Hi! I am a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with 10 years of hands-on experience in breastfeeding care and lactation counseling. I have advanced education in latch and positioning, low milk supply, breast pain management, oral restrictions, maternal nutrition, returning to work, pumping, and normal newborn behavior, and sleep. My goal is to help couplets breastfeed their babies with ease and confidence, recognizing the uniqueness of each situation and that the pathway and the destination is different for everyone. I want your time with your new baby to be more enjoyable with less worry and frustration. I will prepare, empower and nurture you with my compassionate, current, evidence-based, expert guidance. In my “spare time”, I am a proud mom to 3 very active kids ranging in age from 11 to 15. They were all breastfed but each journey was completely unique. Becoming a mother was so transformative, it is what ultimately led me to switch careers 15 years ago. I have over 10 years of experience in the postpartum space. I began serving new families as a Postpartum Doula and during this time many of the couplets in my care faced breastfeeding challenges. This absolutely fascinated me and I knew that becoming a breastfeeding specialist would be the best way to serve new moms and their babies. Feeding our young is primal and biological but it doesn’t always go unhitched. Feeding difficulties can become the bain of our existence, especially during those early postpartum days, weeks and months. There is immense joy when our babies thrive and being a part of that journey in helping parents succeed is my super power.
"I am a first time mom & before I found out I was pregnant, I was adamant about giving breastfeeding a try given the benefits provided to the infant as well as the bonding it creates between the mother & her baby. Breastfeeding proved to be a challenge for us. I met Eileen 6 days after my son was born. She was very accomodating and agreed to a home visit on a Saturday afternoon. Eileen spent 2.5 hours with us, explaining & demonstrating the ins & outs of such an important task. She also made herself available for calls & texts whenever I felt I needed extra guidance. She was very attentive & followed up with me to make sure my progress was being reached. I don't think I could have done it without her assistance. Her expertise was extremely valuable."
Eileen is an absolutely FANTASTIC lactation consultant! I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for that extra support throughout their breastfeeding journey. I live a couple hours away from Eileen, so I decided to work with her virtually. I needed the help fast! She was so knowledgeable and it was as if she was here with me in person - thank goodness for technology. There were several moments where I felt like I just wanted to give up on breastfeeding, but with her help and guidance we got through it. She provided us insight to better improve my sons latch, taught me how to relieve pressure from a clogged duct, how to properly use my pump and so, so much more. She truly spent hours addressing every single one of my concerns even during middle of the night feedings. My son is now 12 weeks old and our breastfeeding journey is truly great all thanks to Eileen! If you are struggling with breastfeeding, don't give up. Give Eileen a call!"
I want to cry, I'm so happy! I just got off the phone with Eileen & after having horrible pain & just an overall miserable experience, I finally feel like someone knows what I'm going through & will finally be able to heal. She was straight to the point, kind & very informative."