Tracie Abrams, BSN, IBCLC
My name is Tracie Abrams. I am a registered nurse and lactation consultant. I graduated with a nursing degree from Radford University in 2001. I have always had a passion for pediatrics. My career started in a pediatric intensive care unit. During that time, I started a family of my own. My very own experience turned my focus and attention to women’s health and lactation and I have been working with women and infants ever since. It is such a pleasure to help women during such a beautiful and vulnerable time. And I have been through it, the good, the bad and the ugly. All four of my kids received breast milk, from me or a bottle. Each experience was so different from the next. It is such a testament to me, as is parenting, that each woman and child has their own story to tell. I love to be a part of that story and help mothers achieve their goal, no matter what that may look like. My focus is helping a mom and baby receive the experience that suits and works for them, while making sure each are as healthy and happy as they can be. The newborn time is a magical one, both brief and precious. I am so honored to be a part of it.
Most importantly, I am here to reassure a mom’s worry and concern for their baby as they are breastfeeding. There are many factors that determine the success and duration of a breastfeeding experience. I am committed to helping and encouraging parents through this time. I am convinced that all women who have the intention to breastfeed can do it with help. I understand the pressure a woman feels when they are starting this new journey of feeding their most precious gift.
Pam Mallory, LPN, IBCLC
My name is Pam Mallory. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), pediatric nurse, and postpartum doula. My most important job includes raising two grown children and being a grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren.
I have over 40 years of experience in the pediatric world. I spent several years working in the mother-baby unit, performing newborn checks with Thrive-in-home care and as a private duty night nurse over overnight newborn care.
My love for lactation consulting grew from educating and nurturing many new mothers through the fourth trimester of pregnancy. The time after birth to three months of age, also known as the “4th trimester”, is the most crucial for mom and baby. This time includes the parent(s) and newborn adjusting to the world outside of the womb to what is now becoming a family. Luckily, Mother Nature has given us all of the tools needed to aid us in this lactation journey.
I look forward to helping your family get to the right start on this lactation and feeding journey.
“Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby, and the earth.” – Pamela K. Wiggins
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