After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP Certified as an Preterm Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis.  She completed her Pediatric Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, CA and is currently an attending neonatologist in the NICU at the same hospital as well as Medical Director of Neonatal Servies and Pediatric Department Chair at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta in Murrieta, CA. Dr. Phillips is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. 

Raylene is the President of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH).  Her primary areas of interest, research, and publications are mother-infant bonding & attachment, breastfeeding education & support, and Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care of hospitalized infants.