Rosemary Ragusa, IBCLC


Rosemary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Postpartum Doula. Rosemary’s love for working with babies, birth and breastfeeding began in childhood – being raised by her natural childbirth and breastfeeding advocate of a mother, and helping to care for her younger siblings. When a new mother herself, Rosemary was struck by how much can be done to make the breastfeeding and postpartum experience more enjoyable with a little (or a lot) of help from those gathered around a newly formed family.

Rosemary has worked with new families for many years as a photographer, helping families capture and memorialize the precious and fleeting moments of childhood. Rosemary has a bachelors degree in fine art photography from San Francisco State and lactation specific education at Birthingway College of Midwifery.

Rosemary facilitates our New Families Connection group at Hammer & Jacks on Thursday afternoons and teaches pay-what-you-can childbirth classes at the Alma Education Space for low income families – with passion for inclusivity and empathy in all of her work. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife and son, traveling to interesting new places, cooking, reading, watching movies, singing and having fun.

You can contact Rosemary directly at or 503.313.2427

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