Aloha. I'm Jen (she/her).
As a Lactation Specialist, I draw upon years of experience guiding thousands of families through labor, birth, and the early postpartum period as a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse. As a parent myself, I understand and respect the endless emotions tangled up in this wild and fleeting time.
Experience & Education
In my 15 years of experience working with new families I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of families, all with their own unique feeding choices and challenges. I have worked at the bedside as a postpartum nurse, in a lactation clinic setting, and in clients’ homes providing one on one support.
I am LGBTQ+ affirming and actively work on anti-racism in my personal and professional life. Whoever you are, you deserve the very best care and support.
Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Master Class for the IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Anti-racism and trauma-informed care with Ar-Tic LLC
Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional – Luna Lactation and Wellness
SMC Full Circle Doula Training
Supporting Trans Birthers Training with Trystan Reese
Registered Nurse – Labor and Delivery & Postpartum
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor – UC San Diego
Infant and Adult CPR/AED Certified
Bachelors of Science in Nursing – UW Eau Claire
More about me...
I feel most centered when I am in, on, or near the water. All four of my own children were born in the water: one at a hospital, and three at home. Apparently we need updated family photos, as my youngest daughter, born July 2023, is not pictured here and both my boys are now taller than me!
I’m a naturally quiet, calm and steady person, but am also adventurous. I’m nourished by spending time in nature and exploring with my husband and children. I also enjoy the excitement of cheering on my sons’ outrigger paddling teams.
When I’m not supporting new families, I am a homeschooling parent, guiding my kiddos along their own learning journeys.
Have a question about the services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!