Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, CLEC (UCSD)
Its no secret, when you are looking at feeding your baby, "Breast is Best!" Nature has provided mothers with the absolutely most nourishing food for their babies. As a certified lactation educator counselor I educate newly expectant couples on the benefits of breastfeeding and can assist you with breastfeeding your newborn.
Sometimes it takes a village to raise a baby, and I believe that education and support prior to baby's arrival are essential for breastfeeding success. One of the most convenient things I can offer to couples is that I provide private classes in the comfort of their own home on your schedule. We discuss your breastfeeding plans, I can show you demonstrations of proper breastfeeding positions and latches, discuss how to establish healthy milk supply, pumping and storing and finally give you pointers for continuing to nurse after returning to work.
In addition to the prenatal breastfeeding classes I also offer postpartum breastfeeding support and counseling. I also offer Skype and e-mail based lactation consultations for all of my doula clients at no additional cost as part of my commitment to helping you succeed.
My Training - I am pursuing my Lactation Consultant pre-requisites at The University of California, San Diego and hope to officially begin the IBCLC Lactation Consultant program in the Fall.