I have had struggles and challenges with each of my four kids. With my first, I went in clueless and had no support. With my second child, I was determined to breastfeed exclusively and didn't seek help when I needed it. And with my third and fourth children, I did better but ran into some things with extended nursing.
I enjoy working with families to achieve their feeding goals and watching them succeed.
Prenatal, hospital, home, WIC, virtual
I'm married with four children and four pets (one pup and three kitties).
I love spending time with my family. We like playing games, watching movies, heading to parks, grilling, traveling, and being outside (especially near water or on a beach).
I'm also an RN, PHN, and CPST (child passenger safety technician)
I took the decision after having little to no knowledge on breastfeeding with my firstborn and not getting the support I didn't even know I needed. I used to think that breastfeeding was so "natural," and easy. Wow! Did I have some learning to do!
After going through my own struggles breastfeeding and not having the knowledge and support, I knew I didn't want that for other families. I don't want others to feel how I did, clueless, lost, and unsupported.
If you don't ask for help, you will not get any help. It's tough learning a new skill, especially when you're exhausted. Be patient. One feed at a time. Asking for help is ok.