Megan Oggero, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC

Megan is a board-certified lactation consultant and family nurse practitioner and is the manager of the Lactation Foundation.

woman with brown hair“I became motivated to help parents with breastfeeding after I had my first set of twins in 2005.  They were born 5 weeks early at about 4.5 pounds each.  They needed to stay in the NICU for 2.5 weeks to learn to eat well enough to grow.  Unfortunately, they were required to be able to take all of their feedings by bottle for a 24 hour period in order to come home, so there wasn’t much focus on actual breastfeeding and the few times that I tried, it was very painful and frustrating.

I pumped as often as needed to develop a full milk supply.  It took me until they were 8 weeks old to get them to breastfeed.  Thankfully, things rapidly improved, but I did feel very alone in my journey in the beginning.  I did not receive much assistance in the hospital, was not pointed toward any community resources, and basically had to figure it out on my own.  If I were slightly less stubborn, I would have given up.

I want to help others avoid the struggles that I experienced and help them feel supported in their journeys.  I am so proud and thankful that we are able to provide lactation services to Houston-area families.”

Megan has 5 children, including two sets of twins.  She enjoys spending time with her family and their golden retrievers.  She is a PhD candidate at UTHealth with interests in the role of genetic variants on the development of oral structures in the embryonic period and demographic factors associated with breastfeeding education preferences. She anticipates completing her PhD in 2024.

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