Hello - Congratulations on your pregnancy or recent birth! My name is Amy Clark and I am a Registered Nurse and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC.) Before I became a lactation consultant in 2012, I worked in a variety of healthcare fields, from Public Health Nursing to Psychiatry to Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing. As an IBCLC, I am committed to supporting your family in reaching your Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding/Lactation goals. My approach is an holistic one - I combine natural remedies, evidence-based guidelines and knowledge from clinical practice to guide you as a whole person in this endeavor.
Although lactation is a natural function, breastfeeding is not always an intuitive act. Learning something new takes education, patience and plenty of support! I offer un-biased, best practice guidelines so that your family is armed with the tools necessary to make the best decisions for yourself and your baby.
I can help you with: Positioning & Attaching; Nipple Pain; Sleepy or Fussy Baby; Newborn Calming Tips; Baby not Gaining Enough; Low Milk Supply; Over-Supply & Overactive Let-Down; Reflux Symptoms; Tethered Oral Tissues (aka tongue & lip tie); Qs about Maternal Diet & Allergens; Lactating After Breast Surgery; Chestfeeding; Pumping & Bottle Feeding; Qs about Supplementing; Normal Newborn Behavior; Family Sleep & Safe Sleeping Strategies & Guidelines; Newborn Development; TummyTime!; When to Introduce Pacifier/Bottle/Training Cups; Weaning and so much more!
I live in the Outer Richmond of San Francisco with my husband and have two boys.