After 14 years in NYC, working in custom research services, sales & marketing, my career took a major turn in 2005 after becoming a mom for the first time. Hands down, this was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I was fortunate to spend that first year home with my daughter and was intrinsically motivated to learn everything that I could about infant nutrition, health & behavior. In 2006 & again in 2008, our family continued to grow. Each pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding relationship was uniquely redefining for me.
Motherhood ignited my innate desire to help 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 absolutely fascinated me.
I became wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting parents that face breastfeeding 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. Three years and 1000 hours of clinical lactation training & education later, I became board certified by the IBCLE (International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners).
Over the last 10 years, I have served 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 moms & babies doesn't happen in a bubble. A collaborative care approach can be more impactful on breastfeeding outcomes. I welcome an open dialogue with your pediatrician, OBGYN &/or CNM. When appropriate, I work in conjunction with other healthcare providers including
NPs, OTs, PTs, CSTs, ENTs, DMDs, MDs, DOs, OMTs, CSOMs & Functional Medicine Specialists.