I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son and always thought it would come naturally. Little did I know! I needed all the breastfeeding support and education I could get. My little one did not latch deeply and I suffered from cracked and bleeding nipples. I thought it was normal, until a lactation counselor and lactation consultant helped me with positioning. After a few adjustments we went on with breastfeeding for 2 years. I can not express how thankful I was to have those around me to support me and provide me with breastfeeding education.
The best part, is when I am able to help a family build their confidence with feeding their little one. When we can identify areas of concerns, make a plan, and seeing the families light up when they realize "I got this!"
Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Visits, Special Care Nurseries, In-home Consultations, Virtual Consultations, Support groups, and Educational classes
My family includes my fiancé Zachary, my son Logan, and our two cats Loki & Mittens. We are hoping for a new addition in the following year! (:
I enjoy crafting, baking, planting, playing board games, and spending quality time with my family
Gut-Brain Lactation , Older Baby: Resolving Unsolved Breastfeeding Challenges , Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad
April 2017, when my nephew was born and my sister asked me to help her with breastfeeding
I became very passionate about motherhood during my pregnancy. I was amazed about how our body can create and nurture a little human. I was also very surprised on how hard it can be to be a new mom. There is a lot of little details that no one really talks about, yet the little details are so important! I absorbed every little detail I could, and wanted to keep learning more. When my friends and family were expecting, I would always reach out to them and support them any way I could. It wasn't till I found out that breastfeeding looks different for all of us, that each of us have different concerns, and some solutions may work for one mom but not another; that I finally realized what my true passion was... Helping families meet their infant feeding goals.
I would love for all families to find out what resources their community offers for breastfeeding. It is important that every family has a support team for their breastfeeding journey. This may include their family, their friends, the community, their co workers, health care providers, lactation specialists, and others.