SARAH CASSIDY

RN, BSN, IBCLC, LMT

Prior to founding Initiating Lactation, Sarah's clinical background was in Pediatric Home Nursing, Labor and Delivery and lactation consultation in a hospital setting.

Her years of experience as a registered nurse combined with over twenty years of practicing massage therapy bring a unique combination of compassion and dedication to clinical excellence with a foundation in evidence based practice. 

 

As the mother of two children, she has learned that parenting requires great flexibility and can lead us down unexpected paths.  

After the birth of her first child in 2006, she was disappointed by the gap in care for mothers and infants during early postpartum.  Becoming a mother led her on a path toward becoming a nurse and lactation consultant. Her career has been dedicated to improving lactation support and early postpartum care for families in the South Puget Sound.

KATIE OSHITA

RN, BSN, IBCLC

 

Katie's love of pregnancy, childbirth and all things related began when she was 18. While attending her niece’s birth, her life was changed forever, guiding her to a wonderful career path of working with new families.  Katie has worked for 21 years as a Registered Nurse then IBCLC  in the Maternal-Child field.  Working in Labor and Delivery, NICU, and Postpartum at big and small hospitals gave her a vast experience working with thousands of families.  

 

"My two daughter’s have taught me more about flexibility, patience and love then I knew was possible.  Before having children I was much more rigid in my thoughts and plans.  Thankfully my girls have patiently taught me how to relax, and that life rarely goes according to plans!"

 

Newborn feeding is the biggest stressor for new families; Katie sees herself as an educator for families about all the options, not to chose which option they should pick.  Supporting families going through major changes is rewarding and fulfilling.  

 

I feel blessed to be here to support you on your breastfeeding journey. 

KENZIE OLSON

IBCLC, NBC-HCW

 

Kenzie graduated from Saint Martin's University with degrees in both Business Management and English.  This year, she has once again returned to Saint Martin's to complete her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.  

Attending the Dr. Sears' Wellness Institute, Kenzie received her Health Coaching certification, specializing in Prenatal and Children's Health.  In 2020, ,she became a Nationally Board Certified Wellness Coach as well as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Additionally, Kenzie is a Children & Family Yoga Instructor.  

When Kenzie isn't assisting families or spending time with her own family, she is furthering her education by taking course to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Kenzie has always been interested in how the body responds to what it is given, with through nourishment and physical activity.  Though she loves to work with clients of all ages and seasons of life, she specializes in consulting with soon-to-be caregivers, new parents and their babies.