I breastfed and pumped for both of my babies. Although there were some challenges, my experience strengthened my passion for breastfeeding and for helping other families.
Empowering parents by giving them knowledge and support to help them reach their goals.
Hospital, outpatient, NICU, in-home, virtual, breastfeeding support groups, and prenatal education classes.
My husband and I have two daughters and two dogs.
Spending time with family and friends, being on or in the lake
I am also a registered nurse
I knew I wanted to become an IBCLC soon after working in the family birth center and having my first baby. By that time, many of my colleagues thought that I was already an IBCLC! I saw how grateful parents were of my education and support, and how much I loved helping them.
I became an IBCLC to give families the best start and support for breastfeeding that I can! I believe parents deserve accurate information, a personalized, caring approach, so they can decide what is right for their family.
Never underestimate the power of your love, comfort, snuggles (and skin to skin) time. That is what your baby needs the most! Take time to slow down, maybe taking a break, and enjoy your baby. Once you take time to connect, then it is easier for other things to fall into place.