Suzan Scharr, RN, IBCLC, CCCE
We so happily welcome this NEW addition to our team! Suzan is an RN, Lactation Consultant & Childbirth Educator for Monumental Beginnings Doula Services. Although she is new to us-her expertise is not new at all!
Suzan worked at Falmouth Hospital for 40+ years in various roles including- Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and Childbirth Educator. She has founded several groups which have become essential to the Upper Cape area including the Falmouth Breastfeeding Support Group, and rightly so, as they have access to a highly qualified IBCLC, that relies on evidence based recommendations. This group now has an extremely active presence online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/130501450338033/
Additionally, Suzan also runs a new group, ‘Support & Healing for New Moms’ that focuses on Perinatal Mood Disorders. This group serves those dealing with anxiety, depression, or anyone who maybe experiencing difficulty adjusting to life as a new parent.
Suzan also currently works as an RN/IBCLC at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Supporting women and their families has always felt like the path she was meant to be on. It’s been a privilege to support families with evidenced based information as they go through the childbirth process and grow into a new family. Those relationships form into classes, and provide a natural bridge to breastfeeding, and postpartum support.
One of her proudest accomplishments was initiating the first Breastfeeding Support Group at Falmouth Hospital. It provided a place for mothers to meet with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to get their questions answered, safely and professionally, as well as aiding them in achieving their individual breastfeeding goals. These groups helped in many other ways including fostering long lasting friendships, and building a sense of community amongst the members long beyond their role as a postpartum parent.
When not working, Suzan enjoys spending time with her husband, George and other family here on Cape Cod. She can often be found walking or biking along Shining Sea Bikepath!