I worked with new families in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Postpartum Doula from 2002 until 2016. In 2011 I certified as a Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant after graduating from the UC San Diego Lactation Consultant program. Although I happily nursed my own son and daughter with what I thought at the time was no difficulty, once I became an IBCLC I realized that many of my children’s issues (crying, tummy discomfort, sleeping difficulties, frequent illnesses) could have been avoided had I received educated lactation information, especially regarding tongue tie.
My husband and I raised our four children in the San Francisco Bay Area. We relocated to El Paso, Texas in February, 2017 – beginning a new adventure!