Claire Dolmage RPN, IBCLC, CBE
Assisting new parents learn about their newborn and educating them at such a vulnerable and emotional time in their lives is truly the greatest privilege. As a mom of two, I struggled in the early newborn days with shallow latches, nipple pain and damage, engorgement leading to clogged ducts, tongue and lip ties and nursing strikes with little to no support in my area. I knew it was my calling to help new mothers and babies on their feeding adventures to ensure they are never alone in this.
Becoming an IBCLC was driven by my passion, commitment, and perseverance to do better in the world of infant feeding. Staying up-to-date with evidence based information and the latest tips and tricks is my way of providing the absolute best care to my clients. From my own personal experiences, understanding the cultural shift that takes place and staying up to date with it, but also educating on the anthropological biology of breastfeeding is imperative in today's world. There is never a "one size fits all' approach to feeding support.
My non-judgmental demeanor allows families to feel supported and empowered with their feeding journey, I strive to form therapeutic relationships with my clients during the time I devote to their lives.
When I am not attending infant feeding webinars, completing a course or working on care plans for my clients I spend my downtime making memories with my two boys and my devoted husband (who is always supporting all my crazy, ambitious ideas). We love making crafts and reading, being outdoors exploring something new, and eating breakfast for supper at least twice a month.
When it comes to helping you in the land of parenting, I will always be your cheering squad, your book of reference, and your biggest supporter. I promise I will not give up on you and your baby. - Claire