very Young is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant licensed by the state of Georgia, with a passion for brain science and root causes, who resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three children.
She has spent nearly two decades as an educator and as a valiant supporter of all families who seek to feed their babies and help them thrive. She takes a truly holistic approach, viewing feeding as a starting point to help support the overall health and development of a child.
A self-proclaimed nerd, she spent the first half of her career teaching science to anyone who would listen (but mostly middle, high school and college students). Since then, she has been working in collaboration with Oakhurst Pediatrics in Decatur, Georgia, and has found deep personal satisfaction helping families of newborns and infants overcome feeding difficulties and the struggles of early parenthood.
It was her own journey into motherhood and her quest to understand the needs of her own neurodiverse children, that led her into a deeper study of neurology and brain plasticity, and how to use movement to transform the brain to overcome physiological and neurological challenges. She firmly believes no one (neither babies, children, nor adults of any age) is stuck with the brain they have now. It can absolutely grow and change with the right tools and targeted practices. Avery will enthusiastically show you how, starting from birth.
A believer in life-long learning, Avery holds master’s degrees in Biology and Education, and has consistently pursued her own continuing education. When she is not working, Avery enjoys homeschooling her own children, reading, sewing and spending time in nature with her family.