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About Shannon...

Hi! My name is Shannon. I am an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am also a Registered Nurse (RN) with more than nineteen years of experience caring for patients.

For fourteen years I have worked in a busy hospital nursery/neonatal intensive care unit caring for hundreds of new babies every month. I treasure each and every experience managing the care of newborns from birth to discharge, especially when I'm helping a mom feed her baby during the golden hours immediately following birth, in the well-born nursery, while rooming-in, or receiving special care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

I enjoy teaching! I'm blessed to have many opportunities to train many learners. Some of the places that you may find me teaching include:

  • community breastfeeding classes
  • breastfeeding support group meetings
  • nursing school
  • the hospital or doctor's office
  • employer work-sites
  • daycare facilities
  • church
  • my store
  • my lactation center
  • your home

People I enjoy teaching include:

  • expectant parents
  • new parents
  • nurses
  • doctors
  • students
  • volunteers
  • employers
  • child-care providers
  • ​most of all, babies who are at their mother's breast

I have been privileged to provide breastfeeding support directly to mothers and infants for over ten years. After six years of additional study, while logging over 2,000 clinical hours working with breastfeeding dyads (mother and child), I celebrated earning my first Board Certified status in 2008. My second re-certification will be due in 2018. I have been in private practice since 2010. I was excited to open the Brazos Valley's first lactation center (and baby store) in 2012.

​I proudly represent a very small percentage of the world's IBCLC's because I am not a mother and have never breastfed a child. After more than twenty years of marriage, my husband and I are in agreement that there is not going to be any children for us. Because I do not bring personal experiences into your consultation, I am uniquely qualified to remain "theoretically" pure as we problem-solve your specific situation together.

My list of qualifications and achievements:

  • IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • RLC (Registered Lactation Consultant
  • Breastfeeding Advocate of the Year (2010 BVCAA - WIC)
  • RN (Registered Nurse)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Instructor
  • ​Infant, Child and Adult, CPR Certified 
  • ​Nursing Educator

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​But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

​Galatians 5:22-23

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