Ashley Benz is the owner of Ashley Benz Lactation Consultant, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a wife and mom to four children. Ashley is passionate about helping mothers to have a good birthing experience and nursing relationship with their newborn. She is a certified birth doula, lactation consultant, and Lamaze certified childbirth educator.
Ashley Benz holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Communication Disorders (Speech Language Pathology) from University of Kentucky, where she graduated from in 2008. In 2009, she completed Certified Lactation Counseling training. The following year, she became a certified Lamaze international childbirth educator. In 2012, she became a DONA-certified birth doula.
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