Meet YourLactation Consultant

Catherine Fenner, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Classes Taught

Breastfeeding Support Groups Hosted

In my experience of helping hundreds of families learn to breastfeed, it seems there are bumps in the road no matter how prepared you are. It helps to take a class, learn the signs that your baby is getting enough, and when to ask for more help. But that won’t guarantee a bump-free nursing experience. Encircling yourself and your family with a network of support is also important. Questions do come up, situations you aren’t sure how to handle happen. Knowing when you need help, and who you will reach out to are both important.

I served as a volunteer La Leche League Leader for 5 years. During that time, I decided to continue my education and become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am skilled in supporting nursing moms and babies through the medical aspect of breastfeeding and lactation, but also hold the relationship part of breastfeeding in equal importance.

I first became interested in breastfeeding when I had my own children. Breastfeeding had been an accepted part of my childhood and I assumed I would nurse my babies someday too. What I didn’t expect were the challenges that came with it. Not everyone has a hard time breastfeeding, but for those that do, getting support from someone who cares, and is knowledgeable, can help get parents and baby back to normal, nurturing nursing.

There are many ways to feed and nurture a baby. There is no one right way. I enjoy working with new families as they learn to not only feed their baby, but also how to integrate this new person into their family. My experiences have prepared me to support families at all stages of breastfeeding, from newborn all the way to weaning – at whatever age that might be.

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2011 – present)
  • President, Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County – 2017-present
  • Lactation Consultant, Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine – 2011, 2016, 2018
  • La Leche League Leader – 2007-2012
  • BA University of Washington – 1993
  • Treating Breast Pain with Lymphatic Support 2023
  • The Intersection Between Lactation, Sleep and Family Well-Being 2023
  • Pump Selection and Flange Fitting 2022
  • Prevention, Identification and Treatment of
    Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders 2022
  • Gold Tongue-Tie Symposium 2021
  • Infant and Parent Nutrition 2021
  • Effects of Trauma History on Breastfeeding – 2018
  • Supporting Survivors Who Want to Breastfeed – 2017
  • Supporting LGBTQ Families
  • Continuing Breastfeeding in the Workplace – 2017
  • How Employers Can Support Continued Breastfeeding – 2017
  • The Sacred Hour: Uninterrupted Skin to Skin – 2016
  • International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
  • United States Lactation Consultants Association (USLCA)
  • Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County 2012-present.
  • Seattle Lactation Journal Club 2011 – present

Some Personal Tidbits

My first career goal was to be a ballet dancer. That didn’t pan out. A few years ago, I started taking class again and am loving it. I enjoy gardening, reading books about historical fiction, biographies and spirituality. I do these things when I’m not driving kids to soccer, ballet, and friends’ houses to hang out. My kids are older now, but I’m still surprised when I don’t trip over the stroller in the garage anymore.

My major accomplishment last summer: dragging my kids on four hikes around the Puget Sound. They ended up loving it and we had a great time. Getting them out of bed was the hardest part. It was amazing how the stress melted away even as we walked toward the forest…and how quickly it returned as we got back in the car.

I’m the oldest of a family of seven girls which meant I helped out a lot. I changed a lot of diapers before I was 15 yrs old. I remember my mom nursing my youngest sisters and it didn’t look hard – but she had already nursed four other children before I really noticed.

Before discovering lactation consulting I spent 10 years in Human Resources. Employee and management training, and coaching were my favorite parts of HR. Now, working with new families allows me to keep the best parts of that job, even today.

 Meet your Lactation Consultant

Jacqueline Corp-Myer, IBCLC

Jacqueline is passionate in supporting each family in their unique postpartum experience, particularly around feeding. After experiencing her own struggles around birth and breastfeeding, she attended her first postpartum workshop several years ago. In her free time, she enjoys chasing after her own child, losing chess to her husband, hoarding yarn, modifying food recipes, and wrangling her senior cats. She lives on the Eastside and will be serving communities along I405.


  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2022-Present
  • Certified Lactation Educator, 2017-Present
  • Babywearing Consultant, 2017-Present
  • Birth Doula, 2017-Present
  • Postpartum Doula, 2016-Present
  • Owner, Nurtured Beginnings, 2016-Present
Jacqueline Corp Myer lactation consultant intern
  • Lactation Educator Training, Bastyr, 2017
  • Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care, 2019
  • Promoting Self-Management of Breast and Nipple Pain for Women During Breastfeeding, 2019
  • Infant Trauma: Its Impact on Breastfeeding, 2019
  • Lactation Intensive for Birth Professionals, 2019
  • Full-Term Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding: Benefits, Considerations, and Ways to Offer Support, 2018
  • Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants, 2018

 Meet My Intern

Rachel Maynard, M.A.,CCC-SLP, IBCLC

Rachel has been working with pediatric populations for 15 years as a speech-language therapist in clinics, schools and private practice, and lactation educator in the field of international public health. She has three children who each had their own unique breastfeeding challenges, which led her into the area of infant feeding support. She is passionate about supporting families through the life-changing season of new parenting, and empowering them to find their own path to connection and success.  She loves to hike, travel, solve word puzzles, learn new things, and read historical fiction.


  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2022-Present
  • La Leche League Leader
  • Speech-Language Pathologist, 2009-Present
  • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist / Lactation Educator 2015-2020

  • Supporting Oral Motor Skills in the Infant Assessment, Adaptation, and Remediation- 2023

  • Treating Skill-Based Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Birth to Three – 2023

  • Feeding in Newborns with Cleft Lip and Palate- 2022

  • Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management- 2022

  • The Art and Science of Lactation and Sleep- 2022

  • GOLD Lactation Online Conference – 2021

  • Comprehensive Review of Infant Suck- 2021

  • Untying Ankyloglossia- The Impact on Infants and Children- 2020

  • Tongue and Lip Tie: A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care- 2018

  • Labor Doula Workshop – 2018

  • Core Lactation Consultant Course – 2016









 Meet My Intern

Jessica Trinidad, CLE

I am a Latin woman, mother of two active, outdoor boys. I’m passionate about supporting parents with reliable information, love, and empathy. After working in the sciences field as a Medical Laboratory Scientist for a decade I found my calling when I moved to the Seattle area in 2019 with my family.  I understood how hard it is to raise kids in a different country and different language.  This tuned my heart to other moms’ need,s. I became a Lactation Consultant to support families from the beginning of their journey offering them options to accomplish their family goals. I am currently working on my practice hours to become IBCLC guided by the philosophy of Nurture New Life. I am also a Childbirth Educator trained by Safia Monroe and Bastyr University in 2023. I am also learning traditional lactation and birthing practices with the Center for Indigenous Midwifery.  In our family time my husband and I love playing board games, exploring nature, and watching movies with our boys. I find my peace in my personal oasis of painting and reading. 


  • Certified Lactation Educator
  • Lactation Educator Training, Bastyr