NMR Counseling Mothers

Our counselors include International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and trained, experienced Counseling Mothers. All volunteers started as regular attendees of the group.


We also:

  • Receive ongoing monthly training led by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s).

  • Demonstrate a passion for listening to and helping other women breastfeed their babies.  

  • Attend annual conferences covering the latest research on lactation and associated topics, in order to be able to provide the most up-to-date information and support to the public.

Free Phone Counseling

Mary Overfield, IBCLC 919-847-4903

Amy Veatch, IBCLC 919-264-7977

Elaina Lee 919-559-8689

Amy Sadler 919-438-2208

Eva Snapp 919-264-7424

Jessy Spinks 919-809-9485

Mary Overfield

I began my journey with Nursing Mothers of Raleigh in 1974 when I moved my family to Raleigh from Colorado, and have breastfed three children. I hold a Master's degree in Pediatric Nursing and am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Alongside my volunteer role with NMR, I am involved with advocacy work with the NC Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC) and serve as Chair of the Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance (TBA). I have helped to plan the annual TBA Conferences and Art of Breastfeeding Conferences for several years. .

Amy Veatch

 ​I am an artist, teacher, community volunteer, and mom. I joined NMR in 1990 as a breastfeeding mom in need of support. I breastfed two children, and loved it! The support and friendships I’ve received through Nursing Mothers of Raleigh play an important part in my life to this day. I have loved helping moms and babies breastfeed so much that I became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009.

Elaina Lee

I have been a volunteer with NMR since 2001 and enjoyed breastfeeding my own 3 children. I practice Family Medicine and enjoy sharing my breastfeeding knowledge and experience with my patients and the mothers who come to NMR for information and support.  I serve as a member of the Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance (TBA) and the NC Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC), and have helped plan the annual TBA Conferences and Art of Breastfeeding Conferences for several years.

Jessy Spinks

 I started coming to this group in September of 2014, when I drove a friend to a meeting with her own newborn. I was so impressed by the help my friend received, I decided that night to become an active part of the group.  I feel blessed to have breastfed both my children and I want every mother to be able to experience this gift. I’m currently a stay-at-home-mom to my very active daughter and son.  Until my second child was born, I worked in a call center as a work-life consultant and lactation specialist, and I am always eager to learn more about ways to support nursing mothers in person and over the phone.

Amy Sadler 

I have been attending meetings since the birth of my first daughter in January 2014, and I’m more grateful than ever to be active with NMR once our baby girl joined the family in August 2016. Both my daughters were born with lip and tongue ties which we have overcome, and I’ve also lasted through supply issues and returning to work full time while nursing. I hope to help other moms, babies and families achieve their nursing goals, no matter what difficulties present themselves.

Eva Hornak Snapp

 As a full-time working mom, I sling a pen and a pacifier. My daughter Hazel was born in November 2014. I went back to work when she was 7 weeks old, and I pumped probably way too long (more than 18 months!). I started coming to Nursing Mothers because I wanted help before I needed it. This group helped me overcome painful latch issues and cope with six months of dairy-free living. I became a volunteer because I thought this organization was making a real, tangible impact on the community, and I wanted to help more mothers benefit from the group’s support. I’m also a second-generation group member: my mom got help from Nursing Mothers when she nursed me… since I came home from the hospital in a hip brace!

In loving memory of Mary Rose Tully

One of the founding members of NMR, Mary Rose Tully was a pioneer in the breastfeeding world. She was one of the first lactation consultants certified in the United States and helped create the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. She also served as director of lactation services at the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Hospital. Her passion and work live on in the a comprehensive lactation program named in her memory called The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.