Hey There Aspiring IBCLC!
I'm honoured you're considering me as an IBCLC mentor! I know personally how challenging finding an IBCLC mentor can be, not to mention one who specializes in Exclusive Pumping. Please take a look at my bio and see if what I can offer you sounds like we might be a good fit.
My breastfeeding story: Triple fed for 6 months while experiencing low supply (2015). Direct latched for 4 weeks, triple fed for 2 weeks, then exclusively pumped until 9 months while going from low supply to just enougher (2018).
My lactation professional background: I became an IBCLC in 2023. I was primarily mentored virtually through Liquid Gold Concept, with a chief IBCLC mentor with a PhD and an upcoming MD designation. I was also mentored virtually by IBCLCs throughout the US and Mexico obtaining my 500 clinical hours. In 2022, I became a Certified Advanced Lactation Specialist (cALS) through Liquid Gold Concept and completed an additional 103 clinical virtual hours with standardized patients. I also published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Lactation on Flange Sizing. In 2021, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through Healthy Children Project via the aggregate pathway. In 2020, I founded the Exclusive Pumping Institute for professionals, and in 2021, I launched Pumped Love for a more evidence-based take for exclusive pumpers.
My professional background: I work outside of being a Lactation Consultant, being a different type of LC, a Learning Consultant, for a Bank in Canada. I hold a PhD and MEd in Human Sexuality from Widener University, with a strong focus in HIV/AIDS education. In 2021, I became a Board-Certified Sexologist (ACS) through the American College of Sexologists.
Mentorship through EPI
What I offer:
I'm currently not taking on any students. However, it is a plan for the near future since IBLCE seems to be extending virtual mentorship through September 2024. I can't offer in-person mentorship at any time as the majority of my clients are seen virtually. If you are interested, please fill out the Join Mentorship Waitlist below. When I start mentoring, you will be contacted by email.
Things to consider before joining the waitlist:
What you'll bring:
95 hours of Lactation Education Complete
All IBLCE 14 Health Courses Complete
Your Own Liability & Professional Insurance
Completion of your country of residence's Safe Health Record Keeping Policies (ie., HIPAA, PIPEDA, GDPR)
Additional bonuses you'll bring:
A Stepping Stone Lactation Credential (ie., CLC, CBS, CLE etc.)
Access to your own clients that are expecting, considering lactation, currently lactating/ breastfeeding/ pumping or an admin of a pumping group.