International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Mother Baby Registered Nurse
Breastfeeding mother of two
After my rocky beginning to breastfeeding my first baby and witnessing the miracles that my own lactation consultant provided me and many other mothers, I had discovered a deep desire to be that person for other parents. I was a surgical oncology nurse and in grad school to be a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at the time, but with much thought I decided to switch paths and started my journey to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). I switched nursing specialties and became a Mother Baby nurse which is where I completed my lactation hours tirelessly helping new moms feed their babies. I'm passionate about it because I've lived it! If you are in the trenches of painful, blistered nipples; mastitis, clogged ducts, thrush, tongue/lip ties, nipple shields, etc... I can relate and help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable. I have completed training on TOTS: tethered oral tissue speciality and can help you identify potential root causes for any difficulty you may be experiencing.
I have tandem nursed my toddler daughter and infant son--to say that lactation is my life is an understatement! Being a TOTS trained provider, I have a focus on helping identify and managing breast and bottle feeding babies with oral dysfunction and tethered oral
tissues. I can help you meet your feeding goals for your baby--whatever that looks like for you. When it's time to go back to work or wean, I can help you make a plan. I can meet with you virtually for select services. I look forward to working with you and your family!
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I'm so grateful to have found Erika with my second child. She is so knowledgeable and compassionate and helped us with several issues. It's obvious that she genuinely loves helping mothers and babies. I have learned so much from her and just wish I had known her after I had my first baby!"
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