Beginning as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor in 2000, I continued in the field and became an internationally board certified lactation consultant in 2006. Working in private practice since 2007 has been very rewarding. I am currently a part time lactation consultant at UMass Memorial Hospital where I work in the NICU and Maternity units. I have experience with families of preterm and late preterm babies. I help moms go from exclusively pumping to initiating breastfeeding their preemies! I am the mother of three growing children.