My Mission - To help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals using the most up to date research and warmly supportive techniques.
My Background - I have been a registered nurse residing in Northwestern New Jersey since 1997. My nursing work has included postpartum care, labor and delivery, high risk anti-partum, perinatology, and patient education. I have worked in tertiary care centers, as well as a local community hospital. My lactation experience includes hospital based lactation services, as well as, private practice. I am experienced in caring for breastfeeding multiples, induced lactation, exclusive pumping and bottle feeding, infant weight loss issues, and cleft lip and palate infants.
"I was less successful than I had hoped with breastfeeding my first son, Paula was understanding and compassionate about the way I felt. She gave me the guidance and skills to breastfeed my second son with pure confidence and joy."
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Paula Fitt RNC, IBCLC
About the IBCLC Credential (The gold standard for Breastfeeding Care) - An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. (www.iblce.org) under the direction of the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLCs have passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates the ability to provide competent, comprehensive lactation and breastfeeding care. Attainment of the IBCLC credential signifies that the practitioner has demonstrated competence to:
work together with mothers to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems
collaborate with other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive care that supports, protects and promotes breastfeeding
encourage a social environment that supports breastfeeding families
educate families, health professionals and policy makers about the far-reaching and long-lasting value of breastfeeding as a global public health imperative.With a focus on preventive health care, IBCLCs encourage self-care, empowering parents to make their own decisions. IBCLCs use a problem solving approach to provide evidenced-based information to pregnant and breastfeeding women and make appropriate referrals to other members of the health care team.