A bit about Kirsten
Kirsten is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a single mother of two crazy little humans. From childhood, Kirsten knew that she would work with new moms and their infants as it has been her passion from day one. She has been forever dedicated to the well-being of women and infants throughout her education/community work and careers.
Her academic journey started at Trent University in Peterborough, majoring in Women Studies and Cultural Anthropology. Following the birth of her daughter, she become a Holistic Nutritionist, as food and health has always been a pivotal part of her life. Upon graduating with honours, she worked solely with prenatal women, infants and children. Within those years, she also completed her Birth Doula training and Lactation Educator training. In 2013, her son was born, and due to issues after birth, maintaining her breastfeeding relationship took a lot of struggle, effort and support from those around her. It was during this time that she decided to make the jump to head back to school to pursue the career of IBCLC. She completed her journey by writing her exam in 2016 and has been supporting new moms and their little ones ever since.
Kirsten strongly values community involvement and volunteering. When she is not working or being a mom, you will find her always immersed in some community project or organization. She runs a free breastfeeding café drop in program once a month,as well as facilitating regular pregnancy and infant loss groups through PAIL (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network), as well as one on one support for women who have experienced a loss.
Professional AffiliationsInternational Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA)