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Simone Toomer

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2021

Special Interests

Relactation/Surrogacy/Adoption 
Breastfeeding after a reduction
Special Needs/Weight Challenges

Language Spoken

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

Extended nursed 2 children until 4. Navigating tongue and lip tie with my second along with early bottles and pumping.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Reaching many new parents and normalizing this time.

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

WIC, Hospital both L&D, mother baby and clinic, private practice and la leche league.

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

I have 2 children (3 and 9) along with my partner. No pets.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Roller skating and anything outdoors.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Birth and pp doula, lamaze certified childbirth educator and infant sleep educator

What state do you reside in?

New York

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After nursing my daughter into toddlerhood.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

Add support into communities that often may not have it.

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

Be compassionate with yourself. There are so many expectations and no wrong or right.

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