Sonrisa Hansen Parker

Sonrisa (she/her) is an IBCLC and postpartum doula focused on daytime support. She loves supporting families in their homes, whether it’s coming in for a 90 minute lactation visit, or 4-8 hour postpartum doula care shift. Soft-spoken, Sonrisa will communicate thoughtfully and tune into your needs. She has a personal mindfulness meditation and yoga practice, which shows up in her care as a grounded, warm, and calming presence.

She provides individualized breastfeeding support and guidance as a lactation consultant. For new parents planning to breastfeed, Sonrisa is a knowledgeable, patient, and non-judgmental supporter as you discover what it is like to feed and nourish your baby. As a mother of three, she breastfed each of her own children well into their second year of life. Sonrisa has also been a La Leche League Leader for many years.

Sonrisa offers a broad scope of postpartum care that can tend to the needs of the newborn, older sibling, new parents, and the household. Ready for whatever may arise, she is happy to help with laundry and dishes, organizing the home around your needs, and providing hands-on care for newborns and parents. Sonrisa believes support is about the practical, the emotional, the physical, and the educational needs of growing families.

Sonrisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies and has also completed a postpartum doula certification through WisdomWay Institute. She has experience working in a daycare setting and has been caring for children of friends and family for as long as she can remember.

Sonrisa enjoys deep one-on-one conversations, family time, and time alone to practice yoga, meditation, organize, create, read, and nap in a cozy blanket. She spent her childhood in Northern Utah and her adulthood in Chicagoland, where she resides with her husband of 20 years, and her three growing children.

My greatest passion in life is to support families as they transition into life with a new baby. It is such a pivotal time in the lives of parents and children, and I want to help them successfully adapt to their new roles.

Testimonials

“Sonrisa is so sweet and reliable, she’s knowledgeable about all ages – she’s definitely the person I trust [with my two children].”

“Sonrisa was patient, kind, and listened to what my baby and I said and needed. She helped us determine what would work best for us and our family in a very respectful and gentle way. She is very knowledgeable and a great help to all your questions and SPENT time with my baby and I so I truly felt seen.”

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Training + Education

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • WisdomWay Institute First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies

Experience

  • La Leche League Leader
  • Child daycare

Information

  • Mother of three
  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
  • Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
  • Covid vaccinated
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