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Our Team

Jacqueline Cropper, APRN, FNP-BC,

IBCLC, PMH-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Cropper earned her Bachelor's in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in  2009. She spent the first 6 years of her nursing career serving as an officer in US Air Force as a labor and delivery nurse. she identified a gap in lactation knowledge among her healthcare colleagues and set out to change that fact. She became one of two Certified Lactation Counselors in her medical group, co-founded the base's breastfeeding support group, and went on to become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Jackie has been a Maternal-Child Registered Nurse since 2009 and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2013. She earned her Master's as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2020 so that she could provide expert care to new families. Additionally, Jackie is certified in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.

 

Jackie has extensive training in infant oral restriction including completion of the ALSC Laser Dentistry, Laser Surgery and Laser Safety courses for Pediatric Laser Frenectomies and she performs infant laser frenectomy for tongue and lip ties in office.

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Rebecca VanGelderen, RN, IBCLC

Rebecca VanGelderen, RN, IBCLC, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse dedicated to serving the families of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since 2019, she has offered her expertise in lactation care through private practice, providing in-person consultations, prenatal breastfeeding classes, and support groups. Her extensive knowledge and compassionate approach have positively impacted hundreds of families in the community.

Rebecca graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2012 and has specialized in Maternal-Child care since 2014. Her journey as an IBCLC began in 2019, following her experience as a NICU nurse. In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rebecca developed her skills in assessing and caring for premature, unwell, and healthy newborns. It was during this time that she recognized a significant gap in lactation support and education for families. Concurrently, she faced her own challenges with breastfeeding her firstborn, which ignited her passion for lactation consulting. Since achieving her IBCLC certification, Rebecca has pursued advanced training to continually enhance her expertise in lactation and breastfeeding support.

Rebecca is thrilled to join The Knapp Clinic, contributing to a team committed to providing evidence-based, compassionate, and professional care to families. She is confident that the families of Kentucky will greatly benefit from the exceptional services offered at The Knapp Clinic and looks forward to the opportunities ahead.

Mission

The Knapp Clinic's mission is to provide compassionate comprehensive lactation and perinatal mental health care to families during their childbearing years.

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Vision

Our Vision is to create a new parental-newborn standard of care encompassing the physical and mental health of young families that results in drastic improvements in maternal and neonatal outcomes in the United States.

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Wow, where do I begin with Jackie Cropper! She is one of the most knowledgeable and caring Nurse Practitioners I have ever met. She loves what she does, loves her patients, and that shows through in every part of her care.

She was in the room for the delivery of our daughter, also helped in recovery, and for months after. She was there for every question and hard moment we had. She brought so much education and love to our challenges with breastfeeding. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, I would not have had the amazing 2 years of breastfeeding success without her knowledge, care, and help in all of those hard moments. She truly is a gift to everyone she comes in contact with.

Alana Wilson

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