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Kristen Mannion, IBCLC and Postpartum Doula

Kristen is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Postpartum Doula, and mother to a spunky little boy.  She was born and raised in Oregon and is proud to now call Portland home.  She has a genuine love for her community and a strong desire to support the families in it.

After becoming a mother herself, Kristen realized the great importance of postpartum support. As she witnessed other mothers experience the same overwhelmed feeling that she did, she was moved to do something about it. The adventures that led her to postpartum work have shaped her nurturing and empathetic approach to the families with whom she works.  

Kristen also works as a Postpartum Doula and Lactation Consultant at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center in Salem, Ore. Her passion is breastfeeding support. Kristen graduated from Drexel University’s Human Lactation Program, and has experience working with breastfeeding dyads in hospitals, NICUs, pediatric clinics, and within WIC.

In her free time, Kristen loves to hike, kayak, watch classic films, and be silly with her son.