meet la terra jackson

NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST,
LACTATION COUNSELOR,
Sleep Consultant,
INFANT MASSAGE TEACHER

“I discovered the part of the world that I can improve on is translating the best available evidence on how infants develop and grow into information that parents can use to become ready and skilled and confident with their new babies."
- La Terra Jackson

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With a 14 year career in both infant care and child development research, my true skill is evidence-based practice - I provide simple and powerful advice at the point of action when parents need guidance the most. My years of research has poured over a large body of peer-reviewed studies—literally thousands of careful studies by well-trained researchers, allowing me to discern and impart this information to you in an easily consumed manner.   

about me

I provide highly personalized infant care for newborns and families in the DC area. I am an ally for parents during their first days and weeks home with their baby. - Overnight, travel, and 24-hour support - For your child’s best development - According to your lifestyle and preferences. 

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what I do

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who I serve

Parents who are stepping into their  role while still thriving in their career. Parents  who run a successful business and wish to continue to do so while enjoying parenthood  as well. Moms and dads who want support in starting off their child’s first few weeks with ease and comfort. Parents who want answers and trust that I have them. I serve all moms and dads  who believe that it is possible to be successful and a good parent  without having to choose one or the other. I serve families. 

I use an integrated, whole child approach, incorporating sleep science, lactation physiology, and newborn development to aid new parents from  first days of parenthood into a lifelong love story of learning and growing together as a family.  

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my philosophy

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i believe...

my philosophy

 in asking questions, but more so, I believe in listening to answers.    

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i believe...

my philosophy

that rest is a core need that must be met as a means to thrive. The kind of rest that restores, unapologetically, so that you rise feeling renewed. This is the rest that quiets worry and fears. A rest that empowers.    

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i believe...

my philosophy

 that equality is the highest form of dignity one can offer another. It is rooted in the core belief that we are all finely woven together through life experiences, creating a tapestry of strength when we choose to uphold each other and honor our uniqueness. 

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i believe...

my philosophy

 that grace allows. Grace allows learning, grace allows space, grace allows for good, and hard things. Grace allows. And growth follows in its place.

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i believe...

the manifesto

in love stories, especially the ones that begin as a parent falls in love with their child. I believe that love is rooted in respect and that respecting an infant means having the skill and expertise to facilitate their best development.    

They said:

"I don't know what we would have done without you. What do other people do who don't have you? We would not know half of the things you've taught us."

- SERENA