Stephany has been a part of the healthcare setting for more than a decade. She spent the latter part of her years working in Orlando Health’s Baby-Friendly, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Mothers and Babies. She has experience in Med/Surg, Women’s Gyn./Women’s Health, Mother-Baby, Postpartum, and Antepartum care. She is a strong advocate for families in the community. Her passion as an advocate for the community was reinforced after having many difficulties at the beginning of her journey as a new mom. Having been in the shoes of a patient and a healthcare worker, she quickly realized that more resources and support are needed for parents as well as for healthcare providers. “Everyone deserves the best care possible. That often requires providers from different backgrounds to come together and help a particular patient or a dyad meet their goals.” She believes in holistic care, where you help treat the person as a whole and not just one part of the big picture.
Stephany has attended the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Workshop. She has an interest in Speech Pathology, Orofacial Myology, and Craniosacral Therapy for their benefits with successful breastfeeding. She has accumulated continuous hours in Infant Risk, Virology (COVID-19 and Breastmilk), Tethered Oral Tissues, Infant Gut Biome, Lactation and Loss, to name a few. She’s a bit of a research junky. Stephany received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida. Outside of her role as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) at Lactation Consultants of Central FL, she’s also the Director of Marketing & Sales for a breast pump manufacturing company. She and her family reside in the Longwood/Apopka area.
“A lactation consultant sees the mother and her baby/babies as one unit. The whole family functions as one unit. The best support I can give my families is to provide them with evidence-based information so they can make the best decisions for their family. My hope is that by helping people start off strong with love and care, it will help build a foundation for a strong and loving future.”—Stephany Ley