Why I do what I do: About me, history and background

About Nikki

Nikki Lee

RN, BSN, MS, Mother of 2, IBCLC,RLC, CCE, CIMI, CST (cert.appl.), ANLC, CKC

Nikki started her professional life as a nurse in the Intensive Care Units of Bellevue Hospital, New York City, in 1971. After the birth of her first daughter in 1975, her interest in breastfeeding bloomed.  She worked with breastfeeding mothers when she was a public health nurse, and was librarian for her local La Leche League chapter. Her passion for mothers and babies was unleashed in full at Booth Maternity Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Since 1986, Nikki has made mothers and babies the entire focus of her career. The birth of her second daughter in 1990 only strengthened her dedication.

Nikki LeeHer publications include Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Breastfeeding Therapy,  the monographs “Benefits of Breastfeeding and Their Economic Impact”and “Sexuality and Breastfeeding” and the educational pamphlet “How to help yourself through labor”.  She is a frequent contributor to Lactnet, the international list-serve for breastfeeding helpers,  is the Book Reviews editor for the journal Clinical Lactation, writes reviews of books and music for the Old-Time Herald, a magazine dedicated to old-time music,  is author of the blog, Morning Thoughts, and regularly updates her Facebook page, NikkiLeeHealth.

Nikki is a nurse, a childbirth educator, a lactation consultant, an infant massage instructor, a cranio-sacral therapist, a researcher, a writer, and a public speaker. She is the Film Reviews Editor for the USLCA journal Clinical Lactation. At present, she maintains a private practice as a consultant (with a wide range of services offered), and teaches infant massage classes.  Her other interests include studying to be a yoga instructor and back-up rhythm guitar (Cajun and old-time).

Nikki imagines clean air, clean water and fresh wholesome food being major international goals. She imagines that the pursuit of armaments and war is dropped, because it isn’t good for babies. She sees everyone, everywhere, caring for and about babies.

Nikki’s Professional Experience