About South Bay Baby Care
by Lisa Grossman,Registered Nurse & IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, Certified American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor
Thank you for visiting my page! My name is Lisa and I am a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing program in 2012. After graduation I first worked in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I gained skills and experience in the most critical of situations, such as performing CPR during a Code Blue.
My father had previously been diagnosed with cancer and I felt passionate about spending some time working in oncology. After working the in ICU, I began working on early and late phase clinical trials in the area of oncology. I became an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation after studying their curriculum and passing the exam. Being a part of cutting-edge oncology treatments I witnessed some patients with Stage IV cancer receive trial treatments and go into complete remission!
After giving birth to my first son I decided that I wanted to take my nursing career in a different direction. The nurses played a big role in my recovery after an emergency c-section and taught me how to breastfeed which motivated me to work with new mamas and babies. I was hired at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2015 and began working on the Mother/Baby (Postpartum) Unit. Working at Cedars-Sinai provided me with hands-on experience and great knowledge about newborn assessment, newborn care, breastfeeding, lactation, infant feeding, labor interventions, pain management and postpartum care for mothers who have delivered both vaginally and by cesarean section.
After having my second baby I decided that I wanted to take my life in a different path that would allow me to spend more time with my own children but still work with families and newborn babies. In the Summer of 2018 I started South Bay Baby Care with the goal of sharing my knowledge and expertise with expectant and new parents in the areas of newborn care, breastfeeding & lactation, sleep routines, labor basics, postpartum care, and CPR + First Aid. I also provide CPR + First Aid training to businesses, schools, professionals and groups.
Thank you for considering me to support you during your journey as a parent! I look forward to making this transition a bit easier for you and your baby.
Lisa Grossman, RN, BSN, PHN, IBCLC, CLC, CLEC, AHA-certified CPR + First Aid Instructor
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Board Certified Registered Nurse (BRN RN-BSN)
Board Certified Public Health Nurse (BRN PHN)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, certified by IBCLE)
Registered Lactation Consultant (RLC, certified by IBCLE)
Certified Lactation Counselor (ALPP)
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (UCSD)
American Heart Association Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor
Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Heart Association ECC Volunteer
CMS recognized National Provider
Member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)
Member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Lactation Counselor Training Course, New York, NY (Healthy Children Project), September 2018
Lactation Educator Training (UCSD), March 2019
Lactation Education Resources Program, Summer 2019
Health E-Learning, Lactation Course, Summer 2019
Untying Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie and Lip Tie), Portland Oregon (Speaker: Dr. Bobby Ghaheri), September 2019
Gold Tongue Tie Symposium 2020, 2021, 2022
IBCLC Masterclass: Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad- In progress 2022-2023