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Providing exemplary service to our clients is very important to us. Feel free to e-mail or call us anytime. We will make every effort to get back with you by the end of the following business day. If you have an after hours need, please state on your voice mail message that your need is urgent. The RN will receive the urgent message and return your call as quickly as possible. An appointment or referral will be made based on your need at that time.

Meet Your Consultant

Karen and her personal assistant, Tracy
Karen and her personal assistant, Tracy

Karen Roeske...... she will assist you in creating your action plan for breastfeeding success!

Hi, it is great to meet you on the web! I am a Registered Nurse licensed in both Oregon and Washington. Maternal-newborn care has been my career focus for the past seven years. My experience in this field is diverse and includes: teaching breastfeeding and childbirth education courses, 1:1 lactation consulting in the hospital, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care. Working with breastfeeding mothers is a day to day part of my job and I have accumulated over 3000 hours of 1:1 lactation consulting experience. Assisting with lactation issues in the following four areas are of specific interest to me: special needs babies, mothers with physical disabilities, women who have had a stillborn or loss at or soon after delivery, and finally, the career focused woman who wants breastfeeding to be incorporated into her daily life at work.

In addition to the above qualifications, I also am an IBCLC. (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) This is a professional credential internationally recognized in the field of lactation management. The IBCLC credential certifies attainment of the professional standard of competency in the lactation field and is the only official, international credential for those offering breastfeeding and lactation care and services. IBCLC's are ideally skilled to help provide quality breastfeeding care, develop and implement breastfeeding protocols, improve lactation knowledge and skills of other staff and to help facilities become accredited under the UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.

My professional affiliations are with the following organizations: International Lactation Consultant Association, Northwest Childbirth Educators Forum, The Birth Support Network, National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy and Women Entrepreneurs Organization.

I'd like to share some personal information with you as well so you can get to know me better. I am married to my great husband, Gary, and we have two young children. I had many challenges breastfeeding my first child and was unable to continue past two months. This was very disappointing to me. With my second child, I had a great breastfeeding experience and was able to breastfeed for a little over one year. I really think these personal experiences have made me a better lactation consultant as I can really empathize with a mother who is having a very difficult time.

Beyond owning my own company and working at a local hospital, I have many hobbies that I enjoy. I enjoy scrapbooking, photography, going out with my girlfriends, reading, riding my bike and just hanging out with my family. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I am sure my passion and expertise in this field will be of benefit to you.





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