Hello! I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have more than five years of experience helping women feed their babies in home, hospital, outpatient and NICU settings.
As an IBCLC, I am a pro at knowing what makes breastfeeding tick and have a gift for getting babies onto boobs.
Unlike many lactation consultants, I understand the ins-and-outs of formula feeding. I am committed to helping you reach your individual and unique baby feeding goals without judgement.
My masters degree in counseling makes me very attuned to your needs as a new mother. Yes, I am an expert in the mechanics of getting your baby fed, but I will also help you feel centered, calm, and confident while you go about feeding.
As a nurse, I have an eye for the overall assessment of a feeding. My knowledge of medical conditions puts me in a better place to figure out what might be causing your feeding problems.
My combined experience gives you the total package in baby-feeding help.
My clients have described me as “easy to talk to,” “down-to-earth,” and “non-judgmental.” I will meet you where you are in your baby feeding journey, and we will come up with a plan that is designed specifically to meet your needs…whether it be by using the bottle, your boobs, or both!
I look forward to helping you on your baby feeding journey!
–Michelle McKeown Poole, MS, RN, IBCLC
P.S. – My sister and I made a funny book about breastfeeding, and I’m super proud to present “Breastfeeding 101: Prepare the Suck.” Go check it out if you’re into hilarious books about babies and boobs.