Your Lactation Consultant: Laraine Clark, RN, IBCLC
Laraine Clark is a Registered Nurse who has focused on maternal – child care since 1978. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1991. She has cared for thousands of mothers and babies in the hospitals, office clinics, and home setting. In order to provide the most current care for the women whom she serves, Laraine has taken it upon herself to attend multiple annual lactation and nursing conferences, webinars, and continuing education trainings beyond her licensure requirements. She developed and promoted the first basics of baby care classes offered to the community by the hospital in which she worked. Laraine especially enjoyed mentoring medical students and physician residents in the hospital setting. She has held leadership positions in professional, community and church organizations.
Laraine is married with three grown children and seven grandchildren. Her experience overcoming various breastfeeding challenges and obstacles with her children and grandchildren have given her a unique empathy and understanding for all mothers- particularly those who have to return to work, and want to keep breastfeeding. She feels it one of the greatest honors to be invited into the homes of families to assist them in accomplishing their breastfeeding goals.
Your Community Health Education Specialist: Leah Dymock, RN
Leah Dymock has been a Registered Nurse since 2009, and has worked in the following nursing care areas: pediatric respite care, home health and hospice, hospital nursing, outpatient oncology and infusion centers, and clinical/nursing education. She is very involved in research and the development of health promotion programs and training guides for commercial and general public use. As the community health education specialist for Love at Home Lactation, Leah is responsible for research and education- specifically in helping create “lactation friendly” workplaces through policy development, and health promotion classes. She also teaches community classes on breastfeeding and self-care for new moms.
Leah is married, and has two children. Both children were breastfed until after their first birthday, while Leah returned to work and school obligations. She understands the unique position and challenges of nursing moms who return to the workplace, and is passionate about helping other moms to make that transition as smooth as possible.