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TaCori Hayes


Year of Certification


Special Interests

Painful latching

Language Spoken


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

Exclusively pumping for my heart warrior/ NICU baby & breastfeeding my twins for 2 years are two of my greatest accomplishments. 

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

I love helping families realize how amazing of a job they are doing to provide for their babies. I love seeing their confidence grow and just being apart of the journey!

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

Hospital— Mother- Baby Unit, NICU, Neonatal CVICU and Outpatient

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

My family includes my awesome husband, my daughter and twin sons.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I enjoy playing with my 3 kiddos, working out and my latest adventure learning to golf

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

What state do you reside in?


When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

I worked at a pediatrician’s office as a nurse caring for newborns at the same time that I had my daughter. I knew I wanted to become an IBCLC to provide my patients with the same quality of lactation support that I had received.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I became an IBCLC to help all families reach their breastfeeding goals and because representation is so important! When I had breastfeeding difficulties, I longed to be able to connect with other women who looked like me and could relate to my struggles. My desire is for Black breastfeeding educators to be more accessible.

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

Ask for help early & as frequently as needed! In all areas— lactation support, baby care, housework, etc.. We are not meant to do any of this alone!