Hello, fellow mamas

I’m Katie

Breastfeeding looks so picture-perfect in the movies and social media. A little bundle of joy, quietly nursing away as you rock them to sleep in a white, spotless nursey.

And while those moments DO happen – with my second son, it was more like cracked nipples, clogged milk ducts, and latch issues with a house that looked like a tornado had run through it.

Don’t get me wrong. My three boys are the best thing to ever happen to me. And breastfeeding is one of my favorite things in the world. But that doesn’t mean it was easy.

As I was breastfeeding my children, I felt that I really lacked the support and guidance I needed to breastfeed. I spent a lot of time consulting Google, posting in parenting groups, and trying to figure things out on my own, because the support I was getting from my medical team, was, well, pretty terrible.

By the grace of God and the support of my husband and mom, I made it through. But I became keenly aware to the fact that many new moms aren’t as lucky.

So, I decided to do something about it. 

I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, so I could give the support I struggled to find to other moms. I wanted to become that person you can turn to when things don’t go as smoothly as planned. 

If, like I was, you’re facing obstacles in breastfeeding and are over all the misinformed advice, I think me and you might get along. I want to help you make breastfeeding work for you.

My Experience

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and I also have am a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and Certified Lactation Educator. In my training to become an IBCLC, I earned over 100 hours of lactation-specific education and 500 hours hours working directly with breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

In addition to this, I regularly take classes to expand my knowledge and ability to help moms just like you. As such, I have a special interest and training in oral restrictions, clogged ducts and mastitis, flange fitting and pumps, as well as weaning. I love helping mothers from first latch to last, and I love solving a good problem. I prefer holisitic approaches to breastfeeding and try and focus on mom just as much as baby. You are both are important!

I became an IBCLC in July of 2023, but I have been helping breastfeeding families since 2015. I currently run a Facebook group with over 23,000 mothers and several social media pages – including Instagram, which has 63,000 followers.

My undergraduate degree is in Communications with an emphasis in print journalism, and I have been a professional blogger since 2013. I have three amazing sons and the world’s best husband, and I live in Colorado (born and raised here!)