Hi! I’m Stacy
Welcome to my website and thank you for visiting. I have had the privilege in caring for moms and babies for 30+ years. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2005, my goal and promise to families is to support, encourage and meet you where you are at in your parenting journey. The definition of successful breastfeeding is different for every woman. Many women have the notion that breastfeeding should be easy and natural. Often this is not the case. As a lactation consultant in private practice, I am here to help in those circumstances. My approach is kind and you'll be embraced with warmth and guidance as we work together to come up with a realistic plan. I would be honored and feel privileged to be a part of this very special and vulnerable beginning in your baby's life.
My entire career has been interwoven with moms and babies! This includes labor and delivery nursing, inpatient and outpatient lactation, NICU and private practice lactation experience. I have also shared my passion for the birth process, baby care, infant massage, multiples, and breastfeeding education during my career with families and staff alike. To complement my practice, especially for those complex breastfeeding cases, I have completed training in other holistic modalities. These include a Master level Reiki training, 200 hour Yoga training, Cranial Sacral therapy I & II, and a Master level IBCLC class that included oral myofunctional therapy skills. I most recently completed an intensive Holistic Nurse Coaching program. All of my various trainings have been very beneficial in contributing to a more inclusive and holistic approach with moms and babies.
On a very special note, I am the proud mom to four beautiful breastfed children (Taylor, Nick & Cody-twins, and Zack) and Mimi to two sweet and spunky grandbabies. My youngest child, Zack, was one of the best surprises in life! He taught me first hand about breastfeeding difficulties and about how patience, practice, and persistence can reap great rewards. Thank you to my family and to all my moms, babies, and their families for being an inspiration to me in my practice!
Meet our Team Members
Deb Summers RN, IBCLC
Hi, I'm so happy to be rejoining Baby's Best Beginning. I loved working with moms and babies in their own environment and only paused because I was also working in-patient Lactation at St. Ann's hospital and my children kept adding grandchildren, so my nursing and lactation services were already in full use. During my years in the hospital, I set up and chaired the Breastmilk Committee in the NICU and worked tirelessly to incorporate my knowledge of premature and medically challenged infants and lactation skills to benefit these infants, their mothers, and families.
As an in-patient Lactation Consultant, I have enjoyed using my skills to help many mothers and babies embark on their breastfeeding journeys, no matter how simple or complicated that might be. Having recently retired fromthe hospital, I am so excited to be able to get back to the happy task of helping babies and mothers make their best start in the Baby's Best Beginning community!
Amy Kline RN, IBCLC
Hi! My name is Amy Kline, and I am so excited to be joining the Baby’s Best Beginning team! I feel honored to work with moms and babies in such a tender and pivotal stage. I will help educate and encourage you in achieving your feeding goals.
I knew I wanted to be a nurse and work with babies since I was a little girl. I became an LPN in the Army Reserves in 1996, and worked in geriatrics, home health and cardiac critical care. In 2002, I received my BSN and practiced postpartum nursing at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital for 13 years. During that time I received the CLC (certified lactation counselor) certification then went on work at Mt. Carmel East Hospital as an IBCLC for the last nine years.
I feel honored and blessed to have this opportunity to work with such passionate, talented and caring lactation consultants on the Baby’s Best Beginning team! I’m really excited to serve moms and babies in this new role.
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