I have always been drawn to nurture and encourage those around me. I earned my BSN in nursing with a specialty in pediatrics followed by training as a doula, Lamaze childbirth educator and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). My extensive experience includes: serving as a breastfeeding specialist in a pediatric office, conducting postpartum visits to assist and educate new mothers about breastfeeding, newborn care, and health evaluations and helping to facilitate postpartum adjustment for the whole family. While my educational training and work experiences have been very satisfying, my professional skills were suddenly elevated to a whole new level when I met a new, inspiring mentor in September 2010 – my baby daughter! Now that I’ve gone through the magical experience of new motherhood myself I recognize even more the importance of building a strong, support system. After facing challenges with my baby I can reassure you that you too can overcome challenges and become the parent you aspire to be. Building on twenty years of consulting and teaching, I continue to fulfill my goal of helping guide parents along a gentle and wondrous path that helps them forge a deep connection with their baby.