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I've often thought about why I do what I do. After all, I made a very conscious choice to become an IBCLC — it's not the kind of profession you just kind of fall in to! What's really, really important to me is supporting moms in the kindest way I can, so that moms feel good both physically and mentally so their babies can be happy and healthy. I do this by taking the time to listen to what mothers have to say and by offering individualized solutions focused on mothers' lactation concerns. 


When I was breastfeeding and was looking for help, I was frustrated to find judgment. I felt like I was a failure and a bad mother. No one wants to feel this way, especially as an exhausted and vulnerable new mother. Respect and empathy for every mama I work with is a given. I can honestly say that I have never met a mother who wasn't working hard at doing the absolute best she could. I want to support you. My goal is to build your confidence and work with your own goals so that you are successful, whatever success means for you.

 

I help mothers with such issues as:


Difficult breastfeeding
Painful nipples and/or breasts
Uncomfortable latch/painful latch/difficult latch

Concerns about possible tongue tie and/or lip tie
Too much or too little milk supply or milk production
Baby’s low weight gain
Plugged/clogged ducts
Mastitis
Thrush
Pumping

Avoiding nipple confusion
Returning to work
Bottle refusal/bottle feeding
Breastfeeding with flat nipples
Engorgement
Food allergies
Fussy/colicky baby
Medical issues/medications

Difficulty nursing an older sibling

Breastfeeding after breast surgery

Unusual looking nipples and/or breasts

Babies born early

Transition to solid foods

Helping toddlers eat healthier foods


I work with each mother to find solutions that work for her and that she thinks are feasible.

 

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About

At one of the most tender times of your life, you probably want lactation help and also want to feel accepted and heard. I offer gentle support through careful listening about what matters to you. I draw on a whole variety of approaches I've integrated over my fifteen-plus years working in lactation. Your preferences and needs guide the choices we make together.