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Emily Curren


Year of Certification


Special Interests

Under/Over Supply
Back to Work
Toddler/Tandem Nursing

Language Spoken


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

I have had struggles and challenges with each of my four kids. With my first, I went in clueless and had no support. With my second child, I was determined to breastfeed exclusively and didn't seek help when I needed it. And with my third and fourth children, I did better but ran into some things with extended nursing.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

I enjoy working with families to achieve their feeding goals and watching them succeed.

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

Prenatal, hospital, home, WIC, virtual

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

I'm married with four children and four pets (one pup and three kitties).

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I love spending time with my family. We like playing games, watching movies, heading to parks, grilling, traveling, and being outside (especially near water or on a beach).

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

I'm also an RN, PHN, and CPST (child passenger safety technician)

What state do you reside in?


When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

I took the decision after having little to no knowledge on breastfeeding with my firstborn and not getting the support I didn't even know I needed. I used to think that breastfeeding was so "natural," and easy. Wow! Did I have some learning to do!

Why did you become an IBCLC?

After going through my own struggles breastfeeding and not having the knowledge and support, I knew I didn't want that for other families. I don't want others to feel how I did, clueless, lost, and unsupported.

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

If you don't ask for help, you will not get any help. It's tough learning a new skill, especially when you're exhausted. Be patient. One feed at a time. Asking for help is ok.