Lactation Lab was born out of my own personal experience.

When returning to work after maternity leave from the birth of my second child, despite getting enough milk, my daughter was not gaining weight. While I sought answers everywhere, I soon found there were no resources available for testing my breast milk. Later I discovered I had iron-deficiency anemia and hereditarily low B-12 levels, and that my daughter had developed spina bifida. I couldn’t help but wonder how things might have been different, had I known. At that moment, I made it my mission to find a solution that would empower moms with the information I wished I had.

When a mom can see evidence that her milk is more nutritious than any formula on the market and that a few dietary tweaks can optimize it, she is encouraged to breastfeed for as long as possible. That is a success. That is our goal.

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Dr. Stephanie Canale, MD and Founder