Ashton Osborne, RN, BSN
Ashton earned her bachelor’s in Nursing at Southern Adventist University in May 2009. She is currently in pursuit of her Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Walden University, and is expected to graduate in 2017. She has one son, Johnathon, who taught her first-hand about breastfeeding pitfalls. During her employment at the Charleston Birth Place, where she has worked with mothers and babies for 5 years, she has discovered that breastfeeding pitfalls are common, and can hinder the breastfeeding experience without guidance, support, and the proper education. She is dedicated to holistic nursing and developing evidence-based methods to improve the lives and health of her patients.
Rebecca Costello, IBCLC, MPH
Rebecca's background is in both breastfeeding support and public health. She received her Masters of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. She simultaneously completed a program to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). After finishing both programs in 2010, she worked at University of North Carolina Women's Hospital as a lactation consultant for more than three years before joining the team at WBWC, where she is the director of lactation services of the Mother and Infant Lactation Center (MILC). She is excited about working in and helping develop further a model where midwives and lactation consultants collaborate closely to provide excellent care to breastfeeding families.