I’m Jessica Smith. I’m a nurse, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, and Certified Breastfeeding Educator. I’m also a rural momma of four littles living on our regenerative farm in the Palouse region of eastern Washington.
I started Blomma Momma (Blomma in Swedish means bloom or flower) to provide support for the community with a passion for health and wellness especially surrounding Prenatal and Perinatal times in life. I believe motherhood is a vital time in our life that shapes us or in other words causes us to “bloom” in ways we maybe never expected.
My interest in wellness, birth, babies and maternal health started from a young age. During high school and college I taught swim lessons and worked at a longterm care facility as well as a special needs home. Upon graduation I worked as a school nurse, pediatric home-care nurse, and a minor-care/ready-care nurse. But, soon my passion for the healthcare, or rather dis-ease care system began to wane. I was constantly trying to get my patients outdoors to experience the world and nature around them. I wanted to help them live healthy, balanced lifestyles. My passion for getting back to nature and our roots continues throughout my own life and blends into my work. This is why I take a “holistic” approach. Through my pediatric work, I cared for many previous NICU babies with unique challenges, in which I saw a vast difference in the ones who were fed breastmilk. This led me to dive deeper into the lactation world and fueled my love for working with families through difficult times.