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Laura Liddile

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2021

Special Interests

Back to work, Special Needs/Weight Challenges,
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 knew I wanted to breastfeed my son and always thought it would come naturally. Little did I know! I needed all the breastfeeding support and education I could get. My little one did not latch deeply and I suffered from cracked and bleeding nipples. I thought it was normal, until a lactation counselor and lactation consultant helped me with positioning. After a few adjustments we went on with breastfeeding for 2 years. I can not express how thankful I was to have those around me to support me and provide me with breastfeeding education.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

The best part, is when I am able to help a family build their confidence with feeding their little one. When we can identify areas of concerns, make a plan, and seeing the families light up when they realize "I got this!"

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

Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Visits, Special Care Nurseries, In-home Consultations, Virtual Consultations, Support groups, and Educational classes

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

My family includes my fiancé Zachary, my son Logan, and our two cats Loki & Mittens. We are hoping for a new addition in the following year! (:

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I enjoy crafting, baking, planting, playing board games, and spending quality time with my family

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Gut-Brain Lactation , Older Baby: Resolving Unsolved Breastfeeding Challenges , Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad

What state do you reside in?

Kansas

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

April 2017, when my nephew was born and my sister asked me to help her with breastfeeding

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I became very passionate about motherhood during my pregnancy. I was amazed about how our body can create and nurture a little human. I was also very surprised on how hard it can be to be a new mom. There is a lot of little details that no one really talks about, yet the little details are so important! I absorbed every little detail I could, and wanted to keep learning more. When my friends and family were expecting, I would always reach out to them and support them any way I could. It wasn't till I found out that breastfeeding looks different for all of us, that each of us have different concerns, and some solutions may work for one mom but not another; that I finally realized what my true passion was... Helping families meet their infant feeding goals.

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

I would love for all families to find out what resources their community offers for breastfeeding. It is important that every family has a support team for their breastfeeding journey. This may include their family, their friends, the community, their co workers, health care providers, lactation specialists, and others.

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