Hello! My name is Jill. I am married and a mother of 5 children (ages 26-14). I graduated from the Brigham Young University College of Nursing in 1997 and I have practiced as an RN for over 20 years; My love and passion for helping moms breastfeed began while working many years in Labor & Delivery, Level 2 nursery, and Mother/baby.
My nursing career started to move toward becoming primarily a Lactation Consultant about 10 years ago. I am now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
I have extensive experience working with in-patient moms and babies who are learning, but might be struggling to breast feed. (Which is quite common!)
As much as the Lactation Consultants in a hospital setting try to give good help and guidance, the reality is that most mother get brief help, and are left with questions or concerns. I consider myself as part of the postpartum doula “tribe”!
I am happy to come to the hospital or birthing center, or your home, to help you ...Your own private IBCLC at your service...no waiting...no sharing.
I also have extensive experience working with both older babies and outpatient lactation clinics over the years.
Currently, I make home visits, usually lasting 1-2 hours. All supplies used during the consultation are included in my fee. I also offer free texting, emails, phone calls during the first 2 weeks to answer questions, give support, or change our lactation care plan.
I understand that breastfeeding success looks different for each mother. I am here to support and guide you, and educate you with an open mind and heart, knowing that breastfeeding is a sensitive time for many mothers. I want to help you reach your breastfeeding goals, or to help you revise your goals into a way that retains both your sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you really did your best.