As a single mom with grown sons still living at home, this business is one of the main sources of my very limited income. Your business is greatly appreciated!
My Professional Background
Breastfeeding my own three sons was a deeply rewarding and enriching experience that inspired my passion for helping parents discover the joy and fulfillment of parenthood through breastfeeding. It wasn’t always easy (in fact, sometimes it was pretty tough), but it taught me how to be a better mother in many ways. The power of breastfeeding to positively transform families never ceases to amaze me, and it continues to drive me to help parents in every way possible.
I’m an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in New Jersey, USA, with twenty years of experience working with breastfeeding parents and babies. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I began my work as a La Leche League Leader (volunteer breastfeeding counselor) in 1998, and then became an IBCLC in 2002, recertifying in 2022.
I'm the author of many books, articles, and a seminal research study about trans male birth and lactation experiences. These publications opened the door for invitations to lecture at professional lactation conferences around the world, which has been a tremendous opportunity to meet passionate breastfeeding advocates in many countries.
Between 2013-2018, I owned and managed an annual educational conference in Philadelphia, USA, concentrating on lactation clinical skills called LCinPP (Lactation Consultant in Private Practice) Clinical Day. I’ve been on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Clinical Lactation and I’ve been a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification Board of Directors. I am also a certified childhood sexual education trainer. I was the Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International for six years. I worked as the inhouse lactation consultant for PumpinPal for two years and as-needed for Breastfeeding Conferences. I also offer virtual lactation consultations on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis.