I have personal experience with extended breastfeeding and tandem nursing.
My favorite thing about being an IBCLC is meeting families where they are while having the opportunity to empower and educate, equipping them to make informed decisions with confidence.
I have supported families as an IBCLC and RN in the labor and delivery unit, birth center, postpartum floor, leading support groups, and back-to-work classes.
I share my home with a wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and a sweet pup.
I love gardening, exploring the city and nature, and traveling, while spending time with family and friends.
I have been a registered nurse for 18 years.
As soon as I realized being a lactation consultant was something you could do, I knew it was something I wanted to do. My previous work was as a pediatric nurse, so I understood that if I could help families give their babies the best nutrition from the start, I could promote child health from the very beginning. At the time, I didn't even realize all the benefits to mothers and families!
Answer the baby's feeding cues and bids for attention, they have a need. It's okay for someone to hold their baby a lot, you are just weaning them from being held 24/7. You can't spoil your baby!