Assistant Director, OBRC
Oklahoma Family Dietitian and Lactation Consultant Petra Colindres is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and licensed dietitian with a passion for infant nutrition and prenatal education. She received her Master’s in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) with a focus in early childhood nutrition, finishing a dietetic internship through OU Medical Center as well as clinical lactation training through OUHSC. Over the last four years, Petra has seen infant and pediatric patients in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient, and has worked to increase community outreach through one-on-one consults and hosting a variety of prenatal, breastfeeding, and early childhood nutrition classes for Oklahoma families. Petra values the importance of the first thousand days of an infant’s life (from conception to 2 years) to be the standard for future successful health outcomes. She enjoys working with mothers, fathers, and babies by providing lactation assistance and pediatric nutrition support.
Petra is currently the Assistant Director for the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) in the Department of OB/GYN at OUHSC. In her role, she supports several OBRC initiatives:
serves as the lactation consultant provider for the newly reopened Breastfeeding Clinic at OU Physicians.
helps manage the free 24/7 Oklahoma Breastfeeding hotline funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health
provides project support for the Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma project funded by OSDH
Petra’s hobbies are running and working out, teaching cooking classes around the state, playing with her first child Bodie and planning travel adventures with her husband Walter.