I became a mother in 2009, and it transformed my perspective of the world. I was compelled to help other mothers right from the start, first through online and in-person mother support groups, then through informal breastfeeding support. I became a La Leche League Leader in 2011, and continued learning and providing support while slowly working toward becoming an IBCLC, all while juggling the usual trials of parenthood with one child, then another, and another. I have supported several hundred families and have thousands of contact hours working directly as a lactation counselor and consultant.
As a mother to three beautiful, wild children, I am here to tell you, the first week is so hard. The first month, is pretty hard too. The first year often feels like a marathon of breastsleeping and growth spurts and milk everywhere. But you can do this! We can do hard things. When you’re in the thick of it, though, and you’re wondering if your newborn is getting enough, or can’t get her on the breast without pain, or need help figuring out how to make working and breastfeeding work, you don’t have to figure it out alone. These are just a few of the issues an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is qualified to assist you with, and because most parents are most comfortable postpartum in their own homes, I’m happy to come to you.
I intimately understand the emotional and physical struggles of breastfeeding and mothering young children and babies, and I am more than happy to share my knowledge and experience to help you meet your personal infant feeding goals.