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Sara, the founder of Modern Guide to Breastfeeding, nursing her son when she was a new mom.
Sara, her husband, and three kids, ages 2 to 7, posing together on the beach in fun, colorful Hawaiian shirts.

About Me

Hi, I am Sara, the founder of Modern Guide to Breastfeeding.

I am a WHNP and an IBCLC based out of Alexandria, Virginia where I live with my husband and three kids. Currently, I work 3 days a week as an NP at a private OB-GYN practice, where I have worked for 7+ years. Before, I was a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years at a busy hospital in the DMV, attended Vanderbilt University for graduate nursing school, studied at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia with two younger sisters.

I am a second-generation lactation consultant — my mom is a PNP and IBCLC too! Modern Guide to Breastfeeding grew out of my own journey into motherhood because even though I came into motherhood with an advanced set of tools, breastfeeding was still hard! Everything here aims to provide evidence-based education and support for the modern breastfeeding family. Recognizing that modern mothers often fill multiple roles is important and should be incorporated into breastfeeding education. I want to help you set attainable goals, start your family’s breastfeeding journey off with confidence, and provide evidence-based
information as your adventure evolves.

Throughout this website and my educational products, I will use the words breast and breastfeeding, as opposed to chest and chestfeeding. This is not to exclude or offend anyone but because I come from a medical background. Breast and chest are anatomically distinct tissues/organs in the body so my language choice is to provide specificity and communicate effectively, avoiding misunderstanding.

I also tend to deflect to mom, mother, and woman because that is my own lived experience and identity and the most common, daily terms I use in my own work and practice. But I do recognize that families can form and grow in many ways that can and will challenge our preferences or defaults to historically established binary family language.

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