Nurse/ Lactation Consultant
Wendy Colson is a registered nurse (RN) and an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) one of San Diego’s prominent woman’s hospitals. Over a year ago, a few of North County San Diego’s physicians convinced her to go into private practice so that they could refer their babies born premature or near-term to someone experienced in the community. Her private practice, Latching with Love and her free breastfeeding support group, Milk & Cookies are located in Carlsbad, California. She has over 15 years’ of nursing experience in both the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) and postpartum units. She has over 8 years’ experience as an IBCLC and has helped thousands of babies’ breastfeed or receive their mother’s pumped milk while hospitalized. Wendy has written protocols now in effect at the hospital where she is employed on the safety of breastfeeding and radiology, which has significantly decreased the occurrence of misinformation from her hospital’s emergency room and radiology staff. She is a consultant for Hygeia,inc. She lives with her husband and three breastfed (8 year’s total) daughters in Carlsbad, California.
Episodes for this expert
Breastfeeding Your Baby in the NICU
The separation between mother and baby while in the NICU can be difficult. How can a mom maximize her breastfeeding success under these circumstances?
Nursing Strikes: Refusing to Breastfeed
Just when you think you’ve got this whole “breastfeeding thing” worked out, your little one decided to go on strike. So, why is your babe no longer interested in the boob? We’ve got some helpful tips to get him back on track!
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