Amy Hnetinka BSN, RN, IBCLC
Healthy, Happy Mom & Baby
To help mothers reach their own breastfeeding goals— whether that is breastfeeding exclusively, doing a combination of breast and formula, or pumping exclusively. There is not one way or the right way when it comes to breastfeeding. I individualize feeding or pumping plans based on the mom's goals.
I foster an open, non-judgmental, common sense type of relationship with my clients. If they’re not happy, I'm not happy!
My extensive background is totally focused on healthcare and wellness. I am an experienced RN and Lactation Consultant with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Kentucky. I am a licensed RN and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
My career began 20 years ago when I was a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While there, I developed a passion for bringing mothers and babies together through breastfeeding. After working for many years in the NICU, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). My work has taken me to many settings as a Lactation Consultant and provided me with a well-rounded, balanced background. My experience includes the hospital ,outpatient clinics as well as the Pediatric office settings. Currently, I work part time as a nurse at Riddle Hospital in the NICU. The balance of my work is spent meeting with mothers and babies in their homes.
My husband and I have 2 school-aged kids whom I breastfed for a year each. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, skiing, gardening or horseback riding.