I have breastfed my three children for a total of 11.5 years, which included nursing through pregnancies and tandem breastfeeding.
Expanding access to lactation care and empowering families to reach their breast/chest feeding goals
Home and hospital visits, office visits with the NM WIC Program, community outreach events, as well as phone and text support.
My blended family consists of my partner, four teenage boys, and one small dog.
Community activism, reading, and supporting local artists in my state.
My mother worked for the NM Dept of Health. As a teenager, I helped her organize World Breastfeeding Week events. In college, I was mentored by lactation advocates in the NM WIC Program, which led to becoming a breastfeeding peer counselor, then WIC Nutritionist, and eventually an IBCLC.
I became an IBCLC because I have a passion for public health advocacy and empowering families through support and education.
I wish to convey to new parents that they are the experts on their own families and that they can learn and grow together by combining love, ancestral knowledge, and evidenced-based support within their communities.