Paula as a baby!

Paula as a baby!

Paula holding baby Courtney, who was born with a cleft lip, and went on to breastfeed for years!  

Paula holding baby Courtney, who was born with a cleft lip, and went on to breastfeed for years!

 

My firstborn started me on this journey in 1997.  I was fascinated by pregnancy, and though difficult, riveted by growing my baby through breastfeeding.  My own challenges brought me to La Leche League, eventually to become a La Leche League Leader and then a Birth and Postpartum doula, and finally 11 years after my first son was born, an INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT!  I'm so proud of that hard earned certification, and grateful to all the doors it opens to me.  Most of all, I love to watch confidence grow in the families I work with.  It gives me joy.

I am married and my two children are now young men.  I love nature and good TV. I've so much to be grateful for.