I am a mother of four grown boys, each with their own challenges and successes.
What excites me most about being an IBCLC is assisting parents in discovering how to nourish and care for their babies, which gives them a sense of empowerment.
I have been married for 30 years to my high school sweetheart and have raised four sons: Fred, Joshua, Wes, and Cy.
I love being a part of my church family.
I had the privilege of championing the 2nd Baby-Friendly Hospital in the State of Hawaii.
In 2002, I traveled to Berkeley, California for my first CLC training and immediately knew this was my calling.
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.
Over the years, I have found that families who were prepared about 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 the key.