Meet the doctors: Leigh Anne O’Connor
With three children and living in New York City, Bundoo’s Certified Lactation Consultant, Leigh Anne O’Connor, also works in private practice doing the same.
O’Connor received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications from UNC Greensboro and IBCLC training through La Leche League. Follow her on Twitter.
Why did you go into lactation?
I fell in love with nursing my first child after a slightly bumpy start. I then became a La Leche League Leader as LLL is where I found my tribe. I then fell in love with helping other families. I decided to pursue the IBCLC credential.
Why do you like working with Bundoo?
I like Bundoo because it feels like a real community, not judgmental, supportive and evidence based. Bundoo feels inclusive to me. I am thrilled to be a part of the Bundoo Community. It is a privilege to be able to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with so many families on this platform.
What are your favorite things to do with your children?
I have three children. They are spread out in age so I like doing different things with each of them.
My oldest, Phoebe, is 20 years old. We like to talk, cook, and watch interesting TV shows together.
My second child Chloe is 14, we like to hang out and laugh and we love to shop.
My third child, Finn is 10 years old, we like to talk. I walk him to school every day and we talk about real life things or about Super Heroes or disasters. We all like to cook together and watch movies.
Who are your favorite accounts to follow on Twitter?
I like the GB based Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: @AssocBfMothers, Dr. Alison Stuebe: @astuebe and La Leche League USA: @LaLecheLeagueUS
What’s your favorite article or blog on Bundoo.com?
My first published article on Breastfeeding and IGT is my favorite.
Who or what inspired you to do what you do?
My husband and my children inspire me as well as the families I serve.
What is your favorite quote about kids?
It is kind of long but I love the section On Children from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable