Through my journey of becoming a board certified lactation consultant, I’ve found there to be this huge miscommunication between how we talk to parents about how they should be feeding their infants versus how we support parents who want to breastfeed/nurse their babies. Most people understand the benefits of breastmilk, but my practice goes deeper than that. For some, feeding their babies at the chest with formula or donor milk is their journey and for others nursing looks like exclusively pumping and bottle feeding or exclusively feeding their babies at their breast. I have no agenda other than to ensure you are informed, empowered and feeding the way that you want to. My approach is quite emotional support heavy as I enjoy spending time in people’s homes getting to know them, their feelings around feeding, their goals and past experiences, and then we get into the nitty gritty of nursing methods, steps, plans, and the like. I strive to be an open source of support and communication throughout people’s nursing journeys and enjoy checking back in with people 8-10 weeks after our initial consults in the immediate postpartum to help them adjust, perfect, or change what has been working or what hasn’t or introduce different tools or techniques if circumstances change. Human milk has a ton of benefits, but further than that, feeling supported in your feeding journey however it looks and setting you up to parent confidently and calmly and with reassurance that you’re on the right track is even more beneficial.
Tagline: Trust your baby and trust your body.
My specialty: I am the daughter of a paediatrician and family practice doctor, so I have a lot of experience and a love of medicine and I get along really well with all care providers. I am also a car seat tech!
Trainings: Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Providers Child Safety Passenger Technician Certificate DONA Birth Doula Training Doula VBAC Certification Evidence Based Birth Course IBCLC General Education Package Friedman’s Curve and Failure to Progress Healthcare Provider CPR-C with AED Lactation Management for Doulas (LER) OHSA Blood-borne Pathogens Certification Supporting Neonatal Resuscitation Pathway 3 IBCLC Candidate
I have taken 14 pre-requisite university courses, medical terminology, medical documentation, occupational safety and security, communications, ethics in lactation consulting, and a 140-hour lactation specific course and am currently offering clinical consults as I await to take my board exam in Spring 2022.