Naya is a mom to two rambunctious boys and a Certificated Lactation Educator and Counselor. Her own difficult breastfeeding journey sparked an interest in learning about all things lactation, and ultimately the pursuit of a career change as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is currently completing her lactation education and will sit for the IBCLC exam in 2017.
Lactivist in Louboutins was started in July 2011, as a way for Naya to document her journey into motherhood. As a new mother, she struggled to maintain a sense of self while adjusting to her new role. When she realized how important breastfeeding was to her, she found her voice. Common blog topics include breastfeeding, motherhood, and style. Naya enjoys sharing breastfeeding friendly style - clothing that is not necessarily designated for breastfeeding, but facilitates breastfeeding or pumping. which she calls #bfingstyle. She has also written about her own struggles with perinatal mood disorders and redefining herself after having children.
Naya has been published in "Ask the Expert" pieces on local parenting blogs and has been a presenter at classes geared towards postnatal mothers. She was invited to speak at MommyCon Austin 2016 and had a well attended talk on Sex and the Breastfeeding Mother. She has spoken at area seminars geared towards expectant and postpartum mothers. Her knowledge as a lactation professional balanced with her savvy as a breastfeeding mother gives her a unique perspective as an influencer and an expert. She is available for public speaking engagements.
Naya lives in Austin, TX with her geeky husband and sons. In her spare time Naya enjoys shopping, hanging out with her family, and taking as many naps as she can. Got a question? You can email Naya at lactivistinlouboutins dot com.
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