Bernadette Adkins

RN, BScN, IBCLC

Bernie earned her bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick/Humber college collaborative program in 2009. She has always had a strong passion and interest in the area of maternal/child health and has enjoyed working as a postpartum and Labour and Delivery nurse for the past 10 years. While on maternity leave, Bernie's passion for breastfeeding grew even stronger as she embarked on a wonderful breastfeeding journey with her son Bohdi. This gave her that extra push to pursue her goal of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC.) Bernie currently works as an LC in a hospital setting, helping support families of term and preterm infants reach their breastfeeding goals. Her commitment to empowering families through education also led her to become a prenatal educator for Public Health.

When she is not helping other families Bernie enjoys spending time with her partner Logan and their amazing little boy Bohdi and 2 energetic fur babies Molly and Fynn.

Andrea McAmmond

RN, BScN

In high school Andrea knew she had a passion to work with young families, having a Co-op placement in Labour and Delivery, Obstetrics and the Breastfeeding Clinic reassured her she was on the right path. In 2009 Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University and began working as a Registered Nurse in Obstetrics. Two years later she began working in Labour and Delivery. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is being able to coach, support and help families during one of the most important experiences of their lives.

Andrea’s birth and breastfeeding experiences with her two children were very different. She encountered many obstacles and was blessed to have the support of Jen and Bernie amongst others to help her through them.  After the birth of her second child, Andrea was inspired to earn her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certification. She is registered to write the exam in April 2020 and is looking forward to utilizing the knowledge and experience she has acquired over the last 10 years in this new role.

Andrea loves spending time with her son, daughter and husband. Hobbies include eating lots of dessert and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Jen Subica-Pass

RN, BScN, IBCLC

 

Jen is a Registered Nurse, International Board Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), wife and mom.  Jen earned her BScN from McMaster University and has over 13 years of experience working with newborns, children, pregnant mothers and families. Jen started her nursing career in maternity care then enjoyed working for years at SickKids Hospital. Her passion for maternal-child health lead her to Labour and Delivery where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Trillium Health Partners. With a passion for learning, Jen received additional Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator training.  She currently works as an LC in hospital and outpatient clinic.

 

 Jen’s passion for breastfeeding support came after having her first child. It was the guidance and compassion of a lactation consultant at that time who inspired her journey. She learned the strength, practice and patience needed as a new mom. Jen understands the support families need. She offers teaching and guidance in a non-judgemental manner

 

Jen loves spending time with her family. Loves playing, laughing and drawing with her two beautiful children.  Meeting up with her close friends is always something she looks forward to!

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