About The Baby Sleep Geek

After many years of working in the field of maternal and child health, Founder Jessica Begley’s world was rocked when she brought home her own sleepless newborn. She soon discovered that even the most competent, confident person can feel insecure and alone when faced with the challenges of being a sleep-deprived new parent.

Jessica founded The Baby Sleep Geek in 2014 as a forum to build parents’ confidence in their ability to parent at night with empathy, respect, and resolve. She believes that children have the innate ability to sleep and that it is parents’ responsibility to support and guide them as they work through the struggle that comes with learning new skills and expectations.

After practicing for 3 years independently, Jessica is pleased to build The Baby Sleep Geek’s capacity to meet the needs of families in Maine and beyond by welcoming Amelia Poppe to The Baby Sleep Geek team. Together Jessica and Amelia, two moms who geek over sleep, are proud to be part of a growing village of maternal and child health professionals dedicated to helping families thrive.

“Our approach isn’t about training your baby to sleep. It’s about building confidence in your ability to parent with empathy and respect, no matter what the night throws at you.” ~Jessica

While we may be the sleep experts, you are the expert in your family. We’ll provide the evidence-informed recommendations and partner with you to align them with your baby’s needs, parenting style, and family goals. The result is a customized approach for healthy sleep that is unique to your family. 

We understand sleep problems rarely occur in a vacuum.
Sleep concerns are often complicated by breastfeeding problems, separation anxiety, or behavioral challenges.  Jessica’s background in lactation and child health, coupled with Amelia’s in early childhood education, equip them for addressing a wide range of night time parenting concerns
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We’ll be your coach, confidant, cheerleader, and celebrator of success.
We supply the tools, make them easy to understand and use,
and then provide the support to turn knowledge into results. This compassionate accountability and guidance is something you can’t get from a book, website, or well-meaning advice-givers. 

Jessica Begley, MPH

Founder, Principal Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor

Amelia Poppe, MS

Certified Child Sleep Consultant

Photo by Erin D Jacobs Photography