What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant? Being certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is the highest level and most widely recognized certification for lactation consultants. IBCLC’s have studied child development, nutrition, anatomy, psychology, sociology and counseling and have at least 45 hours of college credits in lactation education. Not all IBCLC’s are also registered nurses like me.
What other work experience have you had? Education
Bachelors of Science in Nursing at East Carolina University
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Co-Owner of Capitol Lactation Consultants (10 years)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (22 years)
Lactation Consultant (2 years) – Wake Medical Lactation Center and Mothers’ Milk Bank
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (5 years) – Wake Medical Center
Staff Nurse (2 years ) – Capitol Pediatrics
Medical / Surgical Nurse (2 years)
Pediatrics-Capital Pediatrics Raleigh
Pediatrics Garner Pediatrics
Blue Cross, Cigna and other insurers (patient reimbursement)
Healthsource (out of network patient reimbursement)
How do I help my baby latch onto my breast?
Why does my baby fall asleep at my breast and then cry when I put him/her down?
How can I prevent or cure painful nipples?
How can I reduce breast engorgement?
How can my baby gain more weight while breastfeeding?
How do I know when my baby is hungry?
How can I increase my milk supply?
How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
What should I do if my baby sleeps too much?
When should I introduce a bottle of breast milk?
How do I express milk by hand?
Should I use a breast pump?