About ABC Lactation & Estelle
RN, BSN, IBCLC
Hi there, I'm Estelle, a mother of two, living with my partner in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up and went to school in France and graduated from nursing school in 2003. I worked in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for several years in France before moving to the USA. I've been a nurse at the San Francisco General Hospital Birth Center (Labor & Delivery and Postpartum) since 2017. In 2014, I gave birth to my son and developed a passion for breastfeeding. I spent a few years helping new parents and studying lactation until I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2021.
As a mother, I breastfed both my children, I was blessed to meet lactation professionals who helped me persevere and make it a reality. Also, transitioning back to work came with its challenges.
Looking at my personal experience, professional background, and my training, it became very clear that I wanted to help families in their breastfeeding journey.
I'm the sole owner of ABC Lactation (LLC registered in California). The brand ABC Lactation is here to help explain how I approach lactation and my practice philosophy.
IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) # L-303534
RN (Registered Nurse) in California # 837263
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
BLS (Basic Life Support) & NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Certification)
Diplôme d'État d'Infirmier in France
I help families achieve their goals while respecting their wishes and views. I believe parents make the best and most appropriate decisions for their family when they are well informed and supported.
I am a health care professional and my practice is evidence-based, which means that I keep up to date with the latest studies and training related to lactation.