I've been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, with experience in neonatal intensive care and maternal child health. I became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2008. For over a decade, I have been sharing my expertise both in and out of the hospital with more families then I can count.
Beyond my professional work, I am married and a mother of three rowdy kids. Many patients have asked me about my personal breastfeeding journey, often expecting an ideal story. With each of my children, I experienced different struggles which I believe provides me a greater ability to understand the emotional and physical efforts a family makes when trying to give their child the best start to life.
Learning to breastfeed can feel both exhausting and stressful. The early weeks of breastfeeding are especially overwhelming and critical to meeting your goals. As an experienced IBCLC, I am able address lactation challenges you are experiencing and provide evidence based solutions. Some difficulties a mother/baby may encounter are ineffective or inability to latch, painful feedings, sore nipples, low milk supply, oversupply, clogged ducts, mastitis, jaundiced, and slow infant weight gain. As an experienced IBCLC, I am able to provide in-home customized care for the unique challenges you may be experiencing as well as the guidance you need to work toward breastfeeding goals.