What is an IBCLC?
An IBCLC, or International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is specially trained to help breastfeeding moms and babies by educating and guiding families, using evidence based information. An IBCLC has extensive experience working in the field of maternal and child health and has unique & specialized skills in breastfeeding management. IBCLC's use a problem solving approach with pregnant and breastfeeding women and make appropriate recommendations as needed to ensure their clients meet their breastfeeding goals.
Hi, I'm Dana, and I'm glad you've found my site. I look forward to helping you!
I'm a proud wife & mama to six busy children, as well as an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC.) My journey to help birthing and breastfeeding families began in 1999 when I became a certified childbirth educator and a nursing mother’s counselor through BACE-NMC (Boston Association for Childbirth Education and the Nursing Mother’s Council.) In 2000 I began teaching both childbirth and breastfeeding classes at Norwood Hospital and six years later while still teaching at the hospital, I established and became facilitator of the first breastfeeding support group there, which continues to meet weekly. I became certified as an IBCLC in 2011, at which point I accepted the position of staff lactation consultant at Norwood Hospital. In addition to seeing new moms in the first few days of giving birth, I ran a thriving outpatient clinic, helping moms at all different stages with their breastfeeding relationships in meeting their personal goals. I am now currently managing my own private lactation consulting practice “The Robin’s Nest Lactation Services,” and enjoy helping instill confidence and nurturing a mom’s innate ability to nourish her baby.