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Stephanie Boateng

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2015

Special Interests

NICU,
Breastfeeding after a reduction,
Oral Functions (Tongue/Lip Ties)

Language Spoken

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

I thought my breastfeeding journey will end at 1 year but we are still going strong at 14 mos.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

Seeing parents enjoy their breastfeeding journey.

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

Hospital, clinic, home.

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

Husband and son.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

Traveling, trying new foods and relaxing with music.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

CNM

What state do you reside in?

Virginia

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

After I saw a pediatrician I worked with who is also IBCLC interact with mothers/parents.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

To further my knowledge and help others in breastfeeding journey.

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

To know that breastfeeding is a journey and its not always a linear one either, try to take a moment to enjoy the journey.

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