Becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) requires several years of study and clinical practice specifically in lactation. This education is followed by a certification exam and continuing education and recertification requirements. An IBCLC is a valuable member of the healthcare team that evaluates mom and baby together and works with the family to help formulate a plan for reaching their infant feeding goals.
Kimberly has been an IBCLC since 2007. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M and a background in scientific research, which has taught her to understand and critically evaluate research studies. She and her husband have three children, so she also has personal experience with breastfeeding challenges and successes.
Kimberly has helped moms and babies with a wide variety of situations including: prematurity, cleft lip/palate, Down Syndrome, twins, triplets, jaundice, tongue-tie, refusal to latch, low milk supply (including IGT, BFAR, and pituitary dysfunction), severe maternal illness, infant cardiac disorders and adoption. Of course, she also has extensive experience helping families with more common questions, such as how to improve infant latch or continue breastfeeding if mom returns to work.
Rachel Supercinski, BS, IBCLC, CLD
Rachel joined Mom's Milk B/CS as an intern in 2018 and became an IBCLC in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in community health from Texas A&M, and has been teaching natural childbirth classes since 2007. She certified as a lactation educator in 2009 and as a labor doula in 2011. She has been serving at births since then. She has four children of her own and has experienced many breastfeeding challenges and successes. Helping families in their transition to parenthood has been very rewarding for her, and she is excited to now be able to serve families in her role as an IBCLC. Rachel has gained experience in helping with a wide variety of breastfeeding concerns during her internship, but is quick to pull Kimberly in to assist with the case if there is anything she is unsure of.
All interns have completed background education in lactation and general health topics. They will be available to help families while being supervised by Kimberly or Rachel. Unless a client requests otherwise, all of an intern's interactions with families are subject to review by Kimberly and all cases are debriefed during regular meetings where Kimberly evaluates each intern's progress. Rest assured that even if you see an intern, Kimberly is still well aware of your case and using her years of experience to insure you receive the best care possible.
Natalie Holladay, CBS
Natalie joined Mom's Milk B/CS as an intern in 2021. She has a degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University, and has worked in academic advising for Aggie undergrads as well as in the baby industry. Although she had a rocky start to breastfeeding her first child, she has appreciated the bond it helped create with all four of her children. She is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and has additional training and experience as a volunteer breastfeeding peer counselor. Natalie looks forward to developing her knowledge and skills to support families with empowering and evidence-based care in the B/CS community that she has called home for more than 20 years!
Eboni Bell, CBS
Eboni joined Mom's Milk B/CS as an intern in 2021. She pursued a degree in counseling and psychology in college and realized her passion went deeper than just counseling. She has always had an interest in helping families, especially when it comes to the infant family dynamic and the struggles she faced with breastfeeding her own daughter made her path very clear. She began to search for how she could help and encourage moms and families through some of the trials she faced herself, which eventually led her to Mom's Milk B/CS. Eboni is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and is looking forward to expanding on her current knowledge as she trains to become an IBCLC.
Kristen joined Mom's Milk B/CS as an intern in 2021. She completed her degree in Nutrition Science from Texas A&M and then began her career teaching middle school science. After the birth of her first child, her personal breastfeeding experience ignited in her a passion to serve families by helping them meet their lactation goals. Kristen is excited to learn and grow as she works towards completing her IBCLC certification. She hopes to integrate a love for nutrition, education, and lactation to equip new moms on their unique journeys to nourish their babies.
Patty joined Mom’s Milk B/CS as an intern in 2021. She began her years of medical experience working as an EMT/Paramedic in the Houston area. She loved the wide variety of cases each day would bring and worked hard to develop her skills in thorough patient assessment, formulating personalized care plans, and ensuring compassionate care for each individual.
She also experienced the clerical side of medicine working in Medical Records and Medical Staff Services at St. Luke’s in Sugar Land. Patty grew up in the B/CS area and moved back in 2010 to begin a family with her husband. She faced many challenges and difficulties while breastfeeding her daughter but felt extremely passionate about her will to continue. Through the help of a lactation consultant she was able to successfully nurse her baby with ease and confidence. Her nursing experience has led her to be passionate in assisting other mothers learn how to best feed their babies and help them find joy in the journey.