Prior to founding Initiating Lactation my clinical background was in pediatric home nursing, labor and delivery and lactation consultation in a hospital setting. My experience as a registered nurse combined with over twenty years of practicing massage therapy bring a unique combination of compassion and dedication to clinical excellence with a foundation in evidence based practice. 


As mother of two children, I have learned that parenting requires great flexibility and often takes us down unexpected paths.  As you navigate the journey of breastfeeding, unexpected obstacles may arise that can knock you off course.  Having a compassionate and knowledgable lactation consultant is vital for overcoming breastfeeding challenges.

After the birth of our first child in 2006, I was amazed at the gap in care for mothers and infants during their breastfeeding experience.  Becoming a mother led me on a path toward becoming a nurse and lactation consultant. Throughout my career, I aim to improve breastfeeding support and early postpartum care in our region.

I look forward to helping you meet your breastfeeding goals.