Birth is Just the Beginning
Now I’m Prepared to Fly
My career started as a RN on a busy labor and delivery floor spending many hours helping new moms learn foundational skills to feel confident breastfeeding their infants. Now a mother of two, I have personally breastfed both of my children. My nursing experiences were difficult and laden with issues that I needed support to overcome.
As an experienced professional in the field, I felt completely overwhelmed. It made me wonder what the average family leaving the hospital with no experience or specialized education must feel. Through the much needed support of a fabulous lactation consultant who has since become a mentor to me, I was able to overcome adversity and breastfeed both children over a year.
The humbling experience of breastfeeding my own children sparked a passion in me to reach out and SUPPORT new moms. My second child had severe infant reflux and at times I felt like I was drowning during her first year. The help I received kept our family afloat.
I am now certified as an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant). While I still practice as a bedside RN, I feel a calling to work with women on a more personal level. Breastfeeding, pumping, or even bottling are a large part of the foreign landscape new parents find themselves immersed in. My goal is SUPPORT women so they can feel empowered Regardless of how they choose to feed their babies.
What is an IBCLC?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is an individual that specializes in breastfeeding management. IBCLC’s are certified through an independently accredited board after passing a national exam and completing comprehensive education credits while accruing hands on clinical hours. That is a long winded way of saying IBCLC’s have to do a lot of work to prepare us learn how to SUPPORT mothers.
Why Use an IBCLC?
How can I Help?
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy and sometimes the challenges change as your progress through your breastfeeding journey. I can help you and your baby address any issues are simply make a plan to go forward in confidence.
Do any of the above images speak to you? If so, I can help. I am an IN NETWORK provider for Aetna and Independence Blue Cross. You visit may be completely covered! Check with your insurance provider for specifics with your plan. For more details and pricing head to my SERVICES page
IN HOME CONSULTATIONS
I come to you. We problem shoot any concerns you are facing in the comfort of your own home. This package will provide in depth hands on assistance along with an information packet and a detailed written plan for you and your baby.
I provide an e-mail package for those of you who are looking for a professional to address your questions. A Skype session or phone call is included in this package along with a week of follow up correspondence.
NOW AN IN NETWORK PROVIDER
NOW AN IN NETWORK PROVIDER I am now an in network provider for Independence Blue Cross and Aetna! Your initial visit may be completely covered! Many Aetna policies cover up to 6 location consult visits. Check with your health plan. I also take payment via cash, paypal, or credit card.
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