My name is Pamela Mazzella DiBosco and I am the mother of seven children, all breastfed, including a set of twins. I am the grandmother to a perfect grandson. I have had various birth experiences of my own from hospital to home. I provide personal and professional support and assistance to families welcoming their babies. I am a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC, RLC) and a professional labor assistant.I enjoy supporting women through childbirth and breastfeeding as they begin their experience of mothering.
I have been involved with mothers and babies as a volunteer and a professional for more than twenty years. During those years, I have helped many babies and mothers breastfeed through a variety of challenges. I have had the honor of supporting women through labor and birth for several years. My experience includes my own births in hospitals, at home, cesarean birth, and vaginal births after cesarean. I have supported mothers as they welcomed their babies in their homes, in hospitals, and birth centers. I have been with mothers through water births, cesarean births, twin births and vaginal births after a cesarean.
My personal philosophies regarding childbirth are about meeting the needs of the mother and the baby during a very important time: the beginning. I will support a woman’s choices in childbirth and respect that this is her personal journey. My principles regarding the rights of women and children in childbirth are in line with the Coalition of Improvement for Maternity Services and the Mother Friendly Initiative. I agree with Lamaze International’s philosophy of birth and the Lamaze Normal Birth Institute guidelines.
Breastfeeding is an important beginning for your baby’s health. I have been working with breastfeeding babies and mothers for many years as both a volunteer and a lactation consultant. I have breastfed my own children, including a set of twins. I passed a rigorous exam to beome an IBCLC for the first time in 1995. I have had to recertify by exam again at ten years and remain up to date on the most current information related to breastfeeding and human lactation with required re-certification every five years. I have been working as a private practice Lactation Consultant for more than seventeen years. To learn more about the requirements to become an IBCLC, check out www.iblce.org.
I enjoy the work of supporting mothers through the journey of motherhood. Motherhood is indeed a journey. The path is not always smooth and easy, and it helps to have gentle caring support as you travel along. I consider it an honor to support a mother through labor and witness the birth of a child. Being there as mother and baby find their path to breastfeeding success makes my work a pleasure!