About Me

mom and baby
My Story

My value for preventive healthcare ignited my passion for helping moms and babies have a successful and fulfilling breastfeeding relationship. With my bachelor's in Public Health, over 1000 hours of lactation specific clinical work, and 90 hours of lactation specific education, I entered the field of lactation. Since becoming certified as an IBCLC, I have worked in an outpatient clinic as well as in the hospital setting, where I currently still work. My experience with babies as a lactation consultant ranges from babies that are just hours old to babies aged 2+.

 

As I began my own breastfeeding journey with the birth of my first daughter, I recognized the importance of having qualified lactation support in order to get breastfeeding off to the right start.

 

It has been a joy to work with moms and babies, and to see the transformation of a challenging breastfeeding situation turn into a rewarding and successful experience. 

Photo by Kalie Wolfinger
Qualifications

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Mama of two

BS of Public Health

Northern Arizona University

Certified Birth Doula

DONA

Certified Educator of Infant Massage

Infant Massage USA

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

Safe Kids

My Philosophy

It is my belief that every mom and baby pair deserve the opportunity to have a successful breastfeeding relationship. This may end up looking a variety of ways. No mom or baby should ever feel shame for the way their story plays out. It is my hope that I can assist women in reaching the goal they have set for themselves, and answer any questions with the evidence based information that is available.

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Photo by Kalie Wolfinger