Cindy Szold, RN, IBCLC
“After dreaming of becoming a teacher as a child, I’m thrilled to have a job that allows me to provide both healthcare and education to patients.”
Cindy Szold is an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in counseling breastfeeding mothers, assessing breastfeeding problems, and creating care plans to promote successful breastfeeding experiences for mothers and babies. She considers lactation consulting her life’s calling; after 29 years as a labor and delivery nurse and lactation consultant, she returned from retirement to continue with her mission to provide the highest quality lactation care to patients. Cindy’s medical career has spanned the coast of California as well as the Philippines. She is Licensed in Birth and Beginning Education (B.A.B.E.) and is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association.
Cindy specializes in working with mothers to help them reach their individual breastfeeding goals. She can offer anticipatory guidance for breastfeeding challenges, and works in conjunction with a larger medical team to offer cross-disciplinary care to our families. She is a policy consultant supporting breastfeeding research and evidence-based practice, and is a promoter of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. For years, new parents have relied on her for parent education; prior to joining us, she taught childbirth preparation and other parenting classes to parents-to-be at Sharp HealthCare Grossmont.
Outside of the office, Cindy has enjoyed journaling since her teen years, she creates photo books, and she loves traveling - including 12 island sail trips to date!