Taking care of people and
IS MY WHY.
IS MY WAY OF PROVIDING BOTH.
BSN, RN, IBCLC
It all began years ago, my passion for the connection between mother and child. I was in nursing school, witnessing from the bedside, a woman breastfeeding her newborn. I’ll never forget how delighted she was,nurturing her child. I felt privileged to be witness to it and I wanted more opportunities to be a part of this dynamic. I graduated from William Paterson University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and went on to choose maternal child health as my area of specialty. My entire professional career I have provided care to women and newborns: during pregnancy, in labor and delivery, in the newborn nursery and postpartum. Although for several years I took on administrative roles within this specialty, the majority of those years were spent at the bedside supporting, advocating and educating families, especially in regards to breastfeeding and lactation.
My husband and I started our family in 2010. My first breastfeeding experience was anything short of easy. I struggled with managing all the variables involved. I eventually got a handle on the situation with the support of many but continued to jump over hurdles as each new surprise issue arrived. In 2013, my second child brought on a very different experience. I was more confident and our learning curve was less challenging.
In 2017 I made the decision to dive deep into lactation education. I initially obtained a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) certificate and began to focus on providing breastfeeding support to families which allowed for me to confirm my passion. I decided to prepare and sit for the IBCLC exam in October of 2019 and have been credentialed as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since then.