RN, BSN, IBCLC, LMT
Prior to founding Initiating Lactation, Sarah's clinical background was in Pediatric Home Nursing, Critical Care, Labor and Delivery and lactation consultation in a hospital setting.
Her years of experience as a registered nurse combined with over twenty-five 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 with the gap in care for families during early postpartum. Becoming a parent 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.
On days away from the clinic, Sarah can be found adventuring with her two children and dog or in her flower gardens. Sarah is nearly as passionate about dance as she is about lactation and loves west coast swing.
Kenzie graduated from Saint Martin's University with degrees in both Business Management and English. In 2020, she 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 Perinatal and Children's Health. In 2020, she became a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, as well as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Additionally, Kenzie is a Children & Family Yoga Instructor.
Kenzie has always been interested in how the body responds to what it is given, both 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.
When Kenzie is at home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, doing yoga or tending her brood of chickens.
Rebecca Deiss is a registered nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Becca served as a la leche league leader for five years as well as worked with infants and their families in high acuity inpatient and clinic settings.
Becca has a passion for breastfeeding and thoroughly enjoys providing support for new families, both prenatal and postnatal. Being a mother of three herself, Becca understands how difficult breastfeeding can be at first. She believes with the right preparation and support help create an amazing bonding experience.
On her free days Becca enjoys spending time with her husband, who is also an RN, and their three children. Her hobbies include working out, gardening and training her dogs. She also loves traveling and adventures outdoors.