Inova Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine
8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr #300 Fairfax, VA 22031
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Fax: 571-665-6771
Sun Closed
Mon 8:00AM-4:30PM
Tue 8:00AM-4:30PM
Wed 8:00AM-4:30PM
Thu 8:00AM-4:30PM
Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM
Sat Closed
More Information: Breastfeeding medicine can assist with many breastfeeding related issued that families may face.

Please allow 15 minutes to park and enter building. If you have not already completed your intake forms on MyChart, please allow another 15 minutes before the start of your appointment to complete these forms.

Call 571-472-4300 to schedule an appointment with the Inova Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine team.

If you have general breastfeeding questions, please follow up with your OB physician or your child’s pediatrician.


All communication with our patients outside of phone calls is done via MyChart for security purposes and to optimize our team's coordination of your care. Your timely response to our inquiries helps us connect you with our providers for care as quickly as possible.

If you do not yet have MyChart access, you will need to set up your account, as this is the primary method of communication our team uses to maintain confidentiality once you have requested an appointment through the online form.

To set up MyChart, visit You will receive questionnaires through MyChart before your visit. Please note, these questionnaires must be completed prior to your visit.

About Our Program

Breastfeeding gives babies the best possible start in life and can be healthy and rewarding for parents. However, sometimes families struggle or have medical problems that get in the way of breastfeeding.

The Inova Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine team aims to make the breastfeeding journey as successful as possible for both parents and babies. Our program combines expert clinical experience with dedicated, personalized care to allow parents to find the best version of breastfeeding success for themselves and their babies.

Breastfeeding and lactation medicine can assist with many breastfeeding related issues that families may face, including:

  • Latch difficulty
  • Infant's slow weight gain
  • Tongue-tie assessment
  • Low milk production
  • Oversupply, engorgement or plugged milk ducts
  • Nipple pain or injury
  • Breast and nipple infections
  • Prematurity
  • Feeding of twins or multiples
  • Breastfeeding following maternal breast surgery
  • Pumping and/or returning to work
  • Lactation induction for adoption

Meet Our Team

Karen Bodnar, MD
Karen C. Bodnar, MD
Years of Experience
Michelle Place, NP
Michelle L. Place, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Stilling, NP
Sarah A. Stilling, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Interests
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Primary Care

If you have questions about breastfeeding, please contact any of our lactation consultants listed at 571-472-4300.

Jennifer Zaptin, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant