Welcome! I'm so excited to share a little about myself and journey as a IBCLC.
I have always been passionate about family and children. Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said a mother! I couldn’t wait to start a family.
My husband and I were married in 2013 and have lived in New Hampshire for most of our lives. Our three sons were born at home with the help from our midwife and family members. I choose home birth because of the specialized care you receive and the thought of not leaving the comfort of your own bed! These home births planted the seed in my heart for supporting mothers and families which has now grown into my private practice.
In 2018 I decided to look into becoming a gestational surrogate. I loved being pregnant and loved that I could help a couple become a family. In April of 2019 I delivered a baby girl for family local to us and started exclusively pumping hours after the birth. I was able to donate over 400oz to the surrogate baby and over 10,000 ounces to a preemies milk bank in California. I pumped for 18 months and fell in love with the pumping experience! I started taking courses online to become a Breastfeeding Specialist, while hooked up to my pump. That started the growth to getting my IBCLC. It became an obsession! I loved seeing how much milk I would get. Some days were really rough, I didn't have a lot of time to do things before I had to pump again. I did battle with yeast and low supply at times, nipple pain and more. But I kept going, making small goals at first, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months then a year and after that I just kept going until we decided to add to our family.
I wanted to share my pumping experience with other families so I created a Youtube channel. I reviewed breast pumps, helped mothers figure out their flange size and so much more!
In March of 2022 I passed my board examination and became an IBCLC! I'm now able to provide lactation care to families nationally.
I can't wait to meet you and your family and help you through your breastfeeding-bottle feeding or pumping journey.