Lactation Services
 

Meet Katie, bs, IBCLC

An international Board certified Lactation Consultant PRACTICING IN Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas

My name is Katie, and my love for all things birth and babies began early on. When I found out there was an actual job that meant I would get to help mamas navigate one of the most rewarding yet stressful seasons of life, I was hooked. 

I began my journey by attending the  University of Arkansas where I completed my bachelors degree in dietetics (nutrition). The idea of preventing disease, treating disease, and nourishing your body simply by what we put in our mouths captivated me. Shortly after I graduated, I started working in the NICU at Washington Regional Medical Center....

 

 

 

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NEED HELP?

Even with the best intentions, getting off to a good start breastfeeding is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright hard. I have many moms say to me  "I thought this was supposed to come naturally." And while there is some truth in that (your body was made to do it), it is very much a learned skill. Even though the Affordable Care Act mandates lactation services be covered in the hospital, many moms do not get seen by a lactation consultant or do not have the amount of time they need with one to feel confident going home. This is why I do what I do. I believe every mom should have access to professional help while getting acquainted with feeding her little one.  I am uniquely equipped to help  handle a variety of breastfeeding issues while providing gentle encouragement and unbiased support.

 

IN ADDITION TO OFFERING BASIC BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT, I CAN HELP WITH:

  • Overactive let-down and/or fast flow
  • Low milk supply
  • Thrush
  • Feeding challenges due to gestational age at birth
  • Tongue restriction/Tongue-tie
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Pumping/pumping schedule/back to work challenges
  • Bottle refusal
  • Returning to work/building a supply
  • Supplementation help
  • herbal supplementation/vitamins/nutrition for lactation
  • Positioning and latch problems that may be contributing to pain or milk transfer issues
  • Sore or damaged nipples before, during and/or after a feed
  • Engorgement discomfort and subsequent latch challenges
  • Infant weight loss or slow gain
  • Sleepy babies
  • Babies who seem fussy all the time
  • Blocked ducts and/or Mastitis
  • Feeding with a history of breast surgery
  • Large, flat or inverted nipples
  • Inducing lactation for adoptive moms

 

 “Katie has been so wonderful to work with as my little one and myself got acquainted with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is hard, and Katie provided a ton of comfort, guidance, support, and encouragement. She is knowledgeable, professional, and I would highly recommend her services if you are looking for lactation and postpartum services.” - Sarah W.

 

“Katie is amazing! I found her through a mom's group on Facebook and messaged her she came out that night and helped me and my little nursling! She was patient and kind and answered all of my questions and then some. She even took the time to follow up for a couple of weeks after to make sure we were still nursing successfully. I cannot say enough good things!!” - Ashley E.

 

“Katie is a miracle worker! After the recent delivery of my son, I found that I was having pain while nursing as soon as I got home from the hospital. I became exhausted and overwhelmed pretty quickly considering nursing is so new to me, and I wanted nothing more than to do right for my baby. My husband contacted Katie and she came to our house the same day to help us get on the right track. It didn’t take her long to help us find the correct way to latch and to give me relief! I gained a lot of confidence after my visit with her, and things have been progressing ever since! To say Katie is fantastic at her job would be an understatement. We are eternally grateful for her help!” - Marla R.

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