I am a breastfeeding mother with over 1,000 hours of clinical experience helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. My goal is to help families achieve their own unique breastfeeding goals.
In 2000 I graduated from Queens University with a BCOMM and worked for four years in the strategy consulting and banking world. After leaving the corporate world I received my Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in Cape Town, South Africa and my Classical Pilates Certification in Hong Kong. I continue to teach yoga and pilates to pre and postnatal mothers.
In 2007, I graduated from the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine with a Professional Diploma in Health Sciences and Homeopathic Medicine. I practiced as a Homeopathic Practitioner with a special interest in pregnancy, pediatrics and women’s conditions.
In 2011, I graduated from the International Breastfeeding Centre/ Newman Breastfeeding Clinic’s Lactation Medicine Program where I worked as an intern directly under Dr. Jack Newman and Edith Kernerman. In 2014 I became an Internationally Certified Board Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C).
I also teach a "Breastfeeding Essential for Doulas and Health Care Practitioners" at Toronto Yoga Mamas and have educated high level executives with a desire to understand more about breastfeeding for use in their product development.
Why should it matter that I am an Internationally Certified Board Lactation Consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C) has passed a fully accredited, rigorous 4-hour examination set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Prerequisites for the board examination include thousands of hours of clinical work and dozens of educational credits in Anatomy & Physiology, Cultural Diversity, Psychology & Counseling, Child Development, Nutrition, among others. The IBLCE certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for health professionals working with breastfeeding women, and all I.B.C.L.C.s are required to adhere to IBLCE’s Professional Standards.
More information can be found at http://americas.iblce.org/why-hire-an-ibclc