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Kehau Kealoha

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2008

Special Interests

Under/Over Supply,
Back to work,
Oral Functions (Tongue/Lip Ties)

Language Spoken

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

I am a mother of four grown boys, each with their own challenges and successes.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

What most excites me about being an IBCLC is assisting parents in discovering how to nourish and care for their baby which gives them a sense of empowerment.

In what types of settings have you supported patients in lactation?

Hospital & Outpatient settings

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

I have been married for 30 years to my high school sweetheart and raised four sons: Fred, Joshua, Wes and Cy.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I love being apart of my church family.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

I had the privilege of championing the 2nd Baby-Friendly Hospital in the State of Hawaii.

What state do you reside in?

Hawaii

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

In 2002, I traveled to Berkeley, California for my first CLC training and immediately knew this was my call.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I became an IBCLC to help families who need support in reaching their breastfeeding goals. I live in a rural area where lactation support is at a minimum.

What do you wish you could tell every parent (that they would actually do) and why?

Over the years, I have found that families who were prepared in knowing what to expect after the birth of their child, transitioned to parenthood easier than those who were not anticipating normal infant needs and behaviors. Pre-natal education is key.
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