DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC-RLC
Each mother and baby is an individual with unique needs and circumstances. With the knowledge of many years as a nurse practitioner and assisting well over 5,000 mothers achieve a positive and nurturing breastfeeding experience, I am also able to respond to a broad range of medical circumstances that arise in the course of breastfeeding your baby. I feel it is paramount to understand what the mother’s objectives are for the nursing experience. By listening to the mother, I can help her create an environment of peace and understanding where both the mother and baby can thrive and grow.
After understanding the mother’s objectives and lifestyle needs, my philosophy is to then approach the teaching of breastfeeding from the perspective of the baby. After explaining the needs and reflexes of infants, I then match the breastfeeding goals of the mother to help the mother-baby couple create a unique, synergistic nursing relationship.