Passionate about the joy of breastfeeding her own daughter, Tina began helping other mother’s with breastfeeding as a certified La Leche League Leader in 1988. During her 10-years as a La Leche League Leader, Tina held positions at the area level of La Leche League including Area Professional Liaison, Area Coordinator of Leader Applicants, and Area Conference Coordinator as well as one-to-one breastfeeding counseling and leading breastfeeding support group meetings. Tina sat for her boards and gained certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, RLC) in 1998.


Cosleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies Do Not and Should Not Sleep Alone

Where a baby sleeps is not as simple as current medical discourse and recommendations against cosleeping in some western societies want it to be. And there is good reason why. I write here to explain why the pediatric recommendations on forms of cosleeping such as bedsharing will and should remain mixed. I will also address …

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What is an IBCLC?

The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized skills in breastfeeding management and care. The IBLCE certification program offers the only international certification in lactation consulting. IBCLCs have passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates the ability to provide knowledgeable, comprehensive lactation …

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AAP Breastfeeding Guidlines

AAP Breastfeeding Guidelines

AAP Reaffirms Breastfeeding Guidelines 2/27/2012 Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. In addition to the nutritional benefits, breastfeeding promotes a unique and emotional connection between mother and baby. In the policy statement, “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk,” published in the March 2012 …

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