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Kendra DeSotel

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2012

Special Interests

Under/Over Supply
Relactation/Surrogacy/Adoption
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 breastfed my two biological sons and also my adoptive daughter ( 22 months).

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Having a unique role in the bond between parents and child. The honor to be brought into their life to support, compliment, encourage and educate is beautiful and holy.

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

Hospital, Outpatient Clinics, NICI, and Home Visits.

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

We are a Family of 6. 2 biological sons and 2 daughters by adoption. We have 2 dogs and 21 chickens.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Spending time with my children/ family swimming, hiking, boating, and homesteading.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

RN, IBCLC

What state do you reside in?

IL

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After working in Labor and Delivery for 4 years 

Why did you become an IBCLC?

It was my passion at work and was naturally drawn to helping with breastfeeding.

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

You have the power to make the decisions for yourself and your family. The bottom line is you are capable to choose the path your family takes and it will be unique to you. My goal is to Im power you to see what your goals and convictions are and help you walk them out.

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