Rachel Crossen, BS, RLC(IBCLC)
Phone # 540-270-8230
Serving Gainesville, Haymarket, Warrenton, Strasburg, Fauquier, Front Royal & Warren Counties
Joined PLS in 2012
Registered Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2012
Bachelor's in Psychology
I grew up in Upstate NY, obtained my BS in Psychology at Fairleigh Dickenson University in NJ. My husband & I were married after graduation we spent one year in Williamsburg, VA then moved to Syracuse, NY for my husband to attend grad/law school. This is where we welcomed our first child & where I had the wonderful experience of finding La Leche League (LLL) while I was pregnant & quickly decided breastfeeding was the only way to go for me. After a disappointing birth experience I was confronted with breastfeeding difficulties. I was devastated at the idea of not being able to breastfeed my son. I didn't have to worry too long as the hospital sent in my lifesaver in the form of a Lactation Consultant. She assured me I would be able to breastfeed & supported me every step of the way until we were in the clear. I am sure we would not have gone on to breastfeed for many months to come if I hadn't been lucky enough to have been sent this help. We moved to Fauquier County 14 years ago & I immediately looked for a local LLL group. Two years later I decided I wanted to pursue becoming an LLL leader & have been doing this in one form or another ever since. We went on to have two more children who breastfed beautifully for quite some time. I spent many years loving life as a stay-at-home mom but once my children were all in school I felt an urge to branch out a little with some of my new found time. Becoming a certified Lactation Consultant seemed the natural answer. It is my hope that I will be that supportive person who makes a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies.