About Me

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.

Equity and inclusion are core values to my work. I am deeply committed to improving health equity and improving maternity and postpartum care in the United States.  I served as an Americorps member, a Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitor, and a public health student volunteer in West Africa. I participated in multiple breastfeeding initiatives during my graduate work with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.  

I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in 2008, and an IBCLC in 2010.  I have been in private practice as a lactation consultant since 2013. 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 this work is educating families so that they feel empowered in their parenting choices. I love to see the confidence develop in new parents as they become an expert in their own baby. The first few months of parenting can be challenging, but there are many options for support.

I have two children and I enjoy spending time reading books to them, playing at the park, and watching my 5 year old record pretend cooking show demonstrations.

I am grateful to all of the teachers I have had along the way, and especially all the families that I work with everyday. 

 

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