Early Interest in Breastfeeding Medicine
I have devoted the last 2 decades to meticulous medical training and the delivery of holistic care to my patients. Early in my career I was keenly focused on the study of diabetes. While working towards my Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology from Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, India, my interest in lactation medicine was ignited. On a daily basis I supported new breastfeeding parents in the labour and delivery ward where I witnessed the far-reaching impact of timely support and proper guidance on the breastfeeding parent and their entire family’s overall well being.
Building a Life in Canada
I came to Canada with my new passion for lactation and, after writing my medical licensing exams, became a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada. I have profoundly enjoyed assisting our multiethnic community while working at our local OBGYN and Family Medicine Clinics. My interest in pediatrics continued to grow as my work at a Paediatric Clinic began. There I enthusiastically invested in pediatric research and academic presentations as Clinical Educator.
Becoming a Mother
I experienced significant breastfeeding challenges with my first born. When we were expecting our second child my husband encouraged me to seek professional lactation support and I turned to our very own talented IBCLC's (LCs) for virtual prenatal classes. Once baby arrived I was able to meet regularly with my LC until we made it through the early difficulties. What a difference ongoing lactation support has made! With support, we exclusively breastfed for six months before introducing baby to family meals, we are happily breastfeeding and still going strong. I feel more confident that I will reach my breastfeeding goals knowing my LC is just a virtual appointment away should I have questions or concerns.
Deepening the Commitment to Breastfeeding Medicine
I have come to realize that the advancement of maternal health care is my true calling. I have always drawn inspiration from working with mothers and parents. I am honoured to continue improving lactation support through my role as Research Director at the Ontario Breastfeeding Clinic, and am currently preparing to write my IBCLC exam.
Welcome to the OBC
I welcome every parent in Ontario deserving lactation support and care to reach out. I invite you to seek our care, not only as a Director of this dynamic platform full of brilliant professionals but also as a mother who received this amazing gift.
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