Mama, IBCLC, treehugger

 

I became a mother in 2009, and it transformed my perspective of the world. I was compelled to help other mothers right from the start, first through online and in-person mother support groups, then through informal breastfeeding support. I became a La Leche League Leader in 2011, and continued learning and providing support while slowly working toward becoming an IBCLC, all while juggling the usual trials of parenthood with one child, then another, and another. Since then, I have supported several hundred families and have thousands of contact hours working directly as a lactation counselor and consultant.

Somewhere along the way, I also began facilitating babywearing education programs, and established and managed several babywearing groups. I am an enormous advocate of babywearing as a means of making breastfeeding and parenting mesh with our modern times, while connecting parents physically and emotionally to their children.

I also serve on the board of the  North Florida Birth Alliance  as Vice President and continue to serve as a La Leche League Leader with La Leche League of Jacksonville, volunteering my time to support local families through peer support groups and educational outreach. 

As a mother to three beautiful, wild children, I intimately understand the emotional and physical struggles of breastfeeding and mothering young children and babies, and I am more than happy to share my knowledge and experience to help you meet your personal infant feeding and parenting goals.