Susan is the mother of three children and originally from Los Angeles, California. She moved to the East Coast in 1987 to attend graduate school in New York City. In 1998, she became an accredited La Leche League Leader in Connecticut and helped to start a La Leche League (breastfeeding support) Group in West Hartford. In 2002, after extensive training and studying, she became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and has re-certified in 2007, 2012 and most recently in 2017.
Susan is available to help with all your breastfeeding needs either in your home or in her office to help plan your breastfeeding journey with a group or one-to-one pre-natal consult, post-partum visit after your baby or babies arrive, returning to work and all other breastfeeding related concerns.
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While Susan is our office's only IBCLC, when you call the office you will likely speak with Alexis. Alexis will provide basic breastfeeding information as well as explain and book appointments.
Susan’s professional standards and practices fall under HIPAA legal guidelines which is a a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. These standards provide patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed.
Susan can come to your home or you can come into her office for your breastfeeding needs.
Prior to beginning your breastfeeding journey, Susan will go over in great detail what to expect in the early days following the birth of your child.
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