lactationlinkevent-preview-12

Today I am excited to announce two new members to the Lactation Link team! Lacey Parr, CLEC and Kristin Gourley, IBCLC.  They are both lactation educators and are so passionate about providing families the research-based options and support they need as well as ‘Creating Confident Moms’.

Below is a little more about these awesome new team members, their background, and why they chose to join our team!

headshots-lactation-link-2-1

Kristin Gourley, IBCLC

Hi there!  I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and I work with Lactation Link on breastfeeding education in several ways!  I help instruct during our in-person breastfeeding classes, contribute to our research-based video breastfeeding classes, and also do in-person private consultations to help moms meet their breastfeeding goals (maybe I’ll get to help you and your little one!).  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Utah and have also earned the credentials of Certified Lactation Educator and Clinical Lactation Manager from Arizona State University.  I have been working with breastfeeding moms for over five years, in North Carolina, Georgia, and now Utah, both as an IBCLC and with La Leche League.  I am a mom of five, ranging in age from 8 months to 8 years.  My personal breastfeeding experiences have made me aware of the varied experiences of other mothers and I love empowering moms to be confident in their choices, as well as educating parents about the many benefits and facets of breastfeeding.  I love working with breastfeeding families and feel privileged to support them during such an important time as before, during, and after their little one arrives! 

Why Kristin chose to work with Lactation Link: Working for Lactation Link allows me to work with a great group of women who want to reach more mothers and give them accurate breastfeeding information so we can help create confident mothers!

headshots-lactation-link-1-1

Lacey Parr, CLEC

Hi! I’m Lacey Parr, CLEC (certified lactation educator counselor) and I am the new blog manager for Lactation Link. I have a Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Human Development from Brigham Young University. My journey to lactation support started with a passion for birth. While working as a doula, I discovered a new found passion for supporting mothers breastfeed. I have worked at WIC as a breastfeeding peer counselor (where I met our founder Lindsey!) and especially loved teaching a breastfeeding class there. I am currently working towards becoming an IBCLC as well. I love helping moms feel empowered to meet their breastfeeding goals. I am a wife to a mountain man and a mother of 2 adventurous boys and 1 beautiful daughter. I enjoy books about strong women and running wild with my kids in the mountains.

Why Lacey chose to work with Lactation Link: I love working at Lactation Link because it embodies my breastfeeding support ideals: non-judgmental support and education to help moms reach their individual breastfeeding goals.

Welcome Kristin & Lacey!  It’s so great to see our team expanding — and we’d love to add more!  If you are a lactation educator or just want to be apart of supporting moms, send us an email at info@lactationlink.com!  We are looking for more IBCLCs, Lactation Link ambassadors, and guest blog contributors!      {Photography in this post by Beka Price Photography}

I’ve created a free e-mail course to help you get breastfeeding started on the right foot! Click the image below for more info.

6-day

Thanks for coming by,

Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

Lindsey Headshot white with grey