MOIRA GRIFFIN RN, IBCLC
After many years of observation and hearing many new mom's personal stories of struggle, guilt, lack of consistent information, and misinformation, it is my goal to help guide you to a place where you feel empowered in your breastfeeding journey. It is all about what you want and what works best for you and your baby. I will work in partnership with your family to develop and support your breastfeeding choices.
I am an Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice and am a proud member of the International Lactation Consultant Association and the United States Lactation Consultant Association. I have worked with mothers and infants for 30 years in a hospital setting; including NICU preemies, late preterm infants, infants that are small for their gestational age, babies with cleft lips and palates, congenital heart defects, and many other unique needs.
I retired from the hospital setting in November 2015, but knew that I still want to be involved in helping new moms and their babies in some capacity. I am a strong believer that moms and babies need a personalized approach that is compassionate, unhurried, non-judgmental, and evidence-based. Families need support in order to make their own educated decisions on how to feed their babies with confidence and comfort. I feel that can best be accomplished in the early days and weeks in the privacy and familiar surroundings of your own home.
I maintain my IBCLC competencies via regular conference/workshop attendance and self-study above and beyond the required educational expectations of my profession. I never want to stop learning and sharing that knowledge with others. The ongoing research findings in the world of human lactation never cease to amaze me!
On a personal note, my deeper interest in lactation came with the birth of my second child, who was born at 27 weeks gestation, and spent 89 days in the NICU. It was the guidance and compassion of an amazing lactation consultant at that time who inspired my own journey. Her name was Mary Rose Tully, and there is a comprehensive lactation program named in her memory called The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The Diaper Bank of North Carolina
Every week, I volunteer at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. This is an amazing non-profit organization that provides diapers and feminine hygiene products to families in need.
Did you know that public safety net programs such as WIC and SNAP (previously known as Food Stamps), do not cover the purchase of diapers or period products? This often leaves families with a difficult decision between buying these basic hygiene supplies and other necessities with their limited funds.
If you have extra diapers that your baby has outgrown, you can donate them at one of the Diaper Bank’s many local “hot spots.” You can also donate through their website or by purchasing an item from their Amazon Wish List.