My experience working with infants and children and families goes back to 1994 when I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have worked in NICU, PICU, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Transplant, and Pediatric Home Health. I have been a Certified Lactation Counselor since 2012 and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2014. I was a lactation consultant at Women's Hospital for over 3 years.
Tambien, yo vivia en la Republica Dominicana y he trabajado en una clinica de salud alli. Entonces, si necesita ayuda en espanol, yo puedo ayudarle.
In addition to my clinical experience in pediatric nursing and lactation consultation, I have lectured at NC A&T, been interviewed on Fox News 8 and a podcast on http://mommyzlove.com, presented courses in Fetal Development at a local middle school, and I have served as an expert consultant at Tinyhood.
Here is a Lunch and Learn with local doula Amelia Mattocks about me and how I can help new families.
Kim Richey, BSN, RN, MA, IBCLC has over 9 years of experience helping breastfeeding families. Kim has extensive training and experience in a wide range of breastfeeding issues, especially in working with late-preterm and early-term infants. Kim's experience and desire to constantly learn sets her apart, and her advice and expertise are requested by doctors and hospital administrators.
Kim graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her nursing background is varied, but predominantly consists of working in maternal health. She completed the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at UNC’s Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute in 2012, which provided excellent training for becoming an IBCLC.
Kim founded the Guilford County Breastfeeding Alliance (GCBrA) in 2013, which is a group that meets bimonthly with the goal of uniting lactation providers and breastfeeding advocates from across the county. Kim has also presented locally and regionally on a woman’s right to breastfeed in public.
Kim is one of the founding members of Women Impacting Greensboro (WIG), a giving circle that meets quarterly. She enjoys working with other cultures and has an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which she taught to adults for 8 years. Kim resides with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Lily, in Greensboro.