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Patricia De Lima

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2012

Special Interests

Under/Over Supply
Back to Work
Oral Functions (Tongue/Lip Ties)

Language Spoken

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

I breastfed both my children, the first one for 16 months, and the second one, for 10 months, while having a full time job, and being in Grad school. It definitely wasn't an easy journey, but for sure made possible by having great support, and professional help whenever I needed.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Being able to help families meeting their infant nutrition goals.

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

Hospital, NICU, outpatient, home visits

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

Husband and two teenagers, a girl, and a boy.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Enjoy the outdoors, going to the beach, hiking or just walking.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

MS in MFT

What state do you reside in?

California

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After I got certified as a CLC, and wanted to learn more in depth about lactation.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

To help families with more complex lactation issues.

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

Start getting education about breastfeeding, from a professional in lactation, before becoming a parent.

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