Christy Shields, IBCLC

Christy is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultan and has been supporting women with breastfeeding for over 15 years. She facilitates the breastfeeding support groups, teaches classes, and is also available for one-on-one lactation consultation appointments.

About me

Christy is a Florida native and has lived in Niceville for more than half her life despite many moves as the child of an airman and then the wife of a soldier. 

She was first certified as a labor doula in 2006 with Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) and has either volunteered or worked in the birth field since that time. She has attended births in hospital, birth center, and home settings. 

Shortly after completing doula certification, she began pursuing certification as a childbirth educator. She has taught childbirth education to hundreds of families in group settings and in private classes. Additionally, she has trained childbirth educators as the CAPPA Executive Director of Childbirth Education Programs from 2012-2014.

The desire to support women in their breastfeeding journey is actually what initially led Christy into this field. In addition to childbirth education and support, and she has also trained as a lactation educator and completed requirements to become a Certified Lactation Counselor in March of 2017. She received IBCLC certification in 2023.

Most recently, Christy held positions as a midwifery assistant, childbirth educator, lactation consultant and office manager to a local birth center from 2012 until 2018.


  • Labor Doula (CAPPA)
  • Childbirth Educator (Lamaze, CAPPA)
  • Lactation Educator (CAPPA)
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (Healthy Children Project) Postpartum Doula (CAPPA)
  • Spinning Babies (Gail Tully)
  • H.U.G. Your Baby (Jan Tedder)

Christy lives in Niceville with her husband Chris and their two children, Alexandra and Devon.