Mikalia Dyer started Breastfeeding in Paradise in 2014 to provide expert breastfeeding help to the women of Butte County, in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Mikalia has been working with new mothers since she became a certified birth doula in 2009 and then a certified childbirth educator in 2010. She has a passion for helping mothers. She graduated from UC San Diego's Lactation Consultant program and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014. Prior to attending UC San Diego's program she completed 90 hours of lactation education as well as a multitude of health science courses, she then received an additional 120 hours of lactation education specific to lactation consultants during the program. She also completed a local internship with over 350 hours, under the direct supervision of already certified IBCLC's, supporting and helping new mothers with breastfeeding difficulties.
Mikalia resides in Paradise with her husband and their four children, all of whom were breastfed. Mikalia will tell you that breastfeeding was not always easy, but more than worth it! She had different challenges with each child. Her oldest was born at nearly two months premature and had a lot of struggles in the beginning with nursing that they had to overcome. She exclusively pumped and bottle-fed for nearly the first two months. She came very close to giving up breastfeeding and would have if it hadn't been for the help of an IBCLC. The help she received is part of what inspired her to become an IBCLC herself.
Breastfeeding in Paradise
Mikalia Dyer, IBCLC