Dawn Bower, IBCLC
Dawn Bower’s path to becoming a breastfeeding advocate began in 1983 with the birth of the first of her six children. Nursing all of them through challenges and for various lengths of time has given her insight into real life breastfeeding, not just words and instructions from how-to manuals. Seeing not only the obvious benefits of breastfeeding, but also the risks of not breastfeeding she quickly became an advocate on her own, sharing insights and encouragement with other pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Dawn set her sights on becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1998. The first step was becoming an Accredited La Leche League Leader in 2002. She then attended UCLA Extension and received her Lactation Educator Certificate in 2006. While working at Antelope Valley Hospital with the local WIC Program, Dawn took and passed the IBCLC exam in 2009. In 2012 Dawn opened her own Lactation Consultant office in Lancaster, CA and has the pleasure of helping moms that reach out to her. Dawn joined Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in 2014 working in the Lactation Department. Dawn still maintains her ties to La Leche League and volunteers with BreastfeedLA and the Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition. Dawn has been published in New Beginnings. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys her grandchildren, fishing, tagging along on the back of her husband's motorcycle and crafting.