Heather Etkins

Heather Etkins - Doula Instructor

Heather Elkins is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and founder of RootLove Lactation Services.  The birth of her son in 2013 opened her eyes to the incredible world of lactation—both through her own initial challenges with and then love of breastfeeding her son, and through volunteer work as a breastfeeding peer counselor for Boulder County’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program.

Heather obtained her law degree from the University of Colorado in 2006 and practiced as a health care attorney for seven years before leaving full-time legal practice to stay at home with her infant son. Heather continues to use her legal training in her part-time work with Boulder County as a breastfeeding policy and environments specialist, where she advocates for breastfeeding parents, especially as they face common barriers to breastfeeding like returning to work or finding a physician that supports their breastfeeding goals.


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