Susan Fuchs, MS, IBCLC has over 20 years of experience working with children and their families to empower them reach their personal goals. After spending 15 years working with special needs children, this passion of caring for families transitioned to helping facilitate one of the first important parent/child relationships, breastfeeding. Through education and clinical guidance, she assists breastfeeding parents in providing an infant’s first food and immune protection through breastmilk. Her background in nutrition, human biology and holistic health aid in allowing a full body approach to lactation to best serve the nursing dyad.
Fuchs has come through the Drexel Nutrition and Lactation Programs as a student, lactation preceptor during her time at WIC, an adjunct professor and now in her role as the director, she focuses not only in empowering the families to care for their infants, but also to help raise up a new generation of lactation consultants who will work through inpatient, outpatient and community health.
Working closely with an interdisciplinary team of health care providers is a priority not just in ensuring students get the most well rounded educational experience but also to ensure the families that are being served in the process are having a full holistic approach to care.
Fuchs also works closely with lactation organizations throughout the tri-state area, as well as on the national level to advocate for the rights of the breastfeeding parent and help make support more accessible.
International Lactation Consultant Association
United States Lactation Consultant Association
United States Breastfeeding Coalition
NJ Breastfeeding Coalition
Maternal lactation education, utilization of neonatal reflexes to facilitate newborn feeding