Angela Plunkett RN, BSN, IBCLC
In 1996 I received my RN, BSN and started working weekends as a Pediatric RN, while also beginning my parenting and breastfeeding journey. With a new baby, I joined La Leche League and became a La Leche League Leader in 2000, about the time my second baby was born. The Pediatric and Mother/Baby nurses I worked with at the hospital encouraged me to grow my lactation skills, and in 2002 I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Since then I have been helping new moms learn to breastfeed their babies at the hospital, in the community through home visits, and around the US virtually over phone and video calls. I continue to serve La Leche League as a Leader and Area Professional Liaison (APL), and stay up to date in lactation field as a member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and TN Lactation Consultants Association. In addition to seeing families for private visits, I co-lead a free community breastfeeding support groups in Murfreesboro .
I am always learning! I have completed the IBCLC Master Class: Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad. This course has given me advanced training in the oral rehabilitation of the breastfed infant, which ensures we get to the root cause of feeding issues and provide a permanent solution. Currently I am adding to my skill set by studying for my Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner certificate.
Having breastfed my 5 babies, I would love to help you get your breastfeeding journey off to a terrific start, answer all your questions, and help you resolve any breasting issues that arise.
When not helping mothers on their breastfeeding journey, I can be found homeschooling the last 3 of my children, reading a good book with coffee in hand, crocheting, gardening, or traveling with my family.
Allycia DeCaire MA, IBCLC
July 2023 Allycia DeCaire joined Tennessee Lactation Care.
Allycia DeCaire MA, IBCLC has been on a journey over the past 6 years to not only learn as much as she can about lactation but to also conduct her own research in breastfeeding while completing her thesis. Allycia’s own struggles in breastfeeding and the lack of support for her and her infant led her to the path to better support all mothers and babies. She’s passionate in helping mothers and their sweet bundles of joy, to be successful in their breastfeeding journeys.
Allycia has been with her loving husband for 19 years. They are blessed with 3 wonderful children, Ellizabeth (13), Jeremiah (10), JJ (6). Allycia is always volunteering and helping others; from teaching littles ones at their church, volunteering at the kids schools and helping with sports teams. She is a wonderful friend to many and loved dearly by the ones close to her.