Meet Our Team

World-Class Breastfeeding Experts

Jacqueline Kincer, IBCLC®, CSOM

CEO & Clinical Manager

As a leader in breastfeeding & lactation support, Jacqueline serves clients locally and all over the world. She's an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology (which is a fancy name for specialist in oral function).

Jacqueline helps mothers competently & confidently breastfeed. She works with clients to remove the compensations they've been using to make things work, and instead achieve functional breastfeeding outcomes. This means she gets to the root cause in order to fix the true problem. 

Jacqueline views breastfeeding as a vital sign. How a baby breastfeeds has everything to do with their development later on in life. Whether it's their airway, emotional regulation, neurodevelopment, digestion, and so much more. To her, having difficulty breastfeeding isn't just a breastfeeding problem--it's a health problem.

Her own journey of struggling to breastfeed both of her children is ultimately what led her to this path of holistically support other families to achieve their breastfeeding & lactation goals.

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Brandi Flores, LVN, BA, IBCLC®

Lactation Consultant

Brandi is a Pediatric Nurse, a Postpartum Doula, as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. 

Brandi is a proud member of the International Lactation Consultant Association as well as the Bay Area Lactation Consultants.

She's the mother of four children and had to overcome her own personal challenges in breastfeeding. 

When Brandi was on her own breastfeeding journey, she realized she did not have the support she truly needed regarding lactation. 

From this experience, Brandi decided to become an IBCLC.

Brandi believes there are so many families who need support, and a safe place to go to for help, without feeling judged in their feeding journey. With this in mind, she assists in all aspects of lactation support.

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Cait Ahern, BS, IBCLC®

Lactation Consultant

Cait is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Birth Educator with her degree in Child and Adolescent Development. She helps families with the whole spectrum of infant feeding difficulties—from newborn latch to teething toddlers. Importantly, her training and education have led her to develop a specialty in working with families diagnosed with tongue ties. 

Her passion for infant feeding support blossomed from her own breastfeeding struggles as a first time mom. With a team of help, she was able to overcome the initial roadblocks and nurse her son for two years, and then her daughter a few years later! From these experiences, she knew she had to become part of the support system that uplifts and empowers parents. Now through advocating, education, and personalized support, she helps families reach their feeding goals. 

Cait is a mom of two spectacular and spunky kids, enjoys reading in every spare moment, and loves spending time outdoors in her beautiful home state of Idaho. 

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Gina Nigro, IBCLC®

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Lactation Consultant

Gina has been assisting breastfeeding mothers in-person for over 25 years, and now through telehealth all over the world. She understands that while many pregnant mothers expect to breastfeed, almost none receive preparation for the possible difficulties and the rollercoaster of emotions when things are not working.

Like many new mothers, when Gina had her first baby, she was overwhelmed by conflicting information: at the hospital, at the pediatrician, and from well-meaning friends and family.

Gina’s realization that she would have missed out on the experience of pain-free breastfeeding had it not been for the support she received, led her to want to “pay it forward” and help others. She first trained as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor in Houston, Texas, then as a birth doula in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and finally sat for the exam to become an IBCLC in Seville, Spain. She continues to lead monthly breastfeeding support meetings online and in-person.

Gina believes that all mothers deserve quality emotional and educational support so they can have an amazing experience breastfeeding their babies. It shouldn’t be just a matter of good luck. She's dedicated to giving mothers effective guidance and caring support with real results. Her greatest satisfaction is the joy of seeing that look on both mothers’ and babies’ faces that says: Just what I always wanted!

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Nahal A. Papehn MS, SLP-CCC, CBS

Speech-Language Pathologist & Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Bilingual (Farsi/English)

Nahal is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, with training and experience in pediatric speech and language development, early intervention, early feeding, and parent education. During her teaching and supervision experience at California State University, Northridge in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences she entered the world of prenatal, postnatal and early language development and fell in love with the role that SLP’s have in breastfeeding, identifying tongue ties, and helping families with early drinking and feeding.

Nahal works closely with infants, toddlers, and their families in their natural environments using holistic, intuitive, and inclusive approaches that foster the whole child. She uses evidence-based strategies in conjunction with functional and meaningful activities that are based around play, nature, and nurture. She encourages caregivers to be present and gentle with their communication attempts whether it’s at the breast, during bottle feeds, or at tummy time play. Nahal supports the caregiver in observing their child’s oral-motor development and aiding them in ways to strengthen range of motion and improve muscle tone. She advocates for a responsive feeding approach when families are ready to start solids with their child. This approach prioritizes the feeding relationship, encourages motivation, curiosity, and self-feeding skills, and is in tune with the internal cues that initially motivated them to nurse.

Nahal’s favorite part of mothering was breastfeeding her two boys. Together with her husband they are raising two energetic boys who play sports, love travel, building, and getting messy together.

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Nicole Lattanzio, RDN, CNSC, CSP, IBCLC®

Registered Dietician & Lactation Consultant

Nicole is an IBCLC and pediatric Registered Dietitian. She runs the Instagram account @infant.nutritionist, a resource for families to receive evidence-based information and judgment-free guidance on starting solids while protecting breastfeeding.

Nicole’s professional experience includes working as a pediatric dietitian supporting infants with complex medical conditions, prematurity, and specialized medical diets over the past 7 years. She stepped into the lactation field with the goal to utilize her skills in nutrition and infant growth with supporting maternal breastfeeding goals, developing innovative plans to successfully achieve them when needed as well.

Nicole’s areas of expertise in lactation include navigating infant food allergies & intolerances, infants 6+ months of age, and weaning.

Outside of work, Nicole is a wife and mom to 3 littles (11 year old stepson, 4 year old daughter, and nearly-2 year old daughter). She is a breastfeeding mom herself and breastfed her oldest daughter for 22 months and is continuing to breastfeed her youngest. She enjoys powerlifting, baking, and online shopping in her spare time – and of course watching Frozen and playing Barbies because #GirlMom.

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