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Leche & Smiles, LLC

Lactation Support

About Yolanda Akins, IBCLC, CST, CPI

Yolanda is a licensed, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.


Yolanda is from the humble beginnings of Columbus, Georgia. Her healthcare career started in her hometown before she eventually moved to Atlanta, Ga. in 2010. Yolanda’s career has always been in healthcare from being a certified surgical technologist for over 10 years. After having struggles with breastfeeding her own child it was then she decided to become a lactation consultant in 2019. Yolanda feels all families deserve adequate healthcare care services no matter the barriers. 


Yolanda enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is also currently nursing her youngest little one and enjoys the bonding time. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, crafting, and trying new foods. 


Yolanda’s credentials include:

• International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

• Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership

• Associates of Science in Surgical Technology (CST)

• Certified Post Secondary Instructor (CPI)

• CPR Certified (BLS)

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:13-14

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