San Francisco Lactation Team
Jenn Suffin, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Jennifer Suffin, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Instructor Jennifer is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, perinatal educator, and mother of two amazing girls, who not only feels lucky to get to do what she loves, but honored when asked to share her knowledge and compassion with new families. Whether she is in private consultation, teaching classes, or facilitating support groups, she takes personal pride in offering her clients a sense of comfort and valuable tools to help empower them all along the path of new parenthood.
Caroline McGrillen, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Caroline is a British trained midwife and heath educator specializing in Maternal Child Health with bachelor of Science in Professional Development of Nursing. Having received her RN license in California, she has worked with moms and babies as a visiting nurse. To enhance her expertise, Caroline obtained certification as a board certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Currently at work as a Lactation Consultant at DayOne San Francisco, she also teaches the prenatal Breastfeeding class and facilitates the transition of new parents by providing education and support in DayOne’s New Parent Groups. Caroline is the proud mother of four children who have brought her great joy as well as insight into the practical elements of raising children. She feels privileged to be able to blend her own personal experiences with her professional to provide support and guidance to new families.
Gillian Croke, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Gillian Croke IBCLC, is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Newborn Care instructor at DayOne. Gillian believes that all moms need to have support and encouragement from the beginning to help ensure that breastfeeding works for them and for their family. She offers warm and calm support, gentle encouragement and a true sense of empowerment, while providing practical evidence-based tools to help mom through any challenges or difficulties she may be experiencing. Gillian also works with families in their homes as a Nighttime Postpartum Doula and consultant. Gillian loves what she does and looks forward to meeting you and helping you and your new bundle of joy.
Bonnie Rosenstein, CLE, Certified Lactation Educator, Service Coordinator
Bonnie is an UCLA-trained Lactation Educator, original member of the DayOne staff, and mother of two teenagers. Bonnie has worked with pregnant and new moms for over 15 years. At DayOne, Bonnie coordinates classes, instructors and educational materials. She enjoys answering breastfeeding questions via telephone and at the Center and providing support to DayOne’s wonderful families.
Palo Alto Lactation Team
Cherie Zappas Tannenbaum, NP, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Cherie has been a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice for over 30 years. She has had an especially keen interest in lactation and breastfeeding since the births of her own children and often found herself the “go to” professional for breastfeeding help wherever she was working at the time. About ten years ago, Cherie sought out further education in order to become more knowledgeable and helpful to current and future breastfeeding families, ultimately becoming certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). As participants in her individual Lactation Consultations, New Parent Groups, prenatal Breastfeeding classes, and other workshops quickly learn, Cherie is an experienced, knowledgeable, warm and empathic professional who dedicates herself to helping DayOne patrons make some of their first important parenting decisions. Cherie is the mother of four wonderful daughters, 2 of whom are twins.
Christie Brown, CLEC, Lactation Educator Counselor, Service Coordinator
Christie is a UCSD-trained Lactation Educator Counselor and has been working in the field of lactation for over 4 years. She came to DayOne after servicing families at the Mothers' Milk Bank in San Jose. Seeing babies thrive from breastmilk and healthy nutrition is the greatest reward any job can provide. As the Service Coordinator, Christie coordinates classes, instructors and educational materials. She also enjoys answering breastfeeding questions and welcoming families to the Palo Alto DayOne Center. Christie graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and currently resides in Palo Alto with her husband.