As a leading provider of up-to-date, research-based lactation information, we take pride in offering the best teaching, breastfeeding presentations, Peer Counselor training, business lactation consultations, in-person and online consults for breastfeeding preparation and problems. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day. We can handle all type of breastfeeding situations and specialize in damaged nipples, tight oral tissues (tongue, lip, and buccal ties), milk supply issues, and slow-gaining infants.
Kathy Parkes is a registered nurse, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association, has a Masters in Nursing Education degree, and a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has been an IBCLC since 1992 and has worked with mothers and babies in a wide variety of breastfeeding situations in both the hospital and in private practice. She is a certified Peer Counselor trainer for the Texas WIC department. This wide variety of experience gives her skilled clinical knowledge to share with others and to help expectant and new mothers overcome difficulties and meet their breastfeeding goals.
Additionally, Kathy has certifications as a Health Coach, specializing in prenatal, postpartum and breastfeeding as well as a Compassion Fatigue Educator, specializing in perinatal and infant loss. Kathy is currently working toward a certification in aromatherapy. Breastfeeding assistance has been provided to families of all types and sizes, in a wide variety of life situations such as adoptive parents, surrogate parents, LBGTQ parents, single parents, long-term nursing, multiples, incarcerated mothers, prematurity, chronically ill mothers and infants, and many other challenges.
Kathy is willing to travel for teaching and presentations within the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and other locations as negotiable. All online classes and consults will be provided on a HIPAA-compliant platform. Please do not share private health information or pictures with Kathy via email.