As a public health professional with a background in maternal child health
nursing, I bring a range of skills and expertise to my lactation practice.
I have supported families in hospitals, communities, and homes for over
15 years. I initially became interested in this field during my undergraduate
work at Hampshire College, where I was able to volunteer in Ghana.
After college, I served as an Americorps member at a community health center. I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from SUNY Stony Brook so that I could provide direct clinical care to women and children.
I worked in maternity at a hospital for several years before moving into community health as a nurse home visitor with Nurse Family Partnership.
I graduated from Hunter College with a Master's in Nursing and Public Health, which allowed me to work with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene on multiple breastfeeding initiatives. I am deeply committed to reducing health inequities and improving maternity care in the United States.
My focus on breastfeeding support began in 2008 as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and I became an IBCLC in 2010. I have been in private practice as a lactation consultant since 2013, and I have also worked in the hospital setting as a lactation consultant. I have worked with hundreds of families, and what I enjoy most about my work is educating families so that they can make informed decisions. I love to see the confidence develop in new parents as they become an expert in their baby. The first few months of parenting can be challenging, but there are many options for support.
I am certified in childbirth education and CPR (adult & infant). I am a member of the following professional organizations:
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA)
Tri-State Breastfeeding Association