Dr. Hazelbaker has been a therapist for over 30 years. She specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Haller Method practitioner, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, a Pre and Perinatal Psychology Educator and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice.
She earned her undergraduate degree from New York University, Her master’s Degree from Pacific Oaks College (Human Development specializing in Human Lactation) and her doctorate from The Union Institute and University (Psychology, specializing in Energetic and Transformational healing.) She is a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association and received the APPPAH award for PPNE student of the year in 2017.
Her original research on tongue-tie, completed in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the USA and abroad. She authored the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (ATLFF) during her Master’s Degree program. The ATLFF remains the only research-based tongue-tie screening process in infants under 6 months regardless of feeding method.
Dr. Hazelbaker authored Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment, and multiple monographs and articles on lactation theory and management. As an innovator, she invented the Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder to address infant sucking problems. She serves on both the JHL and Clinical Lactation Journal Editorial Review boards and reviews monographs, books and DVDs for the ILCA Globe.
She is a sought after speaker and speaks at conferences all over the world. She maintains a busy teaching schedule as training craniosacral practitioners to work with infant feeding issues. She incorporates the principles of pre and perinatal psychology and health into all her presentations and classes.