Shannon, MN-NP, IBCLC
I am a Vancouver based Nurse Practitioner, with over 15 years experience in the nursing field. I have spent the majority of my nursing career as a birthing/postpartum RN and lactation consultant in the hospital. As a mother of three breastfed children, I understand the difficulties and challenges families can face with breastfeeding. I have a passion for supporting mother and baby dyads by promoting and supporting a healthy breastfeeding relationship.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and providing lactation support.
Board Certified Lactation Consultants are required to pass a rigorous exam that demonstrates the ability to provide knowledgeable and comprehensive lactation and breastfeeding care.
Attainment of IBCLC credentials indicates that the lactation consultant will work together with mothers to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems, collaborate with other health care team members to provide comprehensive care, encourage a social environment that supports breastfeeding and educate families and health care professionals.
* Please note, while I will bring with me a varied, wealth of knowledge in the nursing field, visits will focus on my expertise as a lactation consultant.