The individuals listed below have successfully completed training with The Carol Gray Center for CST Studies and have asked to be included in this directory.
Jill LancasterRN, BSN, IBCLC (CST) Lactivist Activist
I primarily work with parents in their own homes. I have been an RN for 22 years, and I have worked with breastfeeding mothers and babies throughout my nursing career. I became an IBCLC 10 years ago, and now work in private practice. My specialty is working with infants suffering from feeding difficulties due to tethered oral tissues. I have also received extensive, and comprehensive education through Carol Gray Center for CST Studies. This adds another helpful layer of service that I can offer babies as they prepare for a possible frenectomy, or recover from tongue and/or lip tie revision, especially when a baby has obvious physical compensations in order to feed well and gain weight.
As a registered nurse, I have many years of experience in identifying normal and abnormal findings. Identifying signs or symptoms that may indicate something more serious than just difficulty using the tongue, or suck-swallow-breath. I also know where my abilities are not sufficient to help a client in certain circumstances, and I am committed to sending parents for more specialized help whether the family or I feel it is needed.
I feel that I have the ability to connect with my clients and their babies. Their goals are my goals. Their worries are my worries. I will support and help families in whatever capacity they feel is needed.
Classes Completed with Carol Gray: Subtle Hands-On Skills, CST for Infants