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Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC

  • Country: USA

Dixie Whetsell, MS, IBCLC, has a Master’s Degree in Community Health Education from the University of Oregon.  She began working with breastfeeding families in 1992 and became an IBCLC in 1998.  She has worked as a lactation consultant in private practice, for county and state public health programs, and in healthcare settings.  She began teaching lactation training courses in 2003, and has taught in hospital, community and academic settings.  She currently works in Portland Oregon for Legacy Health in high risk maternal and pediatric hospitals.  She also teaches lactation courses at Portland State University School of Community Health.  She is an active member of the Oregon Washington Lactation Association, the US Lactation Consultant Association, and the International Lactation Consultant Association.  She was a founding Board Member for Northwest Mothers Milk Bank, a HMBANA non-profit donor milk bank.