I been involved with breastfeeding since 1973 when I breastfed my first child. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and attended UCLA Extension's Lactation Educator program (CLE). Along with providing breastfeeding assessment for lactating women, I present conference sessions, provide continuing education classes for health professionals throughout the country and teach Peer Counselors. I also writes about breastfeeding and parenting for general interest publications.

I am a member of The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), La Leche League International, (LLLI), Nursing Mothers Counsel, Bay Area Lactation Consultant Association (BALA), and a Charter Member of the Santa Clara Valley Breastfeeding Task Force.