Join Dr. Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC, as she shares her journey of leadership, in founding 4th Trimester AZ, a local non-profit created to support ALL parents, to be real about the challenges we face, talk about the stuff that never gets talked about, and connect our village to support each other.
Jennie's interest in caring for moms and babies began when her first child was born while Jennie was still in graduate school. Despite a lot of knowledge and dedication, she struggled to nurse her baby.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) was able to help Jennie successfully breastfeed her son. Due to this experience, Jennie grew an intense desire to help other moms and babies reach their breastfeeding goals.
After she finished her PhD, Jennie completed a rigorous course of didactic and clinical training through the University of California, San Diego Lactation Consultant Training Program, and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009.
Jennie is also a breastfeeding researcher and holds an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Research Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.
Jennie and her husband have 4 rambunctious children. When she's not chasing little ones, Jennie enjoys gardening, music, and spending way too much time on social media.
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