Breastfeeding Consultation

UC Davis offers lactation consultants to help manage breastfeeding issues and complications associated with lactation

Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC 

Shirley is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Registered Lactation Consultant with the International Lactation Consultant Association, a worldwide network of lactation professionals. She provides private lactation consults on lactation, breastfeeding and returning to work/school, education & support, and provides program development & evaluation for the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program on the Davis campus.

Shirley also provides outpatient lactation support and education for the UC Davis Medical Group in Davis, and is one of the lactation consultants associated with the various lactation studies conducted by the UC Davis, Foods For Health Institute. Shirley is interested in the advancement of a global continuum of care plan for professional outpatient lactation/breastfeeding support; the relationship & importance of breastfeeding to the development of the human gut; and further increasing the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding beyond hospital discharge.


  • Hubert Heitman Staff Learning Center in Davis


  • Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
  • Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m.–11:30. a.m.

She can also make arrangements individually if these times do not work for you. Please email for scheduling.

For Sacramento-based members, with time sensitive concerns, you may also contact the hospital Lactation Consultant who partner with the Breastfeeding Support Program.

Contact:  | Vocera 916-734-0775, please ask for the Lactation Consultant of the day. 

Debbie Albert, BSN, PhD, IBCLC

Katte Smith, IBCLC

Audrey Tullius, IBCLC