Lactation Clinical Intern
UC Davis Medical Hospital, 2022
Lactation Consultant: Pathway 2 Program
UC San Diego, 2022
Lactation Education Counselor
UC San Diego, 2020
IBCLC exam estimate April 2023
Breastfeeding her oldest son for over 2 years and then her younger son was a source of bonding, joy, nourishment and pride for Kavisa. There were some harder moments when she experienced milk blebs and plugged ducts, however she was able to ameliorate the situation and continue.
The more Kavisa learned about the health benefits for both the lactating parent and the child, the more she wanted to share with others. Kavisa became a lactivist - breastfeeding in public if her son was hungry, reading legislations, signing petitions for better breastfeeding support and work policies and talking about lactation whenever she got the chance. As Kavisa heard numerous stories from parents who received limited support and education from other healthcare professionals, read the low rates of breastfeeding in the United States and racism demonstrated in healthcare, she was inspired to help others on their lactation journey.
Kavisa received her Certified Lactation Education Counselor credential from UC San Diego. She's currently in training to become an IBCLC.