Sarah Hartenberger, IBCLC

After my oldest child was born, we struggled with breastfeeding. I had not prepared, but assumed I’d be okay since my mom had been successful. That was a terrible assumption. My journey nursing my son led to a passion to educate and help other families in their own infant feeding journey.

With over 4 years of personal breastfeeding experience, ultimately leading me to become an IBCLC, I know the real life ins and outs of feeding a baby. From the first days, to being a working, pumping mom, to weaning and everything in between, I’m passionate about it because I’ve lived it. My passion for lactation led me to opening Nurture Lactation in 2019, initially focusing on education, then individual consults.

In addition to being an IBCLC, I hold a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communications and Spanish from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. Yes, that means I speak Spanish as well! I continue to build my lactation education through various trainings and continuing education so that I may serve families with the most updated evidence-based research. I share knowledge and information so that you can make the best informed decision for your family’s needs.

Morgan Shippy, RN, IBCLC

In 2017, I graduated nursing school with anticipation and excitement to start my career as an RN in Labor/Delivery/Mother/Baby. I loved being present with laboring mothers, and observing and assisting in births. During this time, I found myself truly enjoying those nights on the postpartum unit helping nursing mothers breastfeed. Between this experience and the very difficult experience of breastfeeding and later exclusively pumping for my daughter, I decided I wanted to pursue the IBCLC certification. I feel incredibly blessed that I have the privilege of getting to help moms in this time of their lives!

Sarah Jane (SJ) Kuipers, IBCLC

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I always knew that healthcare was my passion but wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go. I always believed in the importance of wholistic, preventative health. When I was pregnant with my son, then after he was born, I felt empowered by what my body was capable of achieving. As I spoke with other parents, I found that their experiences weren’t as triumphant. They felt discouraged, critiqued, and confused by breastfeeding/infant feeding experiences and information given. I felt like families deserved better. I decided to become an IBCLC to empower parents to have the best infant feeding experience of their choice though evidence-based practice and information.

Erin Peterson, BSN, RN, IBCLC

I have been a nurse since 2019 and am still currently working PRN as a NICU nurse. I had some exposure to breast feeding education throughout my job in the hospital but once my son was born it opened my eyes to how much more there is to it! Through all of our struggles I developed a passion for other moms who are struggling and helping them feel supported through education and compassion. Something unique about me is that I am a twin so I have a special place in my heart for twin mamas.

In my free time you will probably find me baking something, listening to an audiobook, or going on an adventure with my family!