Olympia Lactation offers breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home or in a home-like office by board-certified lactation consultants, Carrie DiStefano and Kristeen Seratt.
Working at a hospital as a lactation consultant, Carrie realized that many families go home without proper breastfeeding support due to the short nature of their stay. New parents are discharged from the hospital sleep-deprived, overwhelmed with information, and often lacking knowledge of where to seek out breastfeeding assistance. Providing a personalized outpatient lactation service is something Carrie feels is crucial to breastfeeding success. Carrie has also completed a year-long holistic lactation training and is prepared and knowledgeable to address complex cases and breastfeeding situations.
Carrie has three young daughters and became passionate about breastfeeding after working through many struggles with her first more than 10 years ago. She has been supporting breastfeeding families since 2012 and an IBCLC since 2015. She's passionate about assisting families with meeting their breastfeeding goals whether that is 3 days, 3 months or 3 years. You can read more about Carrie here.
Olympia Lactation is excited to have Kristeen Seratt join our team in 2019!
Kristeen has been working with breastfeeding families for over 15 years. First as a labor and delivery nurse, a pediatric nurse, and then as a lactation specialist. She has been an IBCLC for 5 years working mostly in an outpatient setting but also has done inpatient postpartum lactation support and was responsible for starting the lactation program in a level 3 NICU in southern California. She has led parenting education classes and a variety of support groups. She has lived with her family in Olympia for 3 years but considers herself a NW girl, having spent the majority of her childhood in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington and her early adulthood in Seattle. Her passion for Maternal Child well-being spans across her professional life into her personal life where she has had the honor to mother both foster and biological children.
Erika (Iñupiaq) is completing her education and training in order to become an IBCLC; she is currently a Certified Lactation Educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education/Community Health. She has been working with families with young children for over a decade, from hospital birth and NICU stays to WIC. Erika has a passion for empowering individuals and families through thoughtful education, considerate support, and gentle encouragement. Erika’s specific clinical interests are lactation and endocrine issues as well as navigating pregnancy and lactation for those with eating disorders. Erika and her husband welcomed their first child in 2019 and agree that babies grow up too fast!