"My passion was to become a full time lactation consultant and gives moms the support and education they needed to feel comfortable with their plan to breastfeed.” After much hard work and dedication, along with support from the St. Francis Hospital Bartlett administration, Christy has now become the first full time lactation consultant at her hospital.
Christy is also a member of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Exclusive Breastfeeding Promotion. "We have staff members that are now excited about breastfeeding and supporting our moms and community. We participate in the MID-South Baby and Kids Expo each year and promote breastfeeding, skin to skin and breastfeeding education."
Christy is married with two sons, a daughter, and has two dogs. She and her family love to go camping in their RV, having just recently returned from a camping trip at Gulf Shores. Christy is a fervent moviegoer and an active member in her church. She is also co-chair of her children’s council.
Christy loves to see when a mom and baby bond through successful breastfeeding. "One of my goals is to become a Baby Friendly Hospital. One of the biggest accomplishments thus far working with CHAMPS has opened up opportunities for education and how we can connect with our community." Christy looks forward to the great opportunities ahead, as St. Francis Hospital Bartlett and CHAMPS work together to achieve their goal of becoming Baby-Friendly.