Who is Opal Horvat?
Opal has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for more than 25 years, based in Bergenfield NJ. She has been serving families in Bergen County as well as Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Rockland counties. She does home visits most often, making it more comfortable and convenient for parents and babies alike.
Opal started learning what would become her profession by breastfeeding her own two sons. As a new mother, she attended La Leche League Meetings and then became an LLL Leader for years. She says that she learns from the babies all the time and is constantly in touch with her colleagues as they meet often for conferences, symposiums and webinars.
She graduated with a BA from The Women's College of Georgia (now Georgia College and Georgia State University). From 1992 until 2012 she worked in the Women, Infants and Children's Program (WIC) at St Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. Her private practice had been evenings and weekends for many years, and is now full time.
Opal says that her work feels like a calling and gives her a sense of wonderful purpose. She loves helping new mothers and infants. It gives her great satisfaction and joy.
Professional support for breastfeeding mothers.