Michelle Clookie, LEC, SDBFC Intern

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Michelle Clookie is a Lactation Educator, and currently enrolled in the UCSD Lactation Consultant program. Michelle has 10 years of non-profit leadership experience, working at the American Cancer Society for 8 years as a Director in their National training and development department, and most currently oversees the Postpartum Health Alliance programs. Michelle has a deep passion for developing and facilitating dynamic trainings that leave people empowered, equipped and supported.After overcoming unique breastfeeding challenges with both her daughter, Charlotte, and her son, Beckett, Michelle decided to take her love for training and development and pursue lactation education. 

Michelle earned a Bachelors of Science from California Baptist University. She also has several training certifications that include Myers Briggs and Strengths Finders. In her free time Michelle likes to cook, ferment everything and spend time outside with her super fun husband, Jeremy, and their two kids. 

Michelle currently co-hosts SDBFC’s Wednesday breastfeeding support group and is a board member for the San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation.

Michelle's story: “I am an advocate for normalizing all things motherhood! I am a firm believer in community, and spend both my professional and personal time working to love and support mothers and families on their parenting journey. My hope is that one day we will steer completely away from the idea that parenting is done by ourselves alone in our homes. We need a village! My goal as a CLEC is to normalize the struggles of motherhood, provide support for baby AND for Mama by giving solutions that work for the individual and family unit. The most nourished babies are those that are loved by supported parents. I look forward to meeting you!”