Aloha. I'm Jen.

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

Over the past 15 years, 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.

– Guiding Bottle Breakthroughs: Bringing Parents Beyond Bottle Refusal
-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
-Registered Nurse – Labor and Delivery & Postpartum
-Certified Lactation Educator Counselor – UC San Diego
-Infant and Adult CPR/AED Certified

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!