Jonelle graduated with her Bachelors in Nursing from Michigan State University in 2005. She started her nursing career as a pediatric nurse. It was after the birth of her first child, that she really fell in love with breastfeeding and started to move her career in that direction. She first became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2008 and then became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. She has experience with the inpatient setting, outpatient lactation appointments, NICU consults, Breastfeeding Mother’s support groups, and prenatal breastfeeding classes.
Jonelle is passionate about meeting mothers where they are at to help them reach their breastfeeding goals. She believes that learning to breastfeed takes the 3 P’s: Patience, Persistence and Practice. She has breastfed 3 children. When she is not helping moms and babies, she is busy with her family and loves going to the beach any chance she gets.