About Victoria Facelli, IBCLC

Based in Durham, N.C., I am a board certified lactation consultant and postpartum doula, helping families gently transition into life with their new baby (or babies). I came to lactation and doula work because I wanted to focus on helping families make their transition to parenthood as gentle as possible. ​

As a graduate of the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at UNC's School of Public Health, I have received the highest standard in lactation education. I have supported families in hospitals, freestanding birth centers, NICUs and now in your home/my office. 

My background as a postpartum doula helps me take in the needs of your whole family and offer my unique goals-based approach. I support all feeding styles and choices and would love to hear more about how I can support your family.

Expertise and Professionalism 

As an Internationally board certified lactation consultant I have expertise in:

  • prenatal assessment 

  • pain-free breastfeeding

  • making sure your baby is getting enough to eat

  • identifying and making a plan to adress any breastfeeding obstacles

  • breastfeeding education and classes

  • breastfeeding and chestfeeding after a breast-reduction or top surgery

  • non-gestational breastfeeding and inducing lactation

  • tongue-tie assessment

  • paced bottle feeding

  • pumping

  • planning for your return to work

  • infant care

  • feeding multiples

  • safe formula preparation based on WHO guidelines

In addition to these qualifications, I am:

  • Infant/Child/Adult CPR & First Aid certified by the American Red Cross

  • insured

  • vaccinated

Credentials and Training
  • May 2010: B.A. Communications; UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Oct. 2012: Attended DONA-approved Breastfeeding for Doulas

  • Oct. 2012 Attended DONA-approved postpartum doula training, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Oct. 2012: Attended WHO Safe formula preparation training, Marcia Thuermer Chapel Hill, NC

  • Oct. 2012: CPR and AED-use certified for infant, child and adult, Durham, NSeptember 2013: Became PCD(DONA), Certification for Postpartum Doula through DONA International

  • Feb. 2013: Attended NC State Lactation Educator Training through NC-AHEC, Winston-Salem, NC

  • May 2013: Attended "Breastfeeding and Femminism Conference" Chapel Hill, NC

  • June 2014: Became NC Breastfeeding Coalition Business Case for Breastfeeding Chair 

  • March 2015: presenter at Breastfeeding and Femminism; Providing care to LGBTQI families. Chapel Hill, NC

  • June 2015: Attended Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference to deepen resources for LGBTQ families. Philadelphia, PA 

  • May 2015: Completed Mary Rose Tully Training, IBCLC certification program. 350 hours of inpatient and outpatient lactation training in 8 hospitals, NICUs and outpatient clinics. 

  • May 2015: Completed Mary Rose Tully Training, IBCLC certification program. 90 hours in depth didactic training on human lactation and milk composition. Chapel Hill, NC

  • July 2015: Attended EAHEC Breastfeeding Symposium; Mother Infant sleep by James McKenna, PhD. Greenville, NC

  • October 2015: certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant by IBCLE.

  • January 2016: CPR and AED-use certified for infant, child and adult, Durham, NC

  • June 2016: Attended Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA

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Durham Lactation, LLC is a lactation consultant service. Serving families in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Graham, Burlington, and beyond. I offer highly skilled, non-judgmental  lactation and postpartum care centered around your goals. Working together, we can find solutions to nipple pain, mastitis, plugged ducts, oversupply, low production, slow weight gain and any other lactation concerns you might be dealing with.


I offer personalized breastfeeding education/breastfeeding classes/pumping classes/bottle-feeding support/breastfeeding support/help breastfeeding multiples/home visits/prenatal consultations to help you make a breastfeeding plan and so much more. 


In addition to lactation and postpartum care I am part of a network building LGBTQ resources for families in the south. Including parenting classes/parenting groups/gender affirming lactation care/trans chestfeeding and breastfeeding support. 


Web site photography is provided courtesy of local Durham families and the incredibly talented Lis Tyroler Photography. Please do not use without consent.