Julie Brill, IBCLC, CCCE, CLD, is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, doula, mentor for childbirth educators and doulas, writer, and speaker.

Julie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Holistic Lactation Consultant (CHLC) in private practice, teaching prenatal breastfeeding classes and providing in-home and virtual laction consultations through WellPregnancy and WellBreastfeeding in Bedford, Massachusetts. She has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births since 1992, and mentoring new birth professionals throughout New England as a member of the CAPPA Faculty since 2003.  Julie has spoken at numerous perinatal conferences including Australia's Perspectives on Birth and Perinatal Care, the CAPPA India Conference, Partners in Perinatal Health, Portland's The B.E.S.T Connect, the La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire Annual Conference and the La Leche League of MA/VT/RI Annual Conference. She provides staff in-service trainings for nurses and other providers of perinatal care.

Julie is the author of the doula anthology Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences. She is also the mother of two adult daughters who she homeschooled until they entered college. She is certified to present Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster workshops. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Sociology and Gender Studies and completed the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance Apprenticeship Course. Julie is a member of the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA), La Leche League International, and the United States Lactation Consultants Association.

Read what Julie has to say about paced bottled feeding at Parents, the importance of partner support while nursing at Baby Center, and the Snoo and breastfeeding in Sleepopolis.

Hear what Julie has to say about important perinatal topics:

Breastfeeding and Parenting Newborns during a Pandemic with Dr. Linda Slak           Discussing Tongue Ties with Dr. Linda Slak                                                            Delayed Cord Clamping and Preparing to Breastfeed with Jill Reiter, CAPPA CEO         Preparing for Breastfeeding during Pregnancy with Angela Bell Lic.Ac.                           Doulas Discuss Birth Choices with Joyce Kimball, CPM                                                       Collaborative Care for Tongue Tie with Dr. Marcy Gabrilowitz and Dr. Linda Slak       Lactation Myths, Tips, and Tricks                                                                                    Birth is Not a Spectator Sport: The Important Role of Doulas with InJoy Health Education's INCAST                                                                                           Breastfeeding 101 with certified postpartum doula Madison Fugere


LLL conference presenter

Check out Julie and Angie Bell's discussion about preparing for natural childbirth, finding quality childbirth classes, becoming a doula, hiring a doula, and more.

Julie loves working with birthing and breastfeeding families and specializes in natural, homebirth, and VBAC childbirth classes and holistic, in-home and virtual lactation support.

She strives to provide accurate information and tools so parents can choose the options that are best for them. Julie believes positive birth experiences set the stage for many other positive life experiences, babies benefit immeasurably from having excellent beginnings, breastfeeding can look different for different dyads and is about so much more than just milk, and we all have the right to make informed choices about our health care. She is honored to have taught thousands of childbirth education students in a variety of settings and hundreds of CAPPA birth professionals.

Julie finds the people who are drawn to doula and childbirth educator work are an amazing group and she feels blessed to be able to mentor, learn from, and work with them.

Doulas’ desire to support people during the childbearing year, to pursue continuing education because of their drive to continually offer better services, and their choice to work unknown hours at unscheduled times is the inspiration for Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences, Julie's first book. More information is available at www.roundthecircle.com.

Julie's writings on perinatal topics have also appeared in Midwifery Today, hip Mama, ePregnancy, Spirit of Change, The Boston Parents' Paper B.A.B.Y. edition, Parenting from the Heart , Special Delivery Magazine, and the CAPPA Connection.


"I very much enjoyed my childbirth class with Julie. It was a great chance for me to learn more about pregnancy and childbirth. It was the one time each week where I could really focus on my pregnancy, my baby, and what was to come. Most of us who took the class together have stayed in touch and that has been a tremendous support system for me."

- Amy L., Mom and Former Childbirth Student

"Julie has been an excellent childbirth educator in our community for many years. I have referred my patients to her whenever possible. She's passionate about birth, and caring not just for her own clientele but for the community as a whole."

- Natasha Hawke, Midwife

 "I would highly recommend Julie if you have any questions or issues, not only with breastfeeding but with weight issues in general. We appreciated her willingness to problem-solve with us when no one else knew what to do, and thanks to her we found the answers!"

                                                    - Amelia J., Lactation Client

"Julie has been a huge support in my breastfeeding journey with my second baby. Starting from assuring me and proving me a LOT of super valuable information in the prenatal consult (since I had a difficult time with my first one), she visited me in the hospital when my son was born and multiple times at home in the early weeks to help us navigate tongue and lip tie issues, engorgement issues, my concerns about his weight gain, transition to bottle feeding when I went back to work and now with transition to nursing as a toddler. I can’t thank her enough for her support, empathy, knowledge and prompt responses to my numerous emails. I highly recommend Julie as a lactation consultant."

- Shruthi A., lactation client

"Amazing lactation trainings. Highly recommend for birth and postpartum doulas."

- Diana Snyder, doula, lawyer, patient advocate
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