MS, OTR/L, IBCLC
Lisa is a caring, calm, and extremely patient lactation consultant. She holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) from San Jose State University, received her lactation training from the University of California San Diego, and completed her lactation fieldwork at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. After the birth of her first child, Lisa experienced difficulty in several areas of breastfeeding and learned first-hand that breastfeeding involves not only focusing on the breast and infant but also the whole mind and body of the parent and infant. In this A-ha! moment, Lisa knew that her 10+ years as an Occupational Therapist could bring a valuable perspective to the lactation world.
Lisa has found her true calling and loves helping families with chest/breastfeeding and the often tricky pumping and bottle feeding journey. After her second son was born with a tongue-tie, Lisa became interested in how oral motor abilities influence infant/child feeding, posture, breathing, and general development through the lifespan. This interest has led Lisa to become certified in the Tummy Time Method, which assists with tissue balance and plasticity. She continues taking educational courses in identifying oral motor abilities while preparing infants/children for frenectomies.
Lisa is humbled to provide early education for chest/breastfeeding and ongoing support and intervention. When she’s not helping other families thrive, Lisa can be found baking up a storm, testing new recipes, paddle boarding, or hiking with her dad-joke-loving husband, two energetic children, and two (oldie but goodies) fur babies.