I breastfed both of my babies and am so glad that I did.
Seeing parents connecting with their babies, reaching their goals, and growing babies.
My husband and I are the proud parents of two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and four amazing grandchildren. Our "nest" is not empty though. Hercules, our Great Pyrenees, promises he'll never leave us!
I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, and volunteering as the Director of the Women's Health Free Clinic in my community.
I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator, and NRP Instructor. I have also taught classes to parents and healthcare providers. I have spent my career working with families and their babies and have learned so much from them.
Working in Obstetrics, I saw so many parents in need of education and support that it inspired me to become an IBCLC.
I became an IBCLC to help parents reach THEIR goals.
I wish that when I remind a parent to breathe, they would. I see so many parents holding their breath, worrying, anxious, and fearful. They seem to feel as if they are not enough, when in fact, they are the best parent their baby could have.