Education

Lactation Counselor Certification

Women Infant and Children (WIC)
Dietician Training Women Infant and Children (WIC)

Undergraduate School

Texas Womens University
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition
Denton, TX

Biography

Sarai is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant with Forest Lane Pediatrics of Plano, Dallas and Mesquite, Texas. Sarai received her Bachelor’s degree of Science with a major in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. After college, she worked for over five years for the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) nutrition supplemental program where she shared her knowledge of nutrition and breastfeeding to help families reach their individualized goals. During her time at WIC, she completed the Texas WIC Dietetic Internship and became a Registered Dietitian. She also completed her 1000 hours of supervised lactation specific practice in the small town of Perryton, in the Texas panhandle. In a place with limited access to lactation support, she developed a passion for caring and supporting new mothers during the stressful and exhausting few first few months of parenthood.

Sarai’s goal is to create a culture for her patients that encourages healthy lifestyle habits by learning to enjoy a variety of foods and incorporate regular exercise for the whole family. She truly believes the world would be a better place if all families established regular family meals and just focused on enjoying each other’s company.

Sarai is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and was the Legislative Coordinator for the Texas North Region during the 2016-2017 year. She is also a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association and the United States Lactation Consultant Association.

Sarai enjoys walking outdoors, yoga and eating all foods. She seriously LOVES all foods! She lives in Frisco with her husband, Zane, her two stepbabies, Savannah and Sterling, and their two senior furbabies.

Parent Testimonials

“I wanted to reach out and let you know what a wonderful experience I have had with your lactation consultant, Sarai. When my son was born, I was a first time mother. I experienced several issues with him latching and staying latched while also frustrated with slow milk production. So I reached out to a lactation consultant, who came recommended to me. Although she was somewhat helpful, I was still upset and decided to seek out a second opinion. This is where Sarai entered our lives with her expertise. In the first few moments of our appointment, Sarai identified a possible problem. She said he could have tongue tie and suggested I see another medical professional. She advised me this is quite common for some babies and the issue could be corrected. She also explained that there were two treatments and led me to understand the difference. She also advised that the decision would be mine regarding which correction was chosen. Once we visited the pediatric dentist, whom we loved, and the procedure was completed, I experienced an almost immediate change in my baby. He started latching a lot better, had a better enjoyment of our nursing time together, began to put on weight and even drinks from bottles with much more control of his sucking reflex. Over the past few weeks, Sarai helped me prepare to return to work. She has encouraged us by being our “cheerleader” and her advice was spot on! She has always followed up with emails and is genuinely interested in how we are doing. Sarai is a huge asset to your office. I will be telling every new mom-to-be that I know about your staff and how Sarai has especially helped us not give up on our breast feeding journey. Our family counts Sarai as a trusted representative to aid new or experienced moms to meet their goals with their babies. Thank you to her and your skilled staff for all your help!”
– Shannon