ABOUT US

~Laurie and Kim~

Our Mission

All new mothers, no-matter where they are, deserve to have easy access
to exceptional breastfeeding help.  All new moms deserve to experience  
the deep satisfaction of nurturing their babies at their breasts. This is 
exactly why we started helping moms virtually via phone calls and via Skype.
Laurie Haessly, MA, RD, IBCLC
Co-Owner and Co-Founder Best Fed Babies and Virtual Breastfeeding Help
Operations Director

Laurie Haessly has a Master's degree (MA) in Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  Laurie is a returned Peace Corps volunteer, has traveled extensively around the world and has much to be proud of.  Laurie is MOST proud, however, of exclusively breastfeeding her 2 boys, Nate (now 28) and Kohl (now 26).  Laurie's mission is to ensure all mothers are able to experience this deep satisfaction and be proud of their successful breastfeeding experience.
Laurie's love of babies drew her to the field of lactation where she has been helping and supporting breastfeeding mothers for over 25 years.  Laurie was certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1996 and has helped 1000's of mothers successfully breastfeed their babies.
Laurie is now retired.  She was employed by the County of Riverside, Department of Public Health's WIC Program for many years as the Lactation Services Director.  Laurie's Public  Health/WIC role is vast.  Laurie sat on both the National WIC Association and California WIC Association Breastfeeding Committees. Laurie developed and oversaw the very popular Breastfeeding Cafes, Moms2Moms Groups and Sistah Connection Groups in Riverside County, California.  Laurie also oversaw the exceptional Grow Our Our IBCLCs Lactation Consultant course. In her position with the County of Riverside, Laurie has received numerous "best practices" awards for the work she has conducted at the national, state and local levels.  Recognitions include the Economic Research Service's "Innovative Breastfeeding Practices" award; the Princeton Mathematica Institute's "Best Breastfeeding Practices" award; and the Loma Linda University Perinatal Services Network's "Most Innovative Breastfeeding Promotion" award.  
Please feel free to Google 'Laurie Haessly' to get a better idea of what she has accomplished!
Kim Leonetti, BA
Co-Owner and Co-Founder Best Fed Babies and Virtual Breastfeeding Help
Business and Marketing Director

Kim was selected to sit on the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Bio-Ethics Committee.  She was chosen as the first, and is the only, Parent Member of this extremely important committee.  Kim is also an International Board Member of the MOVE (Mobility Opportunities via Education) Program which serves severely handicapped children and adults to sit, stand and walk. 
Kim has a great deal of experience in the business and marketing arenas.  Kim was the Public Relations Director of Holy Family Services Adoption Agency and Marketing Coordinator for both the title and escrow industries.  Kim is a volunteer photographer for The Heart Gallery featuring portraits of foster children who dream of having a forever family through adoption.
Kim is also very experienced as a mother.  Kim is the birth mother of Nicholas and the adoptive mother of 2 newborns - now teenagers - Alex (25) and Kate (22). 
Please feel free to Google 'Kim Leonetti' to get a better idea of what she has accomplished!
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Breastfed Babies are Best Fed Babies®!

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