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My passion for helping breastfeeding/chestfeeding mamas and babies began when I faced challenges breastfeeding my third baby. I had breastfed my first 2 successfully (after having rocky starts with both!), so things surely should have gone smoothly for my third, right?! Wellllllll, I discovered that every baby is different, and every breastfeeding journey is very different! My 3rd baby also came along with breastfeeding challenges, and if it wasn’t for the help of a lactation consultant, my breastfeeding journey would have ended long before it did. This was the start of my pursuit to become certified as an internationally board certified lactation consultant, IBCLC. With my 9 years of experience working as a nurse in a children’s hospital (15 years total as a RN), I already had a lot of experience working with infants and children, so becoming a IBCLC allowed me to give moms the expert care in breastfeeding in addition to giving expert care to their babies! I truly found my passion in providing lactation care and I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of mother baby dyads in the past 5 years as a lactation consultant. My experience includes bedside lactation support in the labor & delivery unit, postpartum unit, NICU, outpatient setting, breast-feeding support groups, Tele-health, and prenatal education.
My goal is to help YOU reach your feeding goal, whatever that may be. I will support you while giving you the tools that will help you achieve those goals. Your feeding journey should be a happy one for both you and your baby! My hope is to provide you with the warmth and love that I received during those early, challenging days of motherhood and feeding. You can do this! Let’s do it together!