Breastfeeding only works well if it works for the baby and the milkmaker. All milk makers (gestational carriers or otherwise) deserve the support to make breastfeeding/exclusive pumping/induced lactation/etc work the way they need it to. I’ve helped all ages from newborns to toddlers nurse successfully, from initiating breastfeeding to weaning. I’ve been working as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care for more than 12 years, branching out here and there to Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care, and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, all the while helping moms breastfeed in the toughest circumstances. I love working in the ICU but my husband noticed my favorite days that I was happiest about when I came home were after helping a mom breastfeed successfully during her baby’s ICU stay. I finally got my IBCLC in 2018 after having my daughter.
I grew up as a “mountain kid” in the mountains East of Albuquerque. I wet to University of New Mexico and University of Georgia. I have traveled to Spain, Nicaragua, and Nigeria with different UNM programs. I was introduced to baby wearing in Nigeria and instantly fell in love with it. I’m obsessed with and am a self-proclaimed baby wearing guru. I have tried every carrier I can get my hands on. I love to help parents with their baby carriers so they can feel comfortable using them. I have a large stash of different baby carriers so parents can try them if they aren’t sure what will work for them.
I currently live in the foothills with my husband, daughter, bees, chickens, and dogs. I love to knit, sew, cook, bake, hike, camp, garden, and preserve & can vegetables.
I’m in the thick of parenthood with you, let’s make this breastfeeding thing happen.