Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have worked in the area of mother/baby providing direct nursing care and breastfeeding support for over 25 years. I have been an RN, IBCLC in a busy hospital setting (in patient and out patient) for the last 12 years and have been providing private in-home visits for the last 9 years.
To keep my knowledge current, I regularly attend conferences and workshops so I can continue to provide excellent evidence based care.
My passion for breastfeeding came with the infant feeding portion of my nursing program. Coming from an exclusively bottle-feeding family, I was fascinated with the perfect nutrition and bonding process that breastfeeding provided.
Even before I had my own children, I worked tirelessly to help my patients achieve breastfeeding success. This was during a time when all babies were bottle fed in the hospital (very frustrating at times).
I then had my children with the thought breastfeeding would be easy since I knew so much about breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding was far from easy for me. I was unable to achieve my long-term breastfeeding goals as I was unable to access the appropriate help needed to overcome my problems. This was very painful for me and my children.
It was then that I dedicated myself to increasing my knowledge and skill in the field of human lactation. My goal is to help moms and babies overcome problems & avoid common pitfalls to have a great breastfeeding journey.
I have helped hundreds, if not thousands, of families achieve breastfeeding success over the span of my career. I can help you achieve your breastfeeding goals!
RN, BSN, IBCLC
I became a registered nurse in 1998, and earned my Bachelor’s in Science degree in 1999. Over the years I have worked in hospital, clinic, and public health settings.
I have had an affinity for babies my entire life and decided to devote my career to supporting families right from the start. My career began as Mother-baby nurse. I then went on to train as a childbirth educator in 2013 and in 2014 became an international board-certified Lactation Consultant.
I currently work as an inpatient, out patient and private practice lactation consultant. Knowledge is power; so I am always on the lookout for new evidence based information to help my clients. Reading books, looking through online resources and I especially enjoy conferences. Networking with colleagues is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your parenting journey.
RN, BS, IBCLC
We would love to help
Just Natural understands what a difficult time this is for mom’s and babies to get the help they need. We can help with all areas of breastfeeding from sore nipples, difficult latch, slow weight gain, lip & tongue tie, breast pumping and more. You can attend workshops, support groups, 1-on-1 office visits, or relax in the comfort of your own home and get tailored lactation support for you and your baby. Be assured that what ever service best fits your needs, you will get precise solutions that will help you reach your personal breastfeeding goals.