Breastfeeding was a journey for me. I experienced low supply and PPAD. With the incredible support of IBCLCs, I had the opportunity to allow my breastfeeding journey to ultimately be one of healing, understanding, and self appreciation.
Supporting the entire family unit
Hospital, NICU, Outpatient, In Home, Pediatricians Office and Telehealth.
I am both a bio mom and a foster mom.
I love to travel and I enjoy making clothes! I knit and sew. I also love trying new restaurants and meeting new people.
I have a Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies.
Prior to becoming an IBCLC, I worked as a postpartum doula. Many of the parents I worked with had lactation-specific questions, so I started taking coursework to better support them and, in those classes, found my calling in the field.
As that postpartum doula, I always felt so honored when families would welcome me into their homes during such a vulnerable time. I watched as families began to learn about these new babies and worked tirelessly to get every step just right. I wanted to be able to give them information that eased some of the anxiety, especially around feeding, and to empower them in their new role of caring for their baby/babies in every way.
I wish that every parent knew that they matter. It’s easy to pour everything we have into our children, but I want parents to know that they deserve to feel comfortable, cared for and supported during the postpartum period and beyond.