Cheryl A. White, ARNP

Neonatology

On staff since April 2013

"Of course babies are my passion. I believe every baby is a miracle and deserves the best start to life. My joy is watching an infant develop and grow. Though it is not ideal, it is a unique privilege to see this happen outside of the womb. My goal is to help families during this often frightening journey...to find the beauty in their tiny miracle and help them grow together as a family."

  • I have been practicing Neonatology and NICU care since 1990 and have had the privilege of working with several of our local healthcare systems.  I took an interest in tongue-tie and its effect on breast feeding after a few of my close friends and family members struggled with it and found relief after having their babies treated.  I was fortunate (and blessed!) to have been trained by Dr. Isabella Knox, a highly respected Neonatologist, whose specialty is tongue-tie and breast feeding success.  Through her, and through shadowing other local, highly respected providers, we were able to create a clinic where moms and babies can be evaluated and treated without having to travel out of the South Puget Sound area.  We model our evaluation and care around excellent lactation support as a first and foremost treatment plan, and then we consider other options for treatment based on each patient's individual circumstances.  

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattle's Top Nurse Seattle Met Magazine 2013

Overview

Board Certification(s)

NP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle
Washington State University, Pullman

Clinical Interests

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) and breast feeding success.  I currently am partnered with CHI Franciscan Lactaton Clinic in Tacoma performing consultations and in-office tongue-tie release (sub-lingual frenotomy) procedure. 

Visit CHI Franciscan Lactation Clinic or call the clinic at 253-382-8580 for more information.