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Emily Curren

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2016

Special Interests

Under/Over Supply
Back to Work
Toddler/Tandem Nursing

Language Spoken

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

I have had struggles and challenges with each of my 4 kids. With my first, I went in clueless and had no support. My second, I was determined to exclusively breastfeed and didn't seek help when it was needed. With my 3rd and 4th, I did better but ran into some things with extended nursing.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

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 4 children and 4 pets (one pup and 3 kitties)

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I love spending time with family. We like to play games, watch movies, head to parks, grill, travel, and be 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?

Minnesota

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After having little knowledge on breastfeeding my firstborn and not getting the support I didn't even know I needed. I thought breastfeeding was so "natural" which meant easy in my mind, 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.

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