• Meet our Tidewater Lactation Group Family

At Tidewater Lactation Group we aim to provide knowledgeable, compassionate, and respectful support to all parents who choose to breastfeed/chestfeed their babies. Our team is made of strong women with many years of experience in Lactation Consulting and breastfeeding/chestfeeding. We believe that every parent deserves the guidance and education they need to be empowered to nourish their child.

Elizabeth Flight

Liz has been involved in the world of lactation since before the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners was formed. She was a young nurse working in a huge nursery (1983) and was the ONLY one who had ever breastfed a baby! At that time, the La Leche League Blue Book was available and Surgeon General C. Everett Koop formed the State Breastfeeding Task Force groups. After teaching childbirth education for several years, Liz took the “new” UCSD CLE program under Gini Baker in 1991. She passed IBCLC boards in 1993 and has worked in many settings: hospital, clinic, pediatric office, military treatment facilities (MTF), and private practice. In addition to patient care, she has provided teaching and training, program development, parent and staff educational materials development and BFHI program development and management. Liz has been in private practice for the last 14 years and has been working on “MilkNotes” to make lactation charting easier since 2011.

Rhonda McClain

Rhonda is a Hampton Roads area native with 16 years experience in the Early Childhood field. Her passion for helping people brought her to Tidewater Lactation Group where she started as our customer service representative. We love her optimistic attitude and our moms are so appreciative of her gentle spirit. She has recently completed the LER-online (90 hour) lactation training program and hopes to pursue both the IBCLC credential and a nursing degree.

Amy Taylor

Amy has been interning with us since 2017 and will sit for IBCLC exam in April 2020. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and worked in various areas of the hospital, but fell in love with the Emergency Department. She comes back to us after having been a client of Liz’s in 2010. She had successfully nursed three children and was having a very difficult time with her fourth child. After several months of therapy and determination, they were able to successfully breastfeed! The support, love, hope and help that Amy was able to get from Liz back in 2010, led her down the path she has traveled and now wants to give back more than ever to families the same way Liz gave to her.