I have had struggles and challenges with each of my 4 kids. With my first, I went in clueless and had no support. My second, I was determined to exclusively breastfeed and didn't seek help when it was needed. With my 3rd and 4th, I did better but ran into some things with extended nursing.
Working with families to achieve their feeding goals and watching them succeed.
Prenatal, hospital, home, WIC, virtual
I'm married with 4 children and 4 pets (one pup and 3 kitties)
I love spending time with family. We like to play games, watch movies, head to parks, grill, travel, and be outside (especially near water or on a beach)!
I'm also an RN, PHN, and CPST (child passenger safety technician)
After having little knowledge on breastfeeding my firstborn and not getting the support I didn't even know I needed. I thought breastfeeding was so "natural" which meant easy in my mind, 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.