I am a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Similarly an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I studied at Helene Fuld College of Nursing in NYC and received my nursing degree in 1995. My background in nursing consists of working with adults in medical-surgical, MICU and home health settings. The past thirteen years of my career consists of caring for the neonatal population, and the dyad of mother and child. This allowed me to further my training and education, having received my certification in Low Risk Neonatal Nursing and graduating from Rasmussen College with the status of Magma Cum Laude; receiving my BSN. I was inspired to become a Lactation Consultant after working in the Maternal Child Division at Tampa General Hospital. I have experienced the different challenges that so many women face with breastfeeding, and wanted to be of further help. I personally know how rewarding this experience can be having breast fed two of my three children. To achieve the status of an International Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC); in addition to my work experience I studied with Marie Biancuzzo of Breastfeeding Outlook and took a proctored international board certified exam. I have worked for two major hospitals in the capacity as a lactation consultant/neonatal nurse and similarly started my own private practice. I have volunteered at the Baby Café, attended La Leche League meetings and joined the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), to remain current in my practice with evidence-based information. This also allows me to continue educating, encouraging and empowering the dyad of mom/ baby on their breastfeeding journey. I am passionate about supporting breastfeeding mothers with their personal goals and normalizing breastfeeding for this and following generations. It is my goal to provide lactation support and counseling whenever and wherever possible.
Registered nurse (1995)
Bachelors of science in nursing (2015)
International board certified lactation consultant (2015)
I'm home consultations, virtual consultations