Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Jessica is a current ICU nurse and nurse writer with specialized certifications in pediatrics, life flight, and cardiac surgery. She has spent most of her healthcare career caring for medically complex and chronically ill pediatric patients. Her writing focuses on education of patients and families to help them make informed healthcare decisions.


Jessica graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Weber State University, where she focused on hospital quality improvement and expanding access to healthcare for at-risk populations. Her masters thesis focused on health and wellness education for adolescents.


Before starting her career in healthcare, Jessica worked for years as a nanny and a high school sports coach. She spends her spare time trail running with her husband and baking with her daughter.

Jessica Holbrook
Pain and problems in a woman while breastfeeding a baby.


Mastitis vs Thrush: How to Spot the Difference

Knowing the difference between mastitis and thrush will help you choose the best treatment plan. With proper treatment, you should be able to continue breastfeeding.

Asian pretty mother pumping breast milk on the bed in bedroom.


When and How to Stop Pumping Your Breast Milk

When you and your baby are ready to wean from pumping breast milk, it's important to do it slowly. Weaning too fast can cause mastitis and painful engorgement.

Mother breastfeeding baby on a bench in the Park.


Watery Breast Milk? 4 Possible Causes (& Solutions)

Watery breast milk is common and usually not something to worry about. If you produce watery milk, emptying the breast with each feeding will help.

Mother eating a protein snack.


5 Protein-Rich Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding moms need optimal nutrition to keep their milk production up. These protein-rich snacks are a great way to meet your nutrition needs.

Mother is decently breastfeeding her baby sitting on a sofa with a breast pump on it.


How to Combine Breastfeeding and Pumping

Breastfeeding and pumping do not have to be exclusive of one another, as long as you know how to combine breastfeeding and pumping.