After ten years of hard work in an independent home-based practice, I am moving into an office in 2023, 3 days a week.  The new office is a bright and welcoming space in Malden, half a mile from two orange line stations, directly on a bus line and with plenty of parking for those of you who will be driving in. Big siblings are always welcome and we love our helpers.  So bring them as well! We will make sure they feel included. 

Home-visits will be available on a limited basis (once or twice a week) to patients on the North Shore, in Somerville/Medford and patients within a 20 minute radius of Malden who do not own a car or have mobility issues due to a difficult birth/infant’s medical condition. Please note that, due to limited availability, you will more than likely have to wait longer for a home visit than you would for an office visit.  If you are interested in a home visit, please email us first so we can tell you our availability: info@thebalc.com 


We are also opening a clinic for our low income families and will be starting our pilot year in April 2023!  Read all about it here!




Why hello there! Welcome to The Boston Area Lactation Connection (Formerly North Shore Birth Services). Thank you for stopping by. I’m Kira Kim, Owner and Lead Clinician at The Boston Area Lactation Connection. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and clinical Herbalist in private practice serving families all over the Eastern Massachusetts. 

Have you recently had a baby and looking for lactation care? (Congratulations!!)  Are you expecting and would like to get some questions answered before baby arrives?  Questions about returning to work or weaning?  We can help! Click on services up above to read more.

Our goal is to support you with YOUR goals and we pride myself on offering compassionate, judgement-free clinical care to all of my families. Whether you are looking to nurse for 2 years, formula feed half the time or wean after 2 days, we are here for you.  Your baby, your decisions, my support. 

If you are interested in working with us, please fill out an intake here or email me at info@thebalc.com with any questions!

We look forward to hearing from you!