About Arkansas Lactation
Providing breastfeeding help & postpartum support
Arkansas Lactation is a company with a mission to partner with families to help them meet their unique feeding goals by providing breastfeeding help and postpartum support through compassionate, evidence-based care.
BS, IBCLC, BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA
BSN, RN, IBCLC
Social Media Director: Associates in Registered Nursing, CLC
RN, IBCLC, CLC
BS, BCLC, CLC
Qualifications & Training:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics (Human Nutrition)
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- Oral function, assessment, and comprehensive care for the pre-crawling infant
- Infant feeding: the baby led way (solid feeding)
- Tummy Time Method
- Herbs and Lactation
- Trained birth and postpartum doula
Katie began her journey by attending the University of Arkansas where she completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics (nutrition). The idea of preventing disease, treating disease, and nourishing the body simply by what we put in our mouths captivated her. Shortly after she graduated, she started working in the NICU at Washington Regional Medical Center in the nutrition department where she found herself specifically drawn to infant feeding. Providing quality care to families in this transitional time of life was the beginning of what has brought her much joy. This led her to pursue becoming a board certified lactation consultant, at which she completed in June of 2018. She obtained all of her clinical experience in the NICU, postpartum unit, and in outpatient, where she gained critical knowledge to be able to help with feeding difficulty in a variety of situations. She spent the first 2 years of her career working in the NICU and on labor & delivery/postpartum for Northwest Hospital in Bentonville. This is where she gained a very solid base of knowledge to be able to help the mother/baby dyad from birth to 48 hours old.
And then… she had her own baby. And as much as she loved it before, she gained a new appreciation for how dedicated moms are. She also realized how hard it can be and how much conflicting information is available to moms. Even going into postpartum with the knowledge she had in the field of lactation, she still struggled. And this is exactly why she does what she does. She began to start working on the launch of Arkansas Lactation, seeing her first mother in her home in 2018. She want moms to have the best care, which includes clear, evidence based information combined with steady encouragement and reassurance. Mamas and babies are her sweet spot, and she would love nothing more than to join you on your breastfeeding journey.
Katie currently live in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with her husband Kyle, her son, Jett, her daughter, Annie, and their 120 pound Rottweiler, Zeke. She runs Arkansas Lactation full time, working part time in their peaceful clinic and part of the time in the comfort of patients homes! When she’s not talking milk and babies, you can find her with family, outdoors, working out, and almost always cooking!