Best Latch, LLC
Lactation & Postpartum Services
Shiri Perl, LPN, IBCLC, CPD
I have been a pediatric nurse since 2013 with a special focus on newborn care. Through this experience, I have gained extensive knowledge on the dynamics between parents and baby, and the importance of chestfeeding. I set out to become a Lactation Consultant to adjunct my nursing expertise.
I always strive to provide the best, evidence based care. I believe the best care comes from meeting families where they are; by working together to meet their goals. Breastmilk is an ever dynamic, nurturing substance for baby. We are very lucky to live in a world where formula is an adequate replacement therapy for when human milk is not an option. But human milk, for human babies is the gold standard of care. And the data is clear- human milk & chestfeeding saves lives. My goal as a lactation consultant is to educate new parents on the benefits of chestfeeding, help troubleshoot issues, and be an advocate for both the lactating parent and child, in making the feeding experience one of comfort, love and nourishment. I have a special interest in tongue & lip ties, LGBTQIA+ parents, supply issues, special need feeding & latch troubleshooting.
As a Postpartum doula, I take a holistic approach to nurture the new family in the postpartum experience. The immediate Postpartum period is an intimate time of many changes physically, emotionally and socially. Through careful culturally sensitive guidance, & education, I support the new family in navigating through this strange & fabulous new world.
I believe in the importance of care coordination between providers & patients and strive to provide care and communication between all involved. While not working as a nurse in my Doula or IBCLC roles, I always bring the experience I have had through pediatric nursing into every situation to provide appropriate resources and timely referrals.
I am proud to be LGBTQIA+ ally and am inclusive in both my language and practice, sensitive to the trials of parents who are a part of this beautiful community. Additionally, I have completed extra trainings in providing trauma-sensitive chestfeeding & doula care to those who may have a history of past traumas of any kind, and pride myself on providing a safe, genuine, and comfortable experience tailored to the needs of the lactating and postpartum parent.
I look forward to meeting you and your newest additions !
Shiri has been such a savior for me and my newborn! she helped us get comfortable latching, create a routine, and answer all my new mom questions! Can't recommend enough!