Yukari is certified as a Lactation Counselor through Childbirth International. She decided to pursue a career in lactation after having trouble with tongue and lip ties for both of her children. The lactation consultants who were vital to her successful breastfeeding journeys inspired her to help other parents find joy in feeding their babies.
Yukari believes in providing evidence-based care to achieve every parents’ feeding goals, whether it be body/breastfeeding, hybrid, or bottle feeding (with or without formula!). She has extensive training and experience in Tethered Oral Tissue (tongue, lip and buccal ties) and has a special interest in airway health. She is currently training to sit for the international board exam to become an IBCLC in early 2024.
Born in Japan and raised in Boston, MA, Yukari has lived in NYC for 15 years. She lives in Prospect Heights with her husband, Tim, and her 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter.