I am the mother of seven children, all breastfed, including a set of twins. I am the grandmother to a perfect grandson and granddaughter. When I am not supporting new mothers with breastfeeding and parenting, I am also a teacher. However, what I am most of all is a mother myself. I have raised five children to adulthood and have a teenager and a tween-ager still in progress. I have not forgotten what it felt like to hold my new baby and hope I would know what to do! Understanding and empathy for new mothers and their babies adds to my ability to provide support and guidance as this mother journey begins.
I provide personal and professional support and assistance to families welcoming their babies. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I provide private in home consultations for breastfeeding support. As an experienced mother and grandmother, I offer guidance for early baby care and parenting.
I have been involved with mothers and babies as a volunteer and a professional for more than twenty-five years. During those years, I have helped many babies and mothers breastfeed. Breastfeeding is an important beginning for your baby’s health, but it is not always easy. My services include education and assistance with both general breastfeeding knowledge and overcoming challenges.
I have breastfed my own children, including a set of twins. I passed a rigorous exam to become an IBCLC for the first time in 1995. I have had to recertify by exam 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.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. Supporting mothers and babies as find their path together is an honor and a pleasure.