We look forward to supporting you and your growing family!
Our care goes beyond feeding your baby. We want you to be well. It is our goal to provide compassionate support, gentle guidance, resources, and evidence based education in normal pregnancy, birth, postpartum and infant care practices. And maybe it's weird but we want you to feel LOVED and CARED for while you are loving and caring for your little one.
Jen Kowal, IBCLC
Lead Lactation Consultant, Preceptor
Joy Holland, CLS
Student Lactation Consultant
Trainings & Credentials:
2003 500 hour Massage Therapist certification program at the Essex Group Institute for Massage & Bodywork
2005 Birth Doula training through DONA with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, LCCE, CD(DONA) an internationally respected childbirth expert
2007 DONA Postpartum Doula training with Jacqueline Kelleher, CD(DONA), Director of Postpartum Services for DONA International.
2007 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Kelli DeFlora, RYT, CD, Director of Prenatal Services at Starseed Yoga in Montclair
2010 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training through the W.I.C. program at Hudson Perinatal Consortium.
2011 Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor Certification
2012 Mommy & Me Yoga Teacher Training at Shakti Yoga in Maplewood, NJ
2013 Certified Lactation Counselor Training through Healthy Children's Project, MA
2013 Sacred Pregnancy Instructor & Sacred Postpartum Mother Roaster Certification
2013 Spinning Babies Workshop by Gail Tulley
2014 Maternal + Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation through Healthy Children's Project, MA
2014 Quantum Birth Consultant Certification through The Matrona, NYC
2015 Certified Holistic Doula Training with The Matrona
2016 Training in Yoga Nidra for new mothers (the art of yogic sleep)
2017 Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners as an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
2018 Structure and Functional Assessment course
2018 Breastfeeding Without Birthing Certification by Sweetpea Breastfeeding
2018 Go Milk Yourself Workshop on Hand Expression by Francie Webb
2018 Rhythmic Movement Training Level 1&2