My breastfeeding journey began with the birth of my first baby, in 1990. My son was born 6 weeks early and spent his first 11 days in the NICU, gaining weight and overcoming jaundice, which made him too sleepy for feedings. My breast pump became my constant companion for those first few weeks, helping to establish my milk supply and providing my baby with “liquid gold”. Thankfully, the hospital staff were very encouraging and supported me in doing the best thing for my baby and, luckily, my son transitioned quickly to breastfeeding once he was home.
Over the next few months, I sought breastfeeding and parenting support from other mothers in my community, through my local La Leche League group. It was with their support and friendship that my rocky start at breastfeeding turned into a happy breastfeeding relationship. I quickly decided that I wanted to give back to my community, by helping other new moms and babies and I became an accredited La Leche League leader after the birth of my second baby in 1993.
Today, I am the proud mother of 6 formerly breastfed babies and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. My passion is providing evidence-based information and loving support, so that new moms and babies are able to overcome their unique breastfeeding challenges and meet their breastfeeding goals. Every baby, mommy and family is unique and I look forward to meeting with you. Please call me if you have any questions about my services, including insurance reimbursement, or would like to schedule an appointment.