Hello, I am sure you will find the resources you need on this website.
I live north of Boston and travel in about a half hour range of Melrose. All of us travel and we make every effort to meet moms at their home.
One of my first professional steps into the world of mothers and babies was as a certified childbirth educator. As a complement to that, I was also a DONA certified birth doula offering labor and postpartum support for ten years. From these meetings with families, I saw how important it was for new parents to have consistent, timely support, especially for early breastfeeding. That was my inspiration to become an IBCLC.
In 2009, I became certified as an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). I recertified in 2014 and will take the exam every ten years, as every IBCLC does. I'm a current member of ILCA, USLCA and MLCA, the international, national and state Lactation Consultants Associations.
In addition to home visits, I'm one of the IBCLCs at Lawrence General Hospital, I do lactation consultations for Early Intervention Partnership Program and occasionally facilitate the Codman Square Baby Cafe. I also teach regular breastfeeding classes at Newton Wellesley hospital. I see families before birth and in the early days and weeks postpartum. Anytime you have a question is the right time to ask and get support. Home visits are so helpful... much more comfortable and you have a lot more time.
Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions.