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Jessica Carder, RDN, LD, IBCLC


clinical nutrition and lactation


As a dietitian and lactation specialist at Dayton Children’s,  Jessica specializes in nutrition and lactation support for infants and newborns in the NICU. She provides nutrition-related recommendations to the inpatient and NICU medical teams and provides lactation support to mothers providing human milk to their child/children. 

Please schedule your child below for an appointment. If you have multiple infants, please schedule each child individually.  We request the breastfeeding or pumping parent also attend the appointment. 

education and training

  • undergraduate degree: Purdue University - bachelor of science degree in dietetics
  • internship: Purdue University - coordinated program in dietetics
  • certifications:
    • registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)
    • international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC)

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I realize how important nutrition in the first 1,000 days is, and I want to help mothers nourish their babies the best way for them.

I like working with kids because...

they bring a big smile to my face everyday!

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of their reputation as experts in pediatric care in the community.

Dayton Children's is special because...

our staff truly go above and beyond for our patients and families.

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