Nicole McCarthy of McCarthy Lactation is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), a Public Health professional, fierce advocate, and a mom to a sweet little girl.
Her passion for breastfeeding came from breastfeeding her own little one! While breastfeeding is natural, it isn’t innate, and she is so thankful for the help she received during her journey. She wanted nothing more to be that person other families turn to when they have questions or just need some reassurance.
Nicole has completed over 140 hours of lactation education and is currently on the path to pass her IBCLC exam. She believes that the family is the expert on their baby and is passionate about working with families to reach their breastfeeding goals. Nicole states, “the most rewarding part about my job is empowering the family and seeing mom and baby working together in confidence. There is nothing more amazing than seeing a mom nourish her baby while being supported by her partner and family. I have the best job in the world!”
In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys being outdoors, taking photos, and reading books on… you guessed it… breastfeeding! As a hobbyist photographer, Nicole loves being able to offer Breastfeeding Mini Sessions to the Minot, ND area!
Fun Fact: I love to be outdoors. Going for walks, bike rides, or just sitting outside makes me feel at peace!
Favorite TV Show: This is tough! I don’t really want TV. I’d rather be outside! I do love most shows on TLC though.