I believe in every individual’s right to informed consent through access to accurate information and education about options in our healthcare, including birth and infant feeding. I have been providing education and support to families in Northern New Jersey and NYC for 13 years, as a private practice provider, as the Breastfeeding Coordinator for WIC of Hudson County, and as a former Trustee on the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition.
I breastfed my own daughter for two and a half years after a very challenging first three months. During our nursing experience, I learned a lot about the importance of honoring each nursing parent’s path and about the great deal of pressure and stress parents experience in our society, where there is very little support for families.
I have trained women’s healthcare professionals in the hospital setting, WIC programs, Nurse Family Partnership, and Community Doula programs. I have provided education and support to hundreds of expectant families and lactating parents and have developed and taught childbirth preparation and wellness programs for corporate organizations like the Discovery Group.
Unbiased, nurturing, expert breastfeeding support to help you meet your individual infant feeding goals, let's set up a consult to help you get started with a comprehensive individualized care plan.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC*
Registered Lactation Consultant, RLC
Infant Massage Educator
Certified Integrative Health Coach
*An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). An IBCLC works with families to develop and support the implementation of an effective care plan for both mom and baby.
IBCLCs are required to complete a rigorous educational curriculum, which includes 14 health sciences courses, up to 1000 closely supervised clinical lactation hours, and to successfully pass a 5-hour international board exam.