I have been serving families as a lactation consultant and nurse (Registered Nurse, Texas Woman's University 1995) for over 20 years and as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for the last 10 years. I love helping families transition into parenthood with a holistic view of breastfeeding as a piece of parenting. My goal is to help families meet their goals for feeding, whatever that may look like, and to bring healing and wholeness into that process. I have advanced training in tethered oral tissues and oral motor function. I help, not only with positioning and latch, but optimal feeding at breast and bottle, including bottle refusal, pumping and flange fitting, and supporting weaning or long term breastfeeding. I am working on becoming certified in cranial sacral therapy and Mindful Breastfeeding. When I am not loving on babies their families, I enjoy reading, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family. My husband and I have two adult sons, one daughter-in-love, and a teenage daughter.
Bachelor of Scienc, Nursing, Texas Woman's University (1995)
Bachelor of Arts, English, Messiah College (1990)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2011)
Registered Nurse (1995)
Lactation consultations are based around what you need! They include watching baby feed, weighing baby before and after a feeding to determine transfer, assessing baby's oral structure and function and body tension patterns, assessing breast and nipple pain, pumping and flange fitting, bottle feeding, positioning, weaning. You should come away from a visit with a plan to help improve whatever concerns you came in with.