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Lilly Hubschman-Shahar

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2015

Special Interests

NICU
Back to Work
Starting Solids

Language Spoken

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

I breastfed my premature daughter. I am the proud mother of an extraordinary daughter, whose strength and resilience in their breastfeeding journey remains constant inspiration in her work as an IBCLC.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

The opportunity to empower new families.

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

NICU, hospital, outpatient, telehealth

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Arts and crafts/DIY projects, puzzles, reading, watching my daughter experience the world

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Science (Social Policy), Board Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse

What state do you reside in?

Arizona

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After working in the NICU for 5 years I came to understand how vital breastfeeding is to the health and wellness of the population. I also saw how little support there is for breastfeeding families and how impactful breastfeeding support can be. As a fierce advocate for holistic and patient-centered care, I felt that becoming an IBCLC would allow me to better support the families I cared for in the NICU.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

To empower families and to support them during the major life transition of welcoming a new member of their family.

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

Trust your gut and make decisions about your breastfeeding journey that will allow you to look back on the experience and smile/feel fulfilled.

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