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Lindsey Ellis

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2014

Special Interests

Relactation/Surrogacy/Adoption
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Toddler/Tandem Nursing

Language Spoken

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

I am now breastfeeding my second child and it continues to amaze me how a little breast milk and a snuggle can fix anything!

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

I get excited when I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm for breast/chest-feeding with others, and when I learn something new about the magic and brilliance of breast/chest-feeding.

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

Inpatient and outpatient

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

My husband, two children (aged 5 and 16 months)

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Being active outdoors, traveling, reading, baking, wrestling with my kids

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Family Nurse Practitioner, Master in Public Health

What state do you reside in?

About to move from Maryland to Arizona

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

When I worked as an RN on labor and delivery and postpartum. The more I learned, the more I fell in love with how amazing breast/chest-feeding is.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

So I could learn more about human milk and share that knowledge with others.

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

Know yourself. Acknowledge and work on your issues. And trust yourself and your instincts as a parent. And you will all be just fine. No parenting book or expert knows more than a well attuned parent.

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