Fern Lactation, Emily Ager providing services


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holistic lactation support for growing families.

You are not a milk making machine.

Holistic lactation support starts with addressing the WHOLE person - and then finding solutions that makes sense for YOU and YOUR family during your baby feeding journey.

With years of experience as a midwife, Emily uses a holistic approach when it comes to providing support for families. 


Fern Lactation was born out of Fern + Foster Family Wellness,
a community hub for growing families, established in 2019 and honored to serve the community for a year
before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why Ferns? 

Ferns are abundant in Washington, a symbol of growth, appear delicate but are fiercely resilient in their ability to thrive in dark and rainy conditions and have survived for millions of years on this tumultuous planet.

May we all be more like the fern. 


Support when you need it, where you need it

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"I was freaking out due to a sudden nursing strike from my 8 month old. I got on a (free!) intro call with Emily the next morning and she helped calm me down and talk through ideas to help end the strike... We made progress on our very next feeding the strike was over by that night!"

~ Anna H.

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"I had Emily come to my home for a lactation consult. She was great! First, she was on time, (little things matter). She immediately asked to wash her hands, she was very professional and polite. She actually read what I had filled out for my lactation concern and was able to discuss that with me.   She was friendly and listened to my issue and then watched me nurse. She identified what she thought the problem was and gave me suggestions to alleviate my symptoms. Within 3 days my nursing pain went from a 9 to a 5 and is still improving. She followed up with me and sent me additional information I asked for. I would recommend her to my best friends!"

~ Alyssia G.

"I'm so glad to have found this place. I was struggling to find a lactation consultant that was doing in person consultations until I discovered this place. Emily is awesome and super helpful. We had a 2 hour appointment where she addressed my concerns, did a weighted feed with my baby, assessed for ties and assessed his latch."

~ Caitie A.

"Can't say enough good things about Emily. She listens, is respectful, responsive, attentive -- all the good things you hope for in a midwife. She involved my whole family , and because of her direction and support I had my best postpartum period out of all my children. She supported us through working toward healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. She loves what she does and you can tell she was born to be a midwife."

~ Danisha J.


HOME VISITS | Serving the South Puget Sound area
OFFICE | 1402 S 11th St, Tacoma WA 98405

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P: 253-271-4122