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Lia Benton, IBCLC

Lia Benton, IBCLC, has been with Atrium Health since 2008. She’s a lactation consultant at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Charlotte Pediatrics in Steele Creek.

After needing help breastfeeding her own children, Lia found the support from lactation consultants extremely valuable. “Breastfeeding did not come naturally to my 3 babies and me,” she recalls. 

Today, she loves being a lactation consultant because she gets to empower women to meet their goals for feeding their babies. “Then you add all of the wonderful families I get to meet and darling babies I get to hold, and it’s pretty fantastic!” adds Lia.

Lia wants patients to know that lactation consultants are flexible and support however you feed your baby. “Some moms worry they’re bad parents if they don’t exclusively breastfeed. That’s not true! You get to choose how to feed and nurture your baby,” she says.

Her best advice for parents is this: “Every day, do your best and forgive yourself for the rest.” 

Lia Benton

Lia Benton, IBCLC, has been with Atrium Health since 2008. She’s a lactation consultant at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Charlotte Pediatrics in Steele Creek.

After needing help breastfeeding her own children, Lia found the support from lactation consultants extremely valuable. “Breastfeeding did not come naturally to my 3 babies and me,” she recalls. 

Today, she loves being a lactation consultant because she gets to empower women to meet their goals for feeding their babies. “Then you add all of the wonderful families I get to meet and darling babies I get to hold, and it’s pretty fantastic!” adds Lia.

Lia wants patients to know that lactation consultants are flexible and support however you feed your baby. “Some moms worry they’re bad parents if they don’t exclusively breastfeed. That’s not true! You get to choose how to feed and nurture your baby,” she says.

Her best advice for parents is this: “Every day, do your best and forgive yourself for the rest.” 

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