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Tamara Hawkins, RN, FNP, IBCLC, LCCE, CHHC

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2019
  • Country: United States

New moms come to Tamara Hawkins for a birthing and breastfeeding plan, but what they get is the permission to abandon beliefs about what the experience should be. What they get is the insight to define their own journeys to and through motherhood—one unpredictably beautiful step at a time. What they get is the confidence to toss the all parenting books aside and to trust their own yes. As the Director of Stork and Cradle, Inc., a passion-fueled prenatal education group specializing in childbirth classes and lactation consultation based in New York City, Tamara brings over twenty years expertise as a Maternity Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner to deliver classes and programs that blend holistic knowledge and clinical care for mothers and their babies. As instructors and consultants, Tamara and her team offer insight and advice that is data driven, educationally sound, but most importantly, empowerment focused. With Stork and Cradle, women soon realize that their success as moms is not determined by epidurals or pumped ounces, but rather by the power that comes with honing their intuition and simply flowing and flourishing with their babies. An impassioned advocate for birth and breastfeeding equity, she is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Her private practice as an IBCLC accepts several private insurances. Learn more about her work at

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Baby Shark Do’s, Don'ts, Decisions, and Dilemmas. Creating a Supportive Lactation Care Plan for a Family with Tethered Oral Tissues.
Trending in lactation consultants’ conversations are concerns of parents choosing not to release tethered oral tissues, declining structural realignment work, choosing frenotomy providers that are not on preferred consult lists, and experiencing less than desired outcomes or breastfeeding cessation. How can IBCLCs support families that might otherwise be ambivalent to body work, releasing restrictions, and follow up to ensure continuity of care and breastfeeding success? In this talk, we will explore the journey of holistic lactation care starting from a functional feeding assessment to helping parents reach a self-imposed goal of breastfeeding success with babies that have tethered oral tissues.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Clinical Skills, Breastfeeding the Tongue Tied Infant