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.
The opportunity to empower new families.
NICU, hospital, outpatient, telehealth
Arts and crafts/DIY projects, puzzles, reading, watching my daughter experience the world
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science (Nursing), Bachelor of Science (Social Policy), Board Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse
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.
To empower families and to support them during the major life transition of welcoming a new member of their family.
Trust your gut and make decisions about your breastfeeding journey that will allow you to look back on the experience and smile/feel fulfilled.