I have worked in maternal-child nursing since 1986, exclusively in lactation since 2007, and have been an IBCLC certified lactation consultant since 2009. I have had extensive experience helping moms initiate breastfeeding and in solving complex feeding issues. My approach is professional, gentle, and thorough. I have a deep knowledge base to draw from as I have worked in labor & delivery, antepartum, postpartum, routine and transition nursery, NICU and home health care. I have been in private practice since 2017. Lactation is a beautiful niche to draw this knowledge and experience together to serve mothers and babies.
I am ready to give you breastfeeding tips prenatally, after birth, and through weaning.
As a lactation consultant, I am an expert in addressing common and unique feeding issues.
I have experience working with term babies, premies, NICU grads, and babies facing health challenges.
You, baby and I work together as a team with other providers as needed to make feeding issues better.
I can help you in your home, or in my office in Colorado Springs.
As an IBCLC, my goal is to stay connected with you so that you can meet your breast feeding goals.
I completed my IBCLC in 2020 after 3 ½ formal years of lactation education and (amazing) mentorship under Mary. My love of helping others breastfeed began 12 years ago with my own journey with breastfeeding four kids. I've walked through my own late preterm infant, lip & tongue ties, oversupply, mastitis, and marathon feeds to name a few. I came to see that breastfeeding is not always as simple and natural as it appears. Within friendships, I begun a peer role encouraging and helping with breastfeeding basics. After my fourth child, I met breastfeeding challenges that required the assistance of an IBCLC. This opened my world to a career fulfilling my passion of supporting moms and babies, a natural adjunct to my initial training as a counselor. I'm excited to have the training and education that allows me to best help you and your family in your breastfeeding goals!
"I met with Marisa and she was able to give me the comfort and education I needed to overcome the nursing struggles we were encountering. Marisa was understanding, knowledgeable and patient. She gave us the knowledge to make immediate changes and supported us with follow-up information to continue on the right track. Her support and knowledge had our situation turning around within a few days. I'm so glad we reached out, because it's made all the difference.
"Mary was a fabulous gift to us as mommy and baby. She came in and gave us the tools to get my little guy to eat, gain weight and become a happy, healthy, thriving little man. I would HIGHLY recommend her for new and experienced mommies alike."
"Thank you so much for helping us with breastfeeding. Nikola is now 17 days old and is thriving because of the encouraging, sweet help you gave us. I don't think we would be successful without your help."
"Out of all the lactation consultants we worked with you were by far the most patient, helpful and knowledgeable. You are awesome!"
"I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and guidance during our first few weeks with little Ava. Your help was so valuable, and with your help we've been truly successful. We all are grateful... especially Ava!"
"I can't thank you enough for all your help and time!! Your knowledge, resources, understanding, and compassion have been invaluable! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"