Donna has worked in pediatrics, PICU, mother/baby, the Newborn Nursery, the Special Care Nursery, and NICU. She has taught infant care and breastfeeding classes and has been writing about breastfeeding since 2012.
Donna received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with High Honors from Rutgers University.
It's so rewarding to work with moms and babies. I have always felt honored to have the chance to watch a new baby come into the world. It doesn’t matter how many times I have seen it; each time is different, and I still get a little emotional. It never gets old. The same thing goes for the first time a baby latches on to breastfeed. I have witnessed it occur immediately after birth in the delivery room, and I have seen it happen after weeks of feeding difficulties in the special care nursery. Whether that first time was easy, or after a long struggle, it is always amazing.
Over the years, I have taken care of so many families who have allowed me to be part of their joy and excitement as they welcome their new little one into their lives. I have been able to care for them, teach them, and support them during a very beautiful and personal time. I consider myself a good teacher, but I know the truth is that they have taught me so much more than I have taught them.
Now, I feel fortunate to be here to support you. Whether you breastfeed exclusively, supplement with formula, or decide not to breastfeed at all, I look forward to helping make your experience as positive as it can be. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with you.
It is a privilege to be part of your journey.