About the Website Owner

When I first developed this site in August of 1996; I knew very little about creating a web page, but I had information I wanted to be available to the public. I bought a book and taught myself basic html. The site underwent several revisions over the next 4.5 years. It was first upgraded in March 2001. In March 2003, I enlisted the help of Diana West, IBCLC to collaborate with me on improving the site, and in July of 2006 – I hired Scott Showalter who owns Scottrageous to work with me on a fresh redesign, to bring you the site as you see it today!

I have been an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) since 1993 and a Registered Nurse since 1986. Most of my career has been spent working with mothers and babies.

I am a Certified Childbirth Educator with PCE, and also a Certified Doula with DONA.

I currently work in the Birth Center of a small rural hosptial in Virginia.I work as a staff nurse as well as run the Lactation Department, we rent and sell Medela breastpumps and products. Our hospital received it’s Certificate of Intent from Baby Friendly USA in March of 2003 and were awarded Baby Friendly Designation in December 2008.

I have been married since 1986 and have two wonderful children, born in 1989 and 1991. I breastfed both of them despite the fact that the hospital where I delivered was not supportive or knowledgeable about breastfeeding. I got off to a bad start, but with the help of La Leche League, I persevered and succeeded in nursing them both. It was that difficulty that led me to want to help other moms to breastfed.


It is my hope that you will enjoy this site and find it helpful.

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Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC,CCE,CD



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