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Debbie loves mothers and babies. She has always had a fascination with pregnancy and breastfeeding and babies. Her career spans over 30 years during which time she has worked as an RN in Labor and Delivery and Post Partum, and for a home health agency. She spent three years working with couples undergoing fertility treatments.

In 1998, she became anInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant and has since worked with hundreds of mothers and babies helping them in their breastfeeding journeys. Debbie foundedThe New Born Baby in 2004 to help meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers in the community. She knows and understands the difficulty many women have trying to reach their breastfeeding goals in a society that is very much dominated by formula feeding. She has a special interest in latch difficulties, milk supply issues and tongue tie. Debbie networks with lactation consultants in private practice around the world to stay abreast of the ever evolving field of lactation.

Debbie is the mother of 3 breastfed (now adult) children and two step children. Her difficulty nursing her firstborn probably provided the framework for her passion to help mothers and babies succeed at breastfeeding.

In addition to writing and teaching about babies, breastfeeding and bonding, Debbie maintains a busy private lactation consulting practice. An RN for 35 years, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for 11 years and an Infant Massage Instructor (CEIM) for 5 years, she believes that clinical expertise must go hand in hand with empathy and compassion for the breastfeeding mother and baby. Her practice grew out of a strong desire to guide, support and resolve breastfeeding issues in her community. She has a special interest in the first 48 hours after delivery, nipple pain and infant sucking difficulties. Her practice has grown to include online consultations for women outside of her general area. She hosts breastfeeding groups for mothers to encourage, teach and befriend one another. A visual learner herself, Debbie fills her breastfeeding classes with videos, live breastfeeding demonstrations and props.

Debbie makes her home in Sterling, Massachusetts with her husband Duncan and 21 year old son Daniel. They both enjoy the company of their five adult sons, one daughter and two daughter-in-laws. They are trying to patiently wait for grandchildren.