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Mary McCarthy, MSN, RN, IBCLC

Mary is a registered nurse and board-certified lactation consultant with the Lactation Foundation.

“My pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience with my daughter led me to become a registered nurse and eventually to become a lactation consultant.  I have been very fortunate to have great teachers and mentors who shared their breastfeeding knowledge and wisdom with me.

Breastfeeding can be challenging in a society that is not always understanding of the demands of feeding a newborn.  Helping women with breastfeeding, especially during the early days, weeks and months is an honor and a privilege.  The bravery and hard work of women facing breastfeeding challenges amazes and astounds me.

Now that I am a grandmother of two wonderful children, ages seven and nine, I see even more clearly how important it is to provide support for women who choose to become mothers.  The Lactation Foundation provides me with that opportunity and for that, I am grateful.”

Mary is the primary facilitator of our Thursday support group.  She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from UTHealth in 1994 and her IBCLC in 2000.

Read about our other team members here.