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Registered Nurse (RN)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Member of International Lactation Consultants of America (ILCA)
What does IBCLC mean?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs have the highest level of credential available for healthcare professionals who specialize in breastfeeding. An IBCLC is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). IBCLC's make appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources. An IBCLC works in a wide variety of settings, providing leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research in the lactation field. They work together with mothers, families, policymakers and society. IBCLC's provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding, improve breastfeeding outcomes, and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.
Jamie Owens is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2012 and a Registered Nurse specializing in Women's Health since 2008. Jamie went to Syracuse University where she majored in Women's Studies and Studio Art. She then went on to an accelerated (BSN) Nursing Program at Quinnipiac University. Jamie has extensive experience working with breastfeeding families. She worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell as an RN on the Postpartum Unit for five and a half years and then on the Labor and Delivery Unit for a year and a half. She has been seeing patients privately at their homes for lactation consulting since she received her certificate in 2012. She left the hospital work-life in December of 2015 once she gave birth to her baby girl Demi. After taking 11 months off to be with her baby, she began her private practice where she lived in Jersey City and surrounding areas. Jamie saw clients in their home and taught breastfeeding workshops. Jamie and her family moved to Denville NJ in April of 2017 where she has continued her lactation consulting practice and breastfeeding workshops. Jamie contributed as a "breastfeeding expert" and freelance writer for the website www.mother.ly. Jamie is also a lactation practitioner for the website/app Maven.
After breastfeeding her own two children for a total of 5.5 years, her love and dedication to breastfeeding only got stronger.
Jamie has always had a passion for women's health and advocacy. She is also a LGBTQI+ ally and loves to assist all kinds of families in their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journeys. She is filled with energy and passion and will do whatever it takes to make her clients feel comfortable, confident, and cared for.
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