I married my high school sweetheart in 2004 and have two children, ages six and nine. We are a homeschool family and enjoy spending time outside together. In my spare time, I enjoy learning about organization and cleaning tips to make my everyday life more manageable. Learning about breastfeeding was a passion and now turned into a career. I breastfed my first child for 16 months, and it was not an easy journey. My son was diagnosed with failure to thrive, had to go on an elimination diet, had an undiagnosed lip and tongue tie, and was colic. I experienced postpartum depression and low milk supply, and had to supplement with donor milk and specialty formula due to his milk and soy protein intolerance. I didn’t find the support I needed easily, and at night I was at my lowest. I promised myself that one day, I would support breastfeeding moms. My daughter was born with facial paralysis and was a homebirth. The paralysis was a birth defect but brought on new breastfeeding challenges. I was able to breastfeed her for two and a half years, along with pumping and bottle feeding while working full-time. It’s hard work, but I can help you along the way, and once you get to a certain point, it does get easier. I can help you with your nipple pain, fears and anxieties with breastfeeding, teach you how to have an ample milk supply, and how to make breastfeeding work for you and your family. I would love to be a part of your breastfeeding journey and look forward to meeting you where you are in the process. It’s the best investment you will make for you and your baby’s health.
2008 Graduated from the Nursing program at Southern Adventist University (RN)
2014 Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
2018 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC-highest level of lactation)
2020-(In process) IBCLC Masterclass: Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad
Always doing Continuing Education to better my clients and my education.
Postpartum mother baby nurse 6 years
NICU 1 year
Utilization Management Registered Nurse at BCBS TN 2 years
Lactation Specialist for 6 years
Private Practice In-home Lactation consulting March 4, 2020- current chattanoogalactation.com