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Thelma Tun-Thein

IBCLC

Year of Certification

2011

Special Interests

Back to work,
Special Needs/Weight Challenges,
Starting Solids

Language Spoken

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

The challenges I encountered have been my best lessons for helping families, mothers and infants.

What excites you most about being an IBCLC?

What most excites me about being an IBCLC is an opportunity to help families have happy and healthy lives through the best start: breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

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

Outpatient, hospital, community settings, non-profit organizations

What makes up your family (people & pets)?

My family includes my three grown children and two awesome grandchildren.

What do you enjoy doing while not at work?

I enjoy exercise, reading, time with friends, cooking, and traveling.

Please share any additional education or certifications you have.

Registered Dietitian/nutritionist (Specialty in maternal and infant nutrition)

What state do you reside in?

Texas

When did you know you wanted to become an IBCLC?

I knew I wanted to become an IBCLC since my internship.

Why did you become an IBCLC?

I became an IBCLC because of my belief that every baby should get breast milk and to help families/communities achieve that.

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

Love and hold your children every day because they are little for a very short time
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