Meet Jessica Begley, MPH

Founder, Principal Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Certified Lactation Counselor

I’ve been that tired mom…
When I had my first child, I didn’t realize how important a healthy foundation for sleep was. Like so many families, we struggled with early morning wake ups, frequent night wakings, and sleep terrors. I read numerous sleep books by the most popular, well-regarded sleep experts. The varying opinions were overwhelming. I was sleep deprived and just couldn’t make sense of it all. What I really wanted was someone to hold my hand and guide me through the process. I realized that there was nowhere in Maine to turn for this type of personalized attention.

I created The Baby Sleep Geek to change this…
Since then I have become trained as a child sleep consultant through the Family Sleep Institute. This evidence-based training has given me the knowledge to help your entire family get better rested. I also have a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in maternal and child health and am a certified lactation counselor. I have spent the past 13 years teaching childbirth education, infant care, and breastfeeding. Simply stated, helping new families thrive is my passion.

Training and Certifications

  • Masters in Public Health in Health Behavior/Health Education with a concentration in maternal & child health
  • Certified Sleep Consultant
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • “The Incidence, Pathophysiology and Treatment GERD During Infancy” – with Dr. Warren Shapiro
  • Infant Mental Health Promotion by the International Mental Health Institute (in progress)
  • Sleep and Facial Growth in the Young Child, With Dr. Barry Raphael, an Integrative Orthodontist
  • PEAK Parenting by Sarah MacLaughlin

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