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About Kayla
Partnering with you on your journey

Kayla Thorngate RDN, IBCLC, PMHC

I am proud to provide nutrition and lactation consultations both in-person in the Denver Foothills and Southwest Denver Metro area of Colorado and virtually across the United States. I also lead Baby-Led Feeding and other nutrition and lactation workshops online.

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Experience & Qualifications

Recent Trainings & Affiliations

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  • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care, Postpartum Support International

  • Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy, Postpartum Support International

  • Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Masterclass for the IBCLC, Intuitive Parenting Network, LLC

  • Remote IBCLC, Intuitive Parenting Network, LLC

  • Pumping and Feeding Gear Workshop for IBCLCs, Babies in Common

  • The Art of Therapeutic Breast Massage, Maya Bolman

  • Women's Health Nutrition Academy, continuing education as it pertains to women's health, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum

  • Professional conferences hosted by the Northern Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition:

    • Exploring the Nuances of Lactation Support: Breastfeeding Management When Things Don't Go as Planned, 2022

    • Breastfeeding: Navigating the Late Preterm and Early Newborn Stages, 2019

    • A Balanced Approach to Breastfeeding: Caring for the Body and Mind of Breastfeeding Families and Professionals, 2018

    • New Perspectives on Trauma, Maternal Mental Health, and Breastfeeding, 2017

    • Secrets of Baby Behavior, 2016

  • Postpartum Support International, 2023-Present

  • FullWell Ambassador Community, 2021-Present

  • Starting Solids Network by Healthly Institute, 2017-Present

  • Northern Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, 2014-2020

Publications

  • Sand KD. Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among college-aged females regarding nutrition before and during pregnancy. Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado. 2014; 3(3).

Nourished Mothers

I help women optimize their diet to support their physical and mental health and feel their best during pregnancy, postpartum, and while breastfeeding, so that they may feel well, confident, and empowered to raise a healthy family.

 

I believe that good health begins with how we are cared for in the womb, and good nutrition from the very beginning helps set a new life in the right direction.

 

Whether you are already in the midst of your pregnancy or are in the first few years after giving birth, I would love to connect with you to hear about your goals and the ways I can support your nutrition and health!

Looking for answers

Many of my clients approach me out of frustration from the lack of support and nutrition guidance they’ve received from their care team. They are also looking for answers they have not found through conventional approaches.

Inspired by my own experiences, I desire to dive deeper into why women are experiencing certain health issues and treat them as a whole person. Through my specializations in integrative and functional medicine, I am able to guide my patients towards a better understanding of how these factors may be influencing their overall health:

  • hormones

  • gut health

  • diet

  • stress

  • toxin exposure

  • other lifestyle factors

As mothers, we give so much of ourselves to our children because we want the absolute best for them.

When challenges arise during pregnancy or postpartum, it can leave us feeling

Isolated

Overwhelmed

Inadequate

Run-down

Nutritionally depleted

Truthfully, we could all benefit from having additional support to properly nourish ourselves and our children in today’s world.

 

We are not meant to do this alone!

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