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Radant Woman: Deborah Dominici IBCLC

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Babies Breast Friend



Deborah Dominici is a force to reckoned with when it comes to aiding women in successful breast feeding. She is more than just passionate; she is educated, experienced and extensively certified. On top of it all, “Debbie” is hungry to continue learning more about breast feeding, enduring lactation in many different circumstances, and hopes to offer comprehensive Breastfeeding Classes starting in 2016!

 

Deborah began her career in nursing in 1986 when she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She then decided to specialize as an OBGYN and worked in Antepartum/Postpartum, Labor and Delivery. Finally Debbie worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator for 10 years. It wasn't until she started extensively working with breastfeeding that Deborah really felt she found her calling. This motivated her to work towards becoming an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2001. This tapped into the love she found when nursing all three of her children and she knew that she wanted to spread the knowledge and joy that she has to offer while guiding women in healthy breastfeeding practices. In May 2015 Deborah started her own business "Babies Breast Friend" here on Oahu. She now offers in home appointments where she is able to assess and aid with just about any breastfeeding anomaly. Deborah is passionate about spreading knowledge and wants to ensure that each woman's breastfeeding is guided with educated and individualized care. She revealed that “[she] sees so much bad advice.” Whether it be through social media or even in person, the effects of bad advice can really ruin a breastfeeding relationship for mom and baby. This is where Deborah really has the drive to step in and create awareness of the need, in certain instances, for professional help. She genuinely assured that “ [She] just wants people to get the help they need.” On top of that desire to create awareness Deborah hopes to aid women in getting insurances to step up and assist mothers when looking to fund their postpartum care. This is an ongoing desire of hers to make sure that finances are never the reason for a mother to not get the help that she needs.

 

Deborah has long been educating herself about the tongue tie and lip tie effects on breastfeeding babies and recently had a very personal experience. She had long been effected by her own tongue tie (Though was still a successful nurser as a baby with her mother). She recognized that a lot of her upper neck and back stiffness and pain was directly associated to this tie that she had suffered from for years! This is a trait that extends through almost her entire family. She recently went to Oregon with her Granddaughter for them both to get a tongue tie release from Dr. Bobby Ghaheri an ENT Specialist with The Oregon Clinic. Dr. Ghaheri does about three to seven tongue tie releases each week and Deborah was able to even sit in and watch the procedure for her Granddaughters tie. She really feels that this experience fueled her even more and educated her further to better assist mothers with babies with lip and tongue ties. A goal of hers in this next year is to get certified to offer Cranial Sacral Therapy for babies! Another wonderful addition to her already bountiful amount of knowledge when it comes to guiding mothers to successfully breastfeed. Debbie expressed that “[her] ultimate goal is to educate and empower mothers to be able to care for their breastfed baby with confidence and ease.” A wonderful drive in a woman that is well educated and has years of valuable experience!


 

For more information or to contact Deborah Dominici you can contact her at (808)292-4232 or on her business Facebook page http://facebook.com/babiesbreastfriend

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