I have enjoyed breastfeeding all three of my children. All three of my children have had tongue ties and or lip ties. I know the struggle of a painful latch. I returned to work after each of my babies, so I am an expert at pumping and returning to work. My last baby did not enjoy taking bottles, so she was brought to me to nurse in between my taking care of my fellow breastfeeding mamas.
I love helping mothers reach their breastfeeding goals and watching them build confidence in nurturing their children.
My breastfeeding career began in the Neonatal ICU as a Nurse in 2006. I enjoyed helping mothers provide the best medicine for their sick babies. After having my first baby and working in the Mother Baby Unit for several years, I decided to become a Lactation Consultant.
I wanted to learn more tools to help my patients after delivery. After becoming an IBCLC I also began teaching Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes at the hospital. Over the years, I have continued assisting patients throughout the hospitals, including the Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Unit, Mother Baby Unit, Labor and Delivery Unit, Adult ICU's, as well as Out Patient Clinic's and Breastfeeding Support groups.
I have been married for 17 years, and we have three beautiful children as well as one fur baby.
Traveling, trying new foods and relaxing with music.
I earned my Bachelors in Nursing in 2006, and I went back to school and earned my Masters in Nursing Education in 2016.
After having my first son in 2008.
I wanted more tools to help my patients overcome their breastfeeding challenges.
I think it is so important to ask for help. Those first few days, weeks, and months can be so challenging and lonely, but reaching out and asking for help can make a huge difference.