Carolyn Tompkins, IBCLC
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and can help you prepare for breastfeeding before your baby is born, help you through your first few very important days of breastfeeding and also assist you through any problems you may encounter along the way throughout your entire breastfeeding experience.
My passion to help breastfeeding moms and babies began after the birth of my first child in 1998. We definitely had our share of obstacles to overcome including latch difficulties, nursing strikes, sore nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis, problems pumping and storing milk, and trouble nursing in public. My daughter and I prevailed with the help of supportive pediatricians, friends, and family. Over the years, I continued to learn more about how to overcome breastfeeding difficulties as I nursed my subsequent daughters born in 2001, 2004, and 2007 and by assisting my friends. I finally earned my Lactation Consultant Certificate from UCSD in San Diego in 2011 after completing coursework at the UCSD Extension and internships at the Palomar/Pomerado Health system. I officially became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in October, 2011 after passing the exam.
I am also a seasoned cloth diapering connoisseur with about ten years of personal experience. Cloth diapering can be very inexpensive and simple or extremely premium and more pricey. Regardless, even the most premium organic natural fiber diapering system will still cost you less money in the long run than disposable diapering. Buying diapers online can be confusing. I have put together a collection of samples for you see and feel, and depending on your preferences and priorities, I can help you choose a cloth diapering system that will work for your family’s needs. Furthermore, washing reusable diapers is easier than you might think! I can show you how.