Our Staff: Meet Dr. Credo
Breastfeeding is a valuable component of your overall health and the health of your child. You deserve quality, evidence-based care on your breastfeeding journey. As a patient, you seek medical care when any part of your body is not functioning optimally. The function of your breasts and your child's ability to breastfeed are no less important. We provide a thorough evaluation of the issues present and a professional assessment of your medical options. With this information, you can make the best choices for your family.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Lisa Credo has been caring for breastfeeding families for many years. She is a graduate of Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame in Indiana. She earned her MD at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed a General Pediatrics residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before specializing in Breastfeeding Medicine. In addition to being a board certified pediatrician, Dr. Credo is also a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).
Since 2015, Dr. Credo has worked with The Gift, a breastfeeding quality initiative and designation program of the Louisiana Department of Health - Bureau of Family Health, to train health care providers on breastfeeding best practices. She is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding & Lactation Education (IABLE). She has represented Louisiana at the United States Breastfeeding Committee and has served on the Steering Committee of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition since 2016.
Dr. Credo is a founding member of the Capital Area Breastfeeding Alliance (CABA) in Baton Rouge and also served two terms as CABA President from 2016-2020. She has actively participated in many local breastfeeding initiatives through advocacy, community outreach and education, and she has volunteered for many years at local support groups, both hospital-based and community-based, such as La Leche League.