Julie is a mother of three children including two year old twins. She breastfed all three and knows how frustrating, emotional and even lonely it can be but also declares it to be so worth it! She wants to prepare expectant mothers for the amazing experience of breastfeeding to hopefully protect them from some of the challenges and equip them to handle the ones that do arise.
Julie grew up in Florence, Alabama and came to Nashville in 1994 to attend Lipscomb University (Bridges '98) where she met Brian her husband of ten years. Julie started working at an advertising agency her senior year of college and by 28 she was Chief Operating Officer of a financial branding and marketing agency. Julie was beginning her fourth year as COO when her twins were born. She stayed home with her three year old and the twins and after a year at home decided she could use her business and strategic promotion skills to help others have a successful breastfeeding experience.
Julie began her breastfeeding classes Prep for Babes on April 20, 2010 and is writing a breastfeeding preparedness book for expectant mothers. She also received her Certificate in Lactation Counseling in February. Julie is available for appearances, speaking engagements and interviews and these can be requested by clicking on the "Contact" link and submitting the form. Julie is a Pink Lady volunteer at Baptist Hospital and has volunteered her time for organizations including The Nashville Red Cross and many others. Julie just returned from The United States Breastfeeding Committee conference held in DC where she spoke to representatives from the 41 member agencies including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Le Leche League, Human Milk Banking Association of North America and Best for Babes, a national non-profit working with the medical community, celebrities, marketing and corporations to give breastfeeding a makeover and remove the barriers so that women who want to breastfeed can succeed. Julie volunteers with the Best for Babes Foundation.
Click here to read Julie's article "Preparedness Key to Breastfeeding Success" published in Nashville Parent's Fall Baby Guide.