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 more than 20 years of experience working with new families as a maternity RN and 10 years as a lactation consultant. I'm honored to assist new families in meeting their own personal feeding goals.
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 have since "retired" from my KangaMamas role.
I can help you meet your goals no matter what breastfeeding looks like for your family!
RN, BSN, IBCLC