Meet Mary Wachsmuth, BS., IBCLC

Best Beginnings Team Member

Mary Wachsmuth, BS., IBCLC

Education and Training:

  • Oregon State University, BS


  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Professional Memberships:

  • Oregon Washington Lactation Consultant Association (OWLA)
  • United States Lactation Consultant Association (USCLA)
  • International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)


  • Provided breastfeeding support to families in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for 18 years
  • Coordinated the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program in WIC for eight years
  • Instructor for the Institute for Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE)
  • Joined HPC as a Lactation Consultant in 2019

Personal Information:

I was born and raised in Portland, with my extended family living in the Hillsboro/Forest Grove area. I have a husband and two children and enjoy watching them participate in sports and Girl Scouts. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and West Coast Swing dancing. Working with families with young children is a passion of mine. After 18 years of working in Women, Infants and Children (WIC), I’m excited to be working at the HPC with the early postpartum families when breastfeeding can be the most difficult besides throughout lactation.

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