Hello there, I'm Gabby!

My mission is to help you navigate breastfeeding with confidence.

At Nurturing Milk I provide high quality, evidence-based breastfeeding tips, education, and support to empower you as you feed your baby. Because you deserve an enjoyable breastfeeding experience.
I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a mom of two beautiful girls, and a baby nerd with degrees in psychology and human development who reads research papers for fun–and so you don’t have to. You can sit back and enjoy your baby, and I’ll bring the breastfeeding tips to you!

My mission is to help you navigate breastfeeding with confidence.

At Nurturing Milk I provide high quality, evidence-based breastfeeding tips, education, and support to empower you as you feed your baby. Because you deserve an enjoyable breastfeeding experience.
I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a mom of two beautiful girls, and a baby nerd with degrees in psychology and human development who reads research papers for fun–and so you don’t have to. You can sit back and enjoy your baby, and I’ll bring the breastfeeding tips to you!

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WHAT I BELIEVE:

  • I believe your breastfeeding goals matter.
  • I believe that knowledge is power.
  • I believe that parents deserve to feel prepared and equipped to breastfeed.
  • I believe we should listen to a parent’s intuition.
  • I believe that babies are smart, not lazy.
  • I believe that babies communicate, not manipulate.
  • I believe that you cannot spoil babies by being responsive to their needs, including the need for comfort.
  • I believe parents should be met where they’re at.
  • I believe that a parent is not defined by how they feed their child.
  • I believe formula and bottles are important tools in our feeding tool belt.
  • I believe that exclusive pumping is breastfeeding.
  • I believe that parents should not be shamed for how they feed their baby.
  • I believe that you are doing your best, and that is perfect.

These things can all be summarized in the core values of the Nurturing Milk community:

INSTINCTS
EVIDENCE
EMPATHY
EMPOWERMENT

MY STORY

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was plagued with some pretty intense anxiety about motherhood. Could I have a healthy pregnancy?  Would I be able to breastfeed like I so badly wanted to? 

I assumed breastfeeding would be simple, that once I knew how to latch everything else would follow. 

But that couldn’t have been further from the truth.

My first baby was born early term and struggled to breastfeed. Tongue and lip ties, pumping for low supply, nipple shield use, mastitis, reflux, painful oversupply, clogged ducts, milk blebs, dairy intolerance, and breastfeeding through blood sugar lows…I experienced it all!

I was lucky to have breastfeeding-knowledgable friends who encouraged me to seek help from an IBCLC. I was supported through the difficulties I encountered, and I eventually met my breastfeeding goals. But it soon became painfully obvious that not everyone is so lucky. 

So I decided to do something about that! I became a peer breastfeeding counselor with a non-profit, and I eventually decided to certify as an IBCLC so that I could offer other breastfeeding parents the information, encouragement, and professional support they need–the very things I once desperately needed myself. 

If you find yourself struggling, know that you are not alone. I understand how that struggle can wear you down. My goal is to help lift that burden so you can feed your baby with confidence and peace of mind.

If you find yourself worried you’ll struggle through breastfeeding your next baby, know that every baby is different. My second baby had no feeding issues whatsoever, and your experience could be the same.

And if you have ever felt like you failed at breastfeeding, know that you didn’t. It was the system that failed YOU by not making breastfeeding education and support easily accessible.

I created Nurturing Milk to help fill that gap, and it’s my hope that this slice of the web is a virtual oasis of breastfeeding and pumping information that transforms your breastfeeding experience.

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was plagued with some pretty intense anxiety about motherhood. Could I have a healthy pregnancy? Would I be able to breastfeed like I so badly wanted to?

I learned that a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes is a marathon, and that marathon doesn’t end at birth. Breastfeeding my first baby was a major challenge I wasn’t prepared for.

I assumed breastfeeding would be simple, that once I knew how to hold latch my baby, everything else would follow. But that couldn’t have been further from the truth.

My first baby was born early term and struggled to breastfeed. Tongue and lip ties, pumping for low supply, nipple shield use, mastitis, reflux, painful oversupply, clogged ducts, milk blebs, and dairy intolerance…I experienced it all!

I was lucky to have breastfeeding-knowledgable friends who encouraged me to seek help from an IBCLC. I was supported through the difficulties I encountered, and I eventually met my breastfeeding goals. But it soon became painfully obvious that not everyone is so lucky. 

So I decided to do something about that! I became a peer breastfeeding counselor with a non-profit, and I eventually decided to certify as an IBCLC so that I could offer other breastfeeding parents the information, encouragement, and professional support they need–the very things I once desperately needed myself. 

If you find yourself struggling, know that you are not alone. My goal is to help lift that burden so you can feed your baby with confidence and peace of mind.

If you find yourself worried you’ll struggle through breastfeeding your next baby, know that every baby is different. My second baby had no feeding issues whatsoever, and your experience could be the same.

And if you have ever felt like you failed at breastfeeding, know that you didn’t. It was the system that failed YOU by not making breastfeeding education and support easily accessible.

I created Nurturing Milk to help fill that gap, and it’s my hope that this slice of the web is a virtual oasis of breastfeeding and pumping information that transforms your breastfeeding experience.