My philosophy of care is simple... I provide moms with the most up-to-date, evidence-based clinical support in a way that empowers them to make the best decisions for their families...whatever they may be.
I have been practicing as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for seven years in PA & NJ. Before deciding to start Blossom Baby, I worked for Mahala Lactation & Perinatal Services, a well-established group of professional lactation consultants in the Northeast New Jersey region who have been serving moms for over 10 years.
Aside from providing breastfeeding families with expert lactation support and management through comprehensive prenatal and postpartum consultations, I also do a lot of physician education through the American Academy of Pediatricians and PA Department of Health. When I am not working in private practice, I work as an IBCLC on the maternity unit of Grand View Hospital helping new mothers learn how to breastfeed, in addition to coordinating our Keystone 10 initiative program, which is dedicated to increasing breastfeeding rates and bettering the health of moms and babies . My most important job, however, is being a mom to my four young children!
As an in-home care provider, Blossom Baby truly understands the value of human interaction and communication, and also about the importance of meeting moms where they are at. I understand that not everyone wants a home visit, so I also offer office consultations by appointment at The Growing Place in Emmaus. PA. I am here to provide support for you and your family, whatever the situation!
How is an IBCLC different than a breastfeeding "specialist," "expert," "peer counselor," "helper," or "Lactation Management Professional?" You may hear these terms and see credentials such as CLC or CLE after the names of such individuals, and while their support is important and helpful in a variety of situations, there is a very big difference between their knowledge, clincial skills, and experience versus that of an IBCLC. So what distinguishes IBCLCs from all the rest? Read below:
Lactation Consultant- What Does that mean?!
Amy E. Nansteel, MA, IBCLC, RLC