About The Baby Sleep Geek

After many years of working in the field of maternal and child health, my world was rocked when I brought home my own sleepless newborn. I 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.

I 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. I believe 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.

“My approach isn’t about training your child to sleep. It’s about building confidence in your ability to meet your child’s sleep needs with empathy, respect, and resolve.” ~Jessica

While I may be a sleep expert, you are the expert in your family.
I’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. 

I understand sleep problems rarely occur in a vacuum.
Sleep concerns are often complicated by breastfeeding problems, separation anxiety, or behavioral challenges.  My background in lactation, health behavior change, and maternal and child health equips me for addressing a wide range of night time parenting concerns

I’ll be your coach, confidant, cheerleader, and celebrator of success.
I 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