I maneuvered through slow weight gain, use of and transition from a nipple shield, lip and tongue-tie issues, and maintaining my milk supply after returning to work at seven weeks postpartum - all without the guidance and support of an IBCLC. Had I known about and invested in one sooner, the start of my journey could have been much more manageable.
The opportunity to leave a ripple effect in a families health by providing hope and guidance along their journey.
Hospital, outpatient, virtual
I enjoy hanging out with my little one and listening to podcasts.
CBS-Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Labor Day weekend 2018 after my sister saw how I lit up when talking about breastfeeding.
To be the change I wanted to see in this field, to be an available option for those who prefer a provider that looks like them, to inspire others to choose it for a career path, and to provide a judgment-free zone for parents who choose to provide their milk to their little ones.
Breastfeeding is not transactional. It's an investment.