My goal as a Lactation Consultant is to focus on providing holistic, evidence based breastfeeding support and care from preconception to weaning for women and their families in Northeast Louisiana. I want to not only help mothers breastfeed their children, the but to elevate the wellness of the community as a whole. I don't just love breastfeeding - I love the whole journey of becoming a mother!
I believe that mothers in Northeast Louisiana deserve to have their breastfeeding goals met through professional assistance from Milk & Honey. I know that God gives each of us special gifts and He has given me a passion for helping new mothers. Becoming a new mother can be challenging and my goal is to help make this time a joyful one. No matter if you breastfeed 1 time or for over 1 year - I am proud of you! I firmly believe that if we build up the women in our community and give them the breastfeeding support they deserve, that our entire region will reap the benefits!
I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 2008 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2016. Prior to finding my passion helping mothers, I worked in the Adult ICU and Emergency Room setting. After having my first child, I realized just how hard breastfeeding could be! I felt overwhelmed by the things I found online but didn't know where to turn. I knew then and there, that I wanted to help mothers in my community breastfeed. I saw how stressful it could be, and I knew I had to do something to help! I shifted gears and became an IBCLC! I now have 2 children (ages 2 & 5). Becoming a new mother comes with a lot of changes. I love helping women become mothers - for the first time or for the 10th time! I truly love my job and all the mothers and babies I work with! Thank you for letting me be a part of your team.