Nurse and IBCLC, Rochelle Caldwell
The Conversing Nurse podcastMarch 13, 2024x
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Nurse and IBCLC, Rochelle Caldwell

It was great reconnecting this week with my old friend and colleague, Rochelle Caldwell. Now let me rephrase that: we are not old, our friendship has just happened to span 43 years. Rochelle is a labor and delivery nurse and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and since that’s a mouthful, let’s just say an IBCLC. She was inspired to pursue this career path by another nurse, also an IBCLC who witnessed her interactions with postpartum mothers and recognized her potential. As a labor and delivery nurse, she is uniquely poised to observe newborn baby behavior, provide lactation education, and advocate for the breastfeeding needs of the mother/baby dyad. According to Rochelle, empathy is the most critical characteristic a nurse can have when working with breastfeeding families. It requires the ability to understand their perspective and meet them where they are. In the five-minute snippet: I’m cold just thinking about it! For Rochelle's bio, visit my website (link below).
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners:
International Lactation Consultant Association:
The United States Lactation Consultant Association:
National Lactation Consultant Alliance:
Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultant Certification:

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