Kathleen is the owner of Your Baby Butler. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Master Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Infant Sleep Specialist and New Parent Educator. Over the past 12 years, she has turned her passion for babies into a rewarding career.
Her services are highly sought after, as she has helped new families thrive with her knowledge and skills of all things related to newborns. Evidence-based care is at the the forefront of her practice.
Kathleen has completed training through the CACHE-accredited program, Newborn Care Solutions. There, she achieved the level of Master Newborn Care Specialist. She has also trainied with the Newborn Care Training Academy, ProDoula, DONA, CAPPA, Gold Lactation, Lactation Education Resources, Sleepwonders, Summer's Sleep Secrets, Holistic Sleep Training, Sleep Savvy and many more. She has also completed the IBCLC Master Class in Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad.
Kathleen has extensive experience with twins/higher-order multiples, premature infants, colic, reflux management and allergies. Her lactation training has included advanced courses in the management of tethered oral tissues. She is fully supportuve of all infant feeeding choices including breasfeeding/chestfeeding, bottle feeding, formula and exclusive pumping.
Kathleen loves to support families in making choices that are uniquely suited to their individual needs and lifestyles. Non-judgmental care is the hallmark of her services. She also enjoys sharing her skills with aspiring newborn care professionals. She has served as an instructor and mentor to many members of the community, as well as having been a presenter at several national and international conferences.
When not caring for babies, Kathleen enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her husband and their four sons. She is a New York City native who currently resides in Southern Maryland.