JENNIE BEVER BABENDURE, PhD, ibclc
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 Assistant Research Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She is active in her professional organizations as Treasurer of the Central Arizona Lactation Consultant Association, and a member of the Marketing Committee of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
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.