Katy Leestma is a Registered Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner currently practicing in St. Louis, Missouri (and everywhere, virtually!). She has experience in pediatric in-patient care, primary care, and several pediatric sub-specialties; including in the management of acutely ill children affected by rare, metabolic diseases. Her greatest professional interests are in optimizing whole-family health by providing education and evidence-based solutions to the challenges experienced by new parents and their children. She met her husband while serving as a combat engineer in the United States Marine Corps. Together, they have one fluffy dog and a crazy toddler–a formerly terribly sleeper who now regularly clocks 11 hours a night!