ABOUT JOCELYN PIERCE (SHE/HER)
I grew up in Portland and moved to Seattle to get my degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Seattle Pacific University. I fell in love with the city and never left. I enjoy the beauty in the Pacific Northwest and the relaxed, natural atmosphere. I started working in corporate wellness at Boeing in 2010 as an exercise physiologist with the Well Being and On-Site Fitness program. I partnered with Boeing Employees to help them achieve their fitness goals – including prenatal and postpartum fitness. In working with employees, I utilized my training as a health coach to help guide individuals to making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.
In 2013 I became a program manager for the Parent Support Program providing safe, private, clean, and comfortable rooms for milk expression. In this role, I also started a lactation education program, teaching prenatal and return to work lactation classes for Boeing Employees. I found a new passion for parent support that utilized my health education background and found lactation education to be incredibly rewarding, leading me to pursue a shift in my career. I received my lactation educator certification from Bastyr in January 2015 and became a leader with La Leche League in 2016, providing peer-to-peer support to other parents. I also pursued a certification as a childbirth educator with Lamaze International, birth doula certification with DONA International, and have training as a postpartum doula.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the gold standard in lactation care. I have a special interest and advanced training in oral function, oral habilitation, and gut health. I enjoy working with infants who are breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula feeding, and supporting lactation in its many forms. Lactation and infant feeding makes up the whole of my practice, particularly with infants who are experiencing challenges with feeding and/or food sensitivities.