Jennifer Hafele, IBCLC / Lactation Consultant
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Jennifer Hafele, IBCLC

The Personal


Becoming a mother changed me.  The sappy commercials were right (at least about some things).  As I grew into my new role, mothering through breastfeeding became second nature to me.  I've been blessed to nurse three kiddos, all different experiences, just to underscore that they are three different individuals.  Not that I could forget!  I have an intense and passionate family full of characters who I wouldn't trade for the world. And I can't wait to meet yours!

Finding My Why

Connecting with others and helping them develop a satisfying nursing relationship with their babies brings me a joy like nothing else.  As a volunteer peer breastfeeding counselor since 2011, I've been honored to walk with so many area families on their breastfeeding journeys.  For me, stepping into this new calling was only a matter of time.

The Professional  

Now, as an International Board Certified Lactation ConsultantI get to come alongside nursing pairs and provide both clinical expertise and empathetic counseling at an exciting and vulnerable time in their lives.  This is much more than a job to me.  Please visit my Services page to learn more about what I offer and how I can support your family.  I look forward to connecting with you!

Proud to serve the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area

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Home Visits

Mama Bear offers a variety of consultations in the comfort of your own home. I come to you bringing my lactation scale and my expertise, and you don't even have to get out of your pajamas! 


Check the Services page for details on all the things I offer.

Lactation Consulting

I am proud to hold the IBCLC credential, the most rigorous lactation credential that exists. I help with all aspects of breastfeeding, lactation, and human milk feeding, as well as things like combination feeding/supplementing, pumping/going back to work, weaning, etc.

Your goals are my goals!

Weight Check Wednesdays

Watching diaper output and weight gain are the two biggest indicators that baby is getting adequate milk. Want some reassurance that your baby is growing well?  


Drop in for FREE infant weight checks every week with Mama Bear. Details on our Facebook page.


"I cannot recommend Jennifer enough!  She has gone above and beyond to be there for me in my breastfeeding journey and has been a source of much-needed support and encouragement during my difficult days of life with a newborn and toddler. Her knowledge is excellent, her teaching skills are absolutely fantastic, and her personality will instantly make you feel at ease."

- Sheila, Mama of two, Eau Claire
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Professional Affiliations

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