After 14 years in custom research services, sales & marketing, my career took a major turn in 2005 after becoming a mom for the first time. I was fortunate to spend that first year home with my daughter and was intrinsically motivated to learn everything I could about infant nutrition, health & behavior. In 2006 & again in 2008, our family continued to grow and each breastfeeding relationship was unique, filled with many ups and downs.
Motherhood ignited my innate desire to help other parents
understand & navigate their new lives with their newborns.
My entry into the Maternal & Child health field began as a Postpartum Doula in 2010.
Many of the couplets in my care faced feeding challenges & this fascinated me.
I became wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting parents that face infant feeding obstacles.
My mission: to serve the postpartum family, helping ease the transition after birth by providing trusted, empathetic & exceptional breastfeeding care. So began my pursuit of becoming a
Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
In 2014, I earned the CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor ) credential through the Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice to better support families with breastfeeding hurdles. In 2017, becoming a Board Certified Lactation Consultant by the IBCLE (International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners).
My experience varies from working with families in their homes, in a private practice setting,
in the public health sector for the WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program &
on telehealth platforms providing virtual consultations to families around the US.
My background as postpartum doula bringing an even deeper understanding to
the unique needs of the postpartum dyad.
My commitment to continued education and training in the field of clinical lactation remains
a critical component to providing you and your baby with the highest quality care.
I believe that nurturing new parents & babies doesn't happen in a bubble. A collaborative care approach is always more impactful on infant feeding outcomes. I welcome an open dialogue and with your medical providers for comprehensive support and guidance.