HPA is very pleased to announce the addition of a Lactation Consultant to our staff! Julie Patton, RN, IBCLC has been caring for mothers and babies for almost 30 years. She began her career working in the Special Care Nursery at Children's Hospital of Alabama, and later worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse. For the past 18 years she has been working as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at Huntsville Hospital. In addition to working with breastfeeding families, she is also a teacher and lecturer in the field of lactation. Julie is a Huntsville native, and lives here with her husband and two sons.