About Jewel

As a parent of twins who experienced breastfeeding challenges, I am passionate about advocacy, support, and protecting breastfeeding/chestfeeding. I realize that each lactation relationship is unique. I recognize complex lactation challenges to enable parents and babies to get help sooner rather than later.

Since May 2013, I have been volunteering as a Breastfeeding USA Breastfeeding Counselor. I provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, as well as promote breastfeeding/chestfeeding as the biological and cultural norm within Sacramento and surrounding counties.

I completed the UC San Diego Lactation Consultant Program in June 2015. During the program I completed clinical hours at UC Davis Medical Center (Labor and Delivery, NICU, PICU, and Postpartum Units) and at WIC in Rancho Cordova. I had the pleasure to work under direct supervision of several highly respected IBCLCs with 20 + years experience.

In October 2015, I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

I have specialized training in assessing infants for structure and function challenges that often contribute to breastfeeding/chestfeeding challenges. I collaborate care with local Chiropractors and Cranial Sacral Therapists (body workers) who assist infants and families with breastfeeding/chestfeeding challenges. I am well versed in the importance and efficacy of body work.

I have specialized training working with families in the LGBTQ community and continue to increase my education and knowledge in order to better support them.

Becoming a parent is a life changing experience, yet unique to each individual. My passion for breastfeeding began after the birth of my fraternal twin boys in 2007. Despite having dealt with a high risk pregnancy, bed rest, preterm delivery, cesarean birth, delayed lactation, pumping, NICU babies, latch and positioning challenges, structural issues, feeding complications, and ongoing sensory issues, I breastfed my twins for 13 months.

Having survived the first year as a mother of twin boys, my life was forever changed. I am grateful for the support from friends, family, parent and lactation support groups, and professional lactation help.

I understand the importance of providing parents with the lactation support and education needed to develop a strong emotional bond and successful feeding relationship.

I am committed to become your lactation advocate.


Brain and Sensory Foundations: First Level (2021)
Shinpiden Reiki III Practitioner (2021)
Empowered Childbirth with Reiki (2020)
Okuden Reiki II Practitioner (2018)
Shoden Reiki I Practitioner (2018)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2015)
UC San Diego: Lactation Consultant Program (2015)
Lactation Education Resources: Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (2014)
Breastfeeding USA: Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor (2013)
National University: Masters of Education in Cross Cultural Education (2000)
Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (2000)
UC Davis: Bachelor of Arts, Rhetoric and Communication (1994)


Breastfeeding USA: Breastfeeding Counselor and Member
Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition: Member
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA): Member
United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA): Member
Parents of Multiples, Sacramento: Member
Multiples of America: Member

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