I have been helping families feed their babies since 2017.
My passion for working with new families sparked in nursing school. When I graduated in 2018 I immediately found a position in the family birthing centre at a major Toronto hospital; where I quickly learned that my knowledge of breastfeeding was not enough. With over1,000 hours of clinical experience and more than 90 hours of lactation specific education I proudly became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant(IBCLC) in 2021.
Baby Hippie was born out of the desire to help families make informed decisions about feeding their babies. As a BlackLesbian woman, I also feel an additional sense of responsibility to my communities and wanted to create a safe space where diverse families could feel seen, understood and represented. Because, no matter what your family looks like, we all deserve to feel supported in caring for these tiny humans.
At Baby Hippie Inc we offer free consultations, along with virtual and in-person visits to support you throughout your infant feeding journey. Our services include prenatal and return to work consultations.
Other fun facts about me: My name is pronounced (On-dray-ah). I am bilingual, speaking both English and French. I love to ride my bike, cook, read a good book, knit and be in the great outdoors. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I live in Midtown Toronto with my wife.