Susan Morris, RN, LMT, IBCLC
I have been a pediatric nurse for over 25 years and an IBCLC since 2015. I have spent the last several years working in a busy breastfeeding clinic supporting many mothers and babies in getting breastfeeding off to the right start, or back on track when there have been early challenges. I also have many years of experience as a home health nurse, providing care to women and children in their own homes.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Vermont. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Last year, I received additional certification in Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment and started training in Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy. I hope to continue my studies in Craniosacral Therapy over the next year with the goal of becoming a certified Infant Craniosacral Therapist.
I am the mother of two boys, who I breastfed for the first year of each of their lives. I was working as a maternal/child home health nurse at the time. My own mother had been a La Leche League leader in the 1970s. I attribute having grown up seeing breastfeeding as the norm in infant feeding and having the support of my nursing colleagues and my family to my success in meeting my own personal breastfeeding goals.
I am a passionate advocate for mothers and infants in the vulnerable, early postpartum period. Each mother-baby dyad has a uniquely individual relationship. The support provided during an in-home visit from an experienced IBCLC can be invaluable in helping both moms and babies be able to relax and better connect with each other. It is a magical experience for me as a practitioner to be part of that moment.
Member of Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants (MALC)
United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)