A natural-born nurturer, I've spent 7 years supporting families as an obstetrical nurse and lactation consultant during the vulnerable moments of childbirth and first days postpartum.

It was obvious lactation education varied greatly amongst hospital staff (comprehensive, evidence-based breastfeeding education is NOT covered in nursing/medical school) so I started the process of becoming an IBCLC early on in my professional career.

After a few years of continuing education and 1,000+ clinical hours, I was able to sit and successfully pass the IBCLC exam.

This motivated me to learn, educate, and empower women in all things maternal/infant health: family planning, pregnancy, labor, childbirth, postpartum, and parenting.

But, it was my own postpartum journey that changed my life, on a personal and professional level.

After a beautiful pregnancy, fast labor, and uneventful birth of our baby, my instincts were ignored with the birth of my placenta. It took three days to receive the surgery I begged for just hours after becoming a mom.

While suffering in silence from undiagnosed PTSD for my baby's first 18 months...18 months I could have been thriving, and not just surviving as a new momma... it became clear, my education, research, and credentials simply weren't enough . . . a mother's instincts can be life-saving, and should never be ignored.

So, my journey as an intuitively-led postpartum doula began... and The Midwest Momma Collective was born.

As your expert in infant feeding, I inform you of your feeding choices, guide you in times of uncertainty, all while honoring the amazing instincts we are given as new mommas.

I'm honored to join this amazing community of holistic providers at hOMe holistic and look forward to serving you in room # 2. (in-home and virtual consults also available)

Amanda Janzen, RN-BSN, IBCLC


Amanda Janzen, RN-BSN, IBCLC


  • birth education
  • lactation education
  • birth support
  • lactation support
  • postpartum support