Jenn Foster is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Doula, with 18 years of experience working with breastfeeding/pumping parents. She lives north of Atlanta, Georgia; but, was born and raised in Winter Park, FL. As a proud mother of five children (four living), she is able to relate to our parents with her own experience with breastfeeding/pumping for 124 months!
After the loss of her fifth child, she became a “Grief Donor” and pumped with PumpinPal flanges for 12.5 months. During this time, she started an online support group for parents who chose to pump their breastmilk after a perinatal loss. She also provided a Grief Donor presentation for both the Florida Lactation Consultant Association and the South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition that was awarded CERPs. Her son’s milk helped over 23 babies through the Florida Milk Bank.
She has taught two core college courses to students who were the next generation of IBCLCs at Union Institute and University for three years. She continues to present, practice, and develop Health Education. She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert in the Maternal/Child Health industry.
Jenn has worked in the Maternal/Child Health industry with companies like Spectra Baby USA, Kiinde, and Lansinoh Laboratories. Always wearing many hats, she has served pivotal roles in Healthcare education, marketing, client care, and LC outreach.
Jenn holds a Master’s degree in Health & Wellness: Lactation Studies. Her undergraduate degree is in Maternal/Child Health: Lactation Consulting. Both of her degrees were earned from Union Institute & University. Jenn continues to improve her professional knowledge of Maternal/Child Health by attending online Lactation conferences and staying up to date on all applicable research studies.