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Valeri Gatlin, MA, ICCE, IBCLC

Valeri Gatlin MA, ICCE, IBCLC

Valeri Gatlin has been an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant) since 2006.  She has worked diligently and passionately alongside mothers and families to help them grow successful on their breastfeeding journey.  She has experience with both term and medically compromised infants facing many obstacles.  Tongue and lip tie, slow to gain, and maternal breast surgeries are among the situations she has experienced.

Valeri has an extensive teaching background.  In 2000, she became a  Certified Childbirth Educator with the International Childbirth Educator's Association.  She has written curriculum and taught classes to teens, as well as, for the home and hospital setting.  She regularly lectures in the medical school and provides continuing education classes to nurses working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Family Care Units of local hospitals.  She holds both a bachelors and masters degree in Speech Communications. She is an advocate for mothers nursing with adoptive children and the Mother's Milk Bank of North Texas.

Personally, she is the wife to a wonderfully supportive husband and the mother to two beautiful grown sons, whom she breastfed for eighteen months each.