Leanne Rzepa, RN BN IBCLC
I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2000. I started to develop my passion for Breastfeeding working as a Post Partum Nurse shortly after I graduated. I became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2007 and have continued to working within the Primary Care setting until today with the NICU and Pediatric populations. I also worked at a local Breastfeeding Clinic (since 2011) as one of their Lactation Consultants.
I opened Nourish Consulting Services in 2008 shortly after becoming an IBCLC. I could see from working within the hospital setting, that there was a tremendous need for additional in-home support for breastfeeding women. New moms leave the hospital sleep deprived, and information overloaded. I knew there was a better way to support our breastfeeding moms out in the community.
So I decided to open NLC which provides in home breastfeeding support and education for new moms in the comfort of their homes.
I have 3 beautiful daughters. Kayla, Alyssa, & Maya. I breastfed all 3 of them and believe me, I had big-time challenges and am very familiar with the breastfeeding journey!!! I truly feel that my own personal experiences have taught me so much and enable me to support and teach other women in an empowering, thoughtful manner.
My passion is palpable, my experience extensive, my support unparalleled, and my practice is knowledge and research based.