Melissa provides non-judgemental breastfeeding and chestfeeding support for families. Her desire is to assist families in meeting their infant feeding goals through a collaborative approach. She has 8 years experience as a Maternal and Newborn RN, two years as an IBCLC, and recently became a Certified Postpartum Doula. Her lactation career began the day her first child was born. Melissa struggled to breastfeed both her children for the first few months. Melissa's breastfeeding challenges led her to seek professional and peer support as well as a lot of self-education. Once Melissa gained confidence and knowledge, she committed to walk alongside other breastfeeding families, especially those who are struggling. Her areas of expertise are prenatal breastfeeding education and the newborn period.