Rachelle Lessen, MS, RD, IBCLC

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Rachelle Lessen, MS, RD, IBCLC, is a Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Breastfeeding challenges such as latching problems, sore nipples and low milk supply, Nutrition-related problems including food allergies and poor growth
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Rachelle Lessen, MS, RD, IBCLC, is a registered dietitian and international board-certified lactation consultant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and her master’s in health education from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. She has worked as a lactation consultant at CHOP since 1996.

Lessen provides lactation consults for families of patients admitted to the Hospital and assists mothers and babies with breastfeeding. She counsels families in the Fetal Heart Program prenatally to offer support and guidance related to breastfeeding an infant with congenital heart disease.

Lessen also offers an outpatient clinic to help mothers with breastfeeding challenges such as latching problems, sore nipples and low milk supply. She specializes in nutrition-related problems including food allergies and poor growth.

Education and Training

Additional Training

MS in Health Administration - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Board Certification

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Dietetics - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant

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