I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and a trained Lactation Educator. I am also a Certified Potty Learning Coach. I am member CAPPA, New York Lactation Consultant’s Association (NYLCA), Tri-State Breastfeeding Association.
A lifelong New York resident, I have called Astoria home since 2012. After earning a degree in musical theatre and teaching theatre to children, I launched a 15-year career as a full-time nanny. I thought I knew everything about raising kids. (HA!)
Yet when my son, Finn, was born in 2015, I struggled with breastfeeding, as well as postpartum anxiety and depression. I was encouraged to attend a local moms’ group meetup. By attending the meetings, creating friendships with other moms, and seeking professional help, I was able to successfully work through the postpartum issues and actually breastfeed past my goal. My son is now healthy, energetic, and so tall.
Motherhood, and my postpartum experience, was life-changing for me, and I decided that I needed to give back to other mothers. I took the Lactation Counselor Training Course through the Healthy Children’s Project, Inc. and became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Since becoming certified, I have consulted with new moms on latch issues, feeding positions, over-production, under-production, pumping, and mastitis (just to name a few).
In 2020, I had my second son, Nicholas. A pandemic baby!
The opportunity to take a course in potty learning came my way and I jumped on it. My first was not the easiest when it cam to using the potty. I wanted the help for myself and to be able to guide other parents. I received my certification as a Gentle Potty Learning Coach and now host workshops and private consults.
I am continuing my education currently by studying to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am a trained Lactation Educator and working toward my certification (CLE). I am also certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the Red Cross and Mental Health First Aid through the ThriveNYC Initiative.
I am excited to pay it forward and assist you through your feeding experience. I am here to help and listen over the phone, virtual, or in person. You got this!
Contact Me by Phone, Email, or on my Social Media Pages. Be sure to include your email and phone number in the messages. Thank you!
What is a CLC? Center For Breastfeeding
What is Gentle Potty Learning?
What is an IBCLC? IBCLC
What is a CLE? CAPPA and CLE
What is NYLCA? NYLCA
What is Tri-State Breastfeeding Association? TSBA
What is First Aid Certified? Red Cross
What is Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid ThriveNYC