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About Me

I've gained incredible experience over the years consulting with families and working to solve the challenge that arise with the complexity of infant feeding, sleep concerns and early parenting. My extensive background in the fields of child development and women's health has allowed me to make a career of my passion for guiding parents to make healthy decisions for themselves and their children. It seems even more essential today with the vast amount of choices available to new parents.

I'm raising my son Joaquin in the Sierra Nevada foothills. No matter how much experience I continue to gain, my son continually reminds me  to surrender, stay open-minded and to always ask the question 'why not?'


I hold a master's degree in Maternal and Child Nutrition and Lactation from the University of California, Davis as well as an international certification in lactation consulting (IBCLC). I also founded The Nest Family Resource and continue to enjoy expanding our team and services to provide a comprehensive experience for all families.

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Milk Memos



Online Classes
  • Eat, Sleep, Poop: newborn care + breastfeeding

  • Introducing Solid Foods

  • Here We Go Again: sibling prep, newborn refresh

  • Gentle Sleep Tips

Lactation Consulting

In person and eConsults are available to answer your questions from prenatal planning to the first few latches and beyond.

Early Parenting

Early parenthood brings surprises and challenges. With over 30 years of experience working with families I can help you sort through solutions or simply listen



"Katie has a talent for supporting new families. Working with her has been a life saver, she has given us the gift of knowing we can feed our son no matter what." 

Lonnie's mom in Oakland