I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by a large, extended family of breastfeeders. Because of this exposure, it never even occurred to me to consider other feeding options with my own children. I am happy to say I was able to share this special bond with each of my five children, including my preterm twins!
I realize families may not be familiar with breastfeeding and sometimes struggle with feeding decisions. Or maybe breastfeeding isn't falling into place as easily as anticipated. I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of families and over the last 19 years, first as a maternity RN and currently as a lactation consultant. I'm honored to assist new families in overcoming any breastfeeding obstacles.
I earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1998 and hold a current license as an RN in both MA and RI. My desire to help other families enjoy their breastfeeding
experience prompted me to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2011. I hold a Lactation Consultant license in RI, one of the few states to license my profession. I am also certified in CPR and NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Provider)
Along my professional and parenting journey I discovered the benefits of babywearing and how it compliments breastfeeding and parenting. I carried my last two children extensively. Through my love of sharing this skill I became a volunteer leader with KangaMamas; Rhode Island's Babywearing Group in 2013.
I can help you meet your goals no matter what breastfeeding looks like for your family!
One of a parents most basic instincts is to nurture their new infant through breastfeeding and chestfeeding. This unique bond provides benefits that will last a lifetime!
My goal as a lactation consultant is to support every family in meeting their infant's needs in the way that best suits their unique relationship.
I offer home visits for any lactation needs from prenatal education, getting started with nursing and/or pumping, beginning bottles and returning to work, and even weaning. All appointments are in the comfort and privacy of your home.
I will travel up to 30 min from North Attleboro including parts of RI. Please call for appointments outside of this service area. Due to frequent summer travel, I also offer seasonal service in the Northern White Mountain region of NH. Online scheduling not available for this area. Please call 508-212-7284 for an appointment.
RN, BSN, IBCLC