Caring Consultants

Tucson Medical Center's all-RN lactation consultants are internationally board certified (IBCLC).

Our consultants:

  • Are specialized in advising mothers of effective techniques for successful and continuous breastfeeding
  • Promote confidence
  • Are available for telephone follow-up on the “warm line” (520) 324-5730

Lactation Consultant Biographies 

Betty Anderson, RN, IBCLC

RN for 21 years
IBCLC since 1995
Nursing specialty: 18 years as Mother/Baby Nurse
TMC employee since 1987
Breastfeeding Instructor for Central Arizona College

 

Deb Crawford, RN, IBCLC, RLC

RN for 5 years
IBCLC since 2009
Nursing specialty: Newborn, Mother/Baby Care, Background in Childbirth & Breastfeeding Education
TMC employee since 2005
Instructor – Breast Feeding Basics Prenatal Class; Clinical Staff Breastfeeding Education

 

Susan Dennis, RN, BSN, IBCLC

RN for 29 years
IBCLC since 1997
Nursing specialty: NICU/Pediatrics/Mother/Baby
TMC employee since 1983
Breastfeeding Instructor ASU "Breastfeeding Education Programs"
Facilitator for Breastfeeding Support Group

 

Daisy H. Eickhoff, RNC, MS, IBCLC

RN for 44 years
IBCLC since 2001
Nursing specialty: Newborn, NICU, Pediatrics, and Mother/Baby Care
TMC employee since 2000
Instructor – Breast Feeding Basics Prenatal Class

 

Margaret Limbaugh, RN, IBCLC

RN for 37 years
IBCLC since 1998
Background in Midwifery, Labor/Delivery and Antepartum Care
TMC employee since 1996
Annual guest speaker at U of A College of Nursing

 

Vanessa Porter, RN, BSC w Honors, CNM, PHN, Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma, IBCLC

RN since 1989
IBCLC since 2006
Nursing specialty: background in Gynecology, Midwifery, specializing in Maternal Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Public Health Nursing
Works extensively with TMC's NICU population
TMC employee since 2006

 

Jenifer Smith, RN, OGNP, IBCLC

RN since 1989
IBCLC since 1998
Background in Newborn Care, Mother/Baby Care, Antepartum Care and Breastfeeding Education
Extensive breastfeeding support to TMC's NICU population
Facilitator for Breastfeeding Support Group
TMC employee since 1990

 

Colleen Wypych, RN, IBCLC

RN for 31 years
IBCLC since 2007
Nursing specialty: Pediatrics and Mother/Baby care
TMC employee since 1997
CLC in 2005
Instructor Breast Feeding Basics Prenatal Class