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, Kristeen Seratt, and Stefanie Anderson.
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 at the hospital. 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 late spring/summer 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.
Olympia Lactation is happy to have Stefanie Anderson join our team in the Fall of 2019!
Stefanie has been working with new and expectant parents as a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding counselor since 2013, as an inpatient lactation specialist since 2016, and as an IBCLC since 2018. Working in this capacity has allowed Stefanie to support families from pregnancy to birth, and in those precious first hours, days, and months when breastfeeding relationships are established and evolving. Having breastfed her own four children, she has experienced firsthand many difficulties that can accompany breastfeeding, and knows how valuable professional support can be. With specific training regarding counseling the nursing parent, Stefanie brings not only experience and technical knowledge, but also sincere compassion and understanding to the families she works with. Her hope is to provide individualized care that honors every family's feeding choices.