I have worked as a BSN, RN in the area of mother/baby providing direct nursing care and breastfeeding support for 24 years. I have been an RN, IBCLC in a busy hospital setting for the last 8 years and have been providing private in-home visits for the last 6 years.
To keep my knowledge current, I regularly attend conferences and workshops so I can continue to provide evidenced based care.
My passion for breastfeeding came with the infant feeding portion of my nursing program. Coming from an exclusively bottle feeding family, I was fascinated with the perfect nutrition and bonding process that breastfeeding provided.
Even before I had my own children, I worked tirelessly to help my patients achieve breastfeeding success during a time when all babies were bottle fed in the hospital (very frustrating at times). I then had my children with the thought breastfeeding would be easy since I knew so much about it. However, breastfeeding was far from easy for me. I was unable to achieve my long term goals as I was unable to access the appropriate help I needed to overcome my problems. This was very painful for me and my children. It was then that I dedicated myself to increasing my knowledge and skill in the field of human lactation.
I have helped hundreds, if not thousands, of families achieve breastfeeding success over the span of my career.