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Dianne Cassidy

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2008

Special Interests

Twins/Multiples
Special Needs/Weight Challenges
Oral Functions (Tongue/Lip Ties)

Language Spoken

English
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Please share anything you'd like from your own personal breastfeeding experience.

I breastfed twins while chasing a toddler around the house!

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Supporting and empowering new families.

In what types of settings have you supported patients in lactation?

Hospital, pediatric office, community, private practice

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

Husband Tom, I have 3 kids and I also have 3 bonus kids and 2 dogs!

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Hockey games! Shopping, hanging out with my dogs and family.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Advanced lactation certification, certified childbirth educator, BS in maternal child health / lactation and MA in health wellness / lactation

What state do you reside in?

New York

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

When I started to work with families in the community as a CLC. I wanted to learn as much as I could about lactation and do the best I could at helping families.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I had very little help when I was breastfeeding my babies. I want to be able to help others so they don’t feel so alone and vulnerable.

What do you wish you could tell every parent (that they would actually do) and why?

I would tell them to trust the process and trust themselves and their baby. And see an IBCLC!!

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