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Louise Peterson

Louise Peterson

Hello! I am Louise. I am a full-time mother of 3, ¾ time RN/Lactation Consultant here at UWMC and a part-time grad student in Community Health Nursing. I have spent my nursing career working in maternal-child health. Early in my career I worked as a PHN for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic caring for migrant women from Mexico and Central America then moved home to work for Sea-King Public Health working with our very diverse population in south-county. I eventually made my way in to the high tech, high acuity world of the UWMC NICU. My NICU stint was brief (5 years) as acute bedside care is not where my heart lives. I now work as a lactation consultant. I feel privileged and lucky to provide this very low tech, low cost, preventive intervention in a tertiary care center serving women experiencing high risk pregnancies. Families in our population come from all over the world, education levels and socio-economic backgrounds. Like many of you, I have also lived and traveled abroad in the developing world. When I’m not busy with family, work or school, you’ll find me running the streets of West Seattle.