I’m here to help you get the answers to the questions and concerns you have and I promise to LISTEN to you!
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC*
Registered Lactation Consultant, RLC
Infant Massage Educator
Certified Integrative Health Coach
*An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). An IBCLC works with families to develop and support the implementation of an effective care plan for both mom and baby.
IBCLCs are required to complete a rigorous educational curriculum, which includes 14 health sciences courses, up to 1000 closely supervised clinical lactation hours, and to successfully pass a 5-hour international board exam.
I have been helping parents meet their infant feeding goals for almost 15 years. I have provided education and support to families in Northern New Jersey and NYC, as a private practice provider, as the Breastfeeding Coordinator for WIC of Hudson County, and as a former Trustee on the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition, which means that I have literally provided support to thousands of families. What sets me apart is that I am a mother first and foremost. This means that I have been where you are and I have no personal agenda. My only interest is to serve you, your baby and your family and to help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need so you can make informed decisions that fit your individual needs.
I breastfed my own daughter for two and a half years after a very challenging first three months. I know, first hand, how you are feeling. During my nursing experience, I learned a lot about the importance of honoring each parent’s individual path and about the great deal of pressure and stress parents experience in our society, where there is very little support for families. My goals is to help you figure out what you want and how to get there in a way that is manageable.
In addition to my work with individual families, I have trained women’s healthcare professionals in the hospital setting, WIC programs, Nurse Family Partnership, and Community Doula programs. I have developed and taught childbirth preparation and wellness programs for corporate organizations like the Discovery Group.