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OUR IBCLC
STAFF

Each member of The Milk Spot team is ready to offer their experience to help you have the best possible lactation journey for your individual needs.

Nichelle Whitehead

MD, IBCLC, FACOG

Nichelle Whitehead is a well-respected obstetrician with the heart of a midwife. Her motivation to help women developed early in her career and led her to a private practice where normal, natural births were the norm, not the exception. Her focus on empowering women to seek holistic health care for themselves and their families, led Nichelle to join forces with Mary Langlois to create Blossom Birth and Wellness Center. Soon after creating Blossom, Nichelle saw a need in the community to create a comfortable place for women to receive lactation support and breastfeeding education. This led her to create The Milk Spot. 

Nichelle’s vision for The Milk Spot is to offer a range of wellness services to the community, enabling women to learn about their bodies and their choices from practitioners who support and encourage them throughout the childbearing years and beyond. Nichelle’s extensive expertise as an OB/Gyn complements her respect for natural, normal birth and her reputation in the community as a patient, gentle, and warm care provider.

The influence of a interdisciplinary education helped form Nichelle’s broad understanding of the social, economic, emotional, and physiological influences on a woman’s health and future wellness. She studied at Miami University and earned her M.D. at Case Western Reserve University, completing her residency in Phoenix. In the several years leading up to the opening of Blossom, Nichelle shared her passion for natural birth by teaching residents at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix to be more holistic physicians. Nichelle shares in life with her husband and is the mother of two sons, both born with the caring help of midwives.

Nichelle Whitehead OBGYN IBCLC
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Jacqueline Norris IBCLC Postpartum Doula

Jacqueline Norris

IBCLC, Birth Assistant, Educator

Jacqueline is a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor.

In 1989, as she prepared for the birth of her first child while living overseas, Jacqueline was awed at the amazing design of the human body to give birth naturally. Two of her children were born in a hospital and two at home. Years later, when she was first introduced to the profession of a doula, she knew she wanted to support women during this amazing and important time of birth as well as the postpartum period.

As a Birth Doula, Jacqueline enjoys supporting families and delights in watching and nurturing the growing relationship between parents and their newborn. When women are supported, birth can be both a joyful and empowering experience. This is significant for the joys and challenges that lay ahead in parenting.

As a Postpartum Doula and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Jacqueline enjoys helping parents to have the best possible start with their precious little ones. She takes great joy in nurturing families during the postpartum period and seeing parents grow in confidence as they are able to rest and bond with their baby.

Jacqueline Norris has long been serving families as a birth and postpartum doula. In 2012 Jacqueline began supporting families as a birth assistant at Blossom Birth Center assisting moms in initiating and establishing breastfeeding. In 2017 Jacqueline became an IBCLC and began working in that role at The Milk Spot. Awed by the amazing design of the human body during the this amazing and important time (of pregnancy, birth and postpartum), Jacqueline has found her calling in supporting moms and babies.

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dana
weston

RDH, BA, IBCLC

Dana Weston is a certified lactation consultant and member of the United States Lactation Consultants Association. Her experience is with lip and tongue ties, breastfeeding multiples, and oral anomalies. She benefits from her background as a dental hygienist in how she can advise and help families through the process of lip and tongue ties.

Dana holds a B.A. in Biology, Psychology and Nutrition from Texas Christian University and an Associate Degree of Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College.

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