Lauren Belden

A mother, innovator, and lover of language with a passion for using humor to speak the truth.


Lauren Hirshfield Belden is the author of The Places You’ll Feed!, a clever, honest and hilarious book about breastfeeding. By day, Lauren helps brands create innovative new products, and works with her husband Nate to run Belden Barns, a Sonoma-based winery that they launched in 2014. When she’s not knee-deep in grapes or freelance projects, you’ll find Lauren entertaining (and be highly entertained by) the two Belden munchkins, Olivia and Milo.


San Francisco, CA



Fun Facts

  • One thing I wish I knew before having kids:

    How hard it might be to breastfeed them

  • Something I hide from my kids:

    The remote control. It’s too much fun to play with, and too hard to find after they do.

  • My parenting motto:

    Trust your gut.

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