I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and mother of two amazing children. I work in private practice in Sudbury, where I offer both at home and in office visits for my clients. I feel that in order to be helpful for my clients, it is essential for me to be as flexible and accommodating as possible. I believe that when it comes to infant feeding, families are more likely to make decisions and goals that better suit their needs and lifestyles, when they are well informed, and are encouraged to express their opinions freely; this is the type of environment that I aim to provide for all of my clients. I have great passion for helping others, and a deep thirst for knowledge – which I feed with reading the latest research, and attending conferences near and far.
After the birth of my first child, I was inspired to broaden my knowledge of breastfeeding. This led to my involvement in the ABC program (A Breastfeeding Companion) at the Sudbury & District Health Unit, where I first provided telephone support to new mothers. I then became the liaison for the volunteers at the Health Unit, and the peer support person for their face-to-face breastfeeding support group. It was through these experiences that I discovered my path, and decided to become an IBCLC.