Meet Christina E. Kellogg-Gratchner, RN, CPNP, IBCLC

Best Beginnings Team Member

Penguin Team Member

Christina E. Kellogg-Gratchner, RN, CPNP, IBCLC

Education and Training:

  • Walla Walla University, BS
  • University of Washington, MSN


  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant


  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery RN at Emanuel, Doernbecher and Seattle Children’s Hospitals, including the neonatal transport team.
  • Pediatric Clinical Instructor for Walla Walla University/Portland campus at Emanuel Children’s Hospital.
  • Joined HPC as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) in 1998
  • Lactation Consultant for the Best Beginnings team at HPC after attaining IBCLC in 2011.

Personal Information:

After 10 years as a nurse in a busy urban Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, I found myself drawn to the more holistic realm of primary care. Now as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I find joy and satisfaction in partnering with families across the spectrum of infancy, childhood and adolescence. I am an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation consultant and have a deep interest in attachment parenting. I also enjoy Italian cooking, travel, yoga, and the ballet. I am married with one daughter.

Christina is usually at our Orenco location on Mondays.

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