Cassie Getting, IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Hi there friend, and welcome! My name is Cassie, and I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC), a Labor, Delivery, & Postpartum Registered Nurse, a farm wife, and a mom of three sweet littles.
My love for lactation and my passion for supporting breastfeeding families stemmed from my own struggles and finding out first hand that breastfeeding wasn’t always easy or as “natural” as I had hoped it would be.
My husband, Jalen, and I have three sweet babies of our own- our oldest, Ruthie, our son Lee, and our youngest, Lydia. We live in Southwest Minnesota in my husband’s hometown of Fulda where we farm with his family.
In addition to being a farmer’s wife and a mom to three littles, I have my Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from North Dakota State University and have been a Registered Nurse for over six years. I started my career in nursing working in pediatrics, but primarily worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I first learned about the importance of breast milk and breastfeeding. Since then, I’ve worked at smaller rural hospitals where I’ve done a little bit of everything, but my heart has always been with moms and babies and I have primarily worked in labor, delivery, and postpartum units.
My love for lactation and passion for supporting breastfeeding families stemmed from my own struggles to breastfeed not just one, but all three of my own babies. After welcoming our first child, we moved back to Fulda, to be closer to our families and to farm, but I found that the breastfeeding resources I was used to having so readily available to me were few and far between in rural America.
Prior to welcoming our son into our family in 2019, I became a certified lactation counselor, or CLC. After completing this training I continued working in labor, delivery, and postpartum units helping moms and babies, but also began seeing patients for outpatient follow up breastfeeding appointments.
Fast forward to welcoming our third and youngest, and after struggling with her slow weight gain, and a lip tie, I knew I wanted to be able to provide more resources and support to the moms and babies in our little corner of the world. While on maternity leave with her, I studied for my boards and became an IBCLC. I opened Getting Lactation, in the summer of 2022 to better serve lactating and breastfeeding moms, their babies and their families by providing education, support, and encouragement throughout their breastfeeding and lactation journeys.
Thanks for stopping by my site! You are incredible, Mama. I am always in your corner and am here to support you, no matter how you choose to feed your baby. <3