Meet Your International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Breastfeeding is natural, but it may take a little support!
When I became pregnant with my son, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. However, my breastfeeding journey had a rough start. I credit my "I want this / I won't give up" attitude and the support of an AMAZING lactation consultant, that I surpassed my breastfeeding goal.
It is from that experience that I became passionate about supporting other mothers/families and decided to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have been in private practice for over 8 years. I have also worked for WIC (Women, Infants, & Children), as well as at a local Baby-Friendly® hospital.
I am not one of those 'crazy/pushy' breastfeeding women. I am here to support you in meeting YOUR needs and goals. I will recommend supplementing if and when it is necessary.
Let me be your BF cheerleader!
My newborn and I struggled with breastfeeding for three long weeks before I called Kirsten. Learn from my mistake – schedule your appointment for the first few days out of the hospital! Kirsten came to our home for our appointment and she brought with her a calming presence, all sorts of tips and tricks, and a great sense of humor! I walked away from that appointment feeling more knowledgeable and confident with breastfeeding. After our appointment she has continued to check in with me and be my cheerleader during my breastfeeding journey. I know that if I have a question all I need to do is send a quick text. Kirsten is worth her weight in gold!
Our second daughter was born 7 weeks premature and after spending 3 weeks in the NICU and being home for 7 weeks we didn’t think it was going to be possible for my wife to ever breastfeed her, after some amazing advice and direction from Kirsten in less then a week she is breastfeeding full time. She helped in ways we didn’t think were possible, My wife Lindsay and I will be forever grateful and would recommend anyone seeking out her services.
I am a first time mom who had a previous negative experience with an LC so I was very hesitant to reach out for help. Kirsten came recommended and I am so happy we found her! She immediately came out to my house and reassured me what I was dealing with was normal and we worked through it. She is incredibly kind and patient with mom and with baby. She also has supported me via text messages and phone calls during my random “break down” moments! Kirsten has been a godsend to this anxious momma!!
We were recommended to Kirsten when my daughter was two days postpartum and having trouble with breast feeding. Kirsten was recommended by many of my friends so I messaged her for my daughter and explained the situation. Within minutes she called my daughter and made plans for a visit. Wow , I was blown away at how much she cared about my daughters situation. The next day she came to the house , assessed the situation , listened to my daughter and then went to work helping find solutions. Kirsten is very knowledgeable with breast feeding and other postpartum issues. She made my daughter feel comfortable , heard and physically better as well as emotionally better. This is how a lactation consultant should be! Kirsten also listened to my daughter and helped her pick a path correct for her. There was no pressure, blaming or guilt tripping . Kirsten referred to it as my daughters journey and she was there to assist. Thank you Kirsten!
I started on the struggle bus with my third baby and Kirsten came out to my house and very quickly identified our issues and got them straightened out! We've been doing so much better since then! She is so patient and kind! This is truly her calling!
I cannot recommend Kirsten enough! She is friendly, knowledgeable, and above all a life saver! Kirsten helped us promptly and is always a text away. She cheered us on when we needed a boost and was so helpful in teaching us effective breastfeeding. Highly, highly recommend!
Kirsten is absolutely amazing! I called her when I was struggling breastfeeding my one week old and she came over that night to help. She has been so supportive and provided me with the referrals I needed. She continued to check in to make sure things were going smoothly. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing help breastfeeding!!
Kirsten is amazing! I had a lot of anxiety around breastfeeding before working with her, she was understanding and open to wherever my journey took me whether exclusively breastfeeding or pumping, and took off the pressure I initially felt. Her consultation is completely personalized to you and your baby’s needs. Additionally, she truly cares about her clients as shown by her “text any time “ policy to provide continued support. As a new mom, I can’t thank her enough! I highly recommend Live Latch Love to anyone as they embark on breastfeeding and beyond. Thanks, Kirsten!
Kirsten is wonderful. Even though it’s my third child, she was able to help me with some things I needed refreshing on since the journey with my second child a few years ago. She was able to come by the next morning which was extremely helpful! A month later and she checks in on my frequently. And is always there at any time of the day to answer my questions. She’s been a great support system. I highly recommend her to new moms and even seasoned moms that just need some refreshing tips and tricks on successfully breastfeeding their littles!