Back in the day when I was breastfeeding and was looking for help, I found judgment. I felt like I was a failure and a bad mother. However, as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), respect and empathy for every mama I work with is a given. I can honestly say that I have never met a mother who wasn't working hard at doing the absolute best she could. I want to support you. My goal is to build your confidence and work with your own goals so that you are successful, whatever success means for you.
I help mothers with such issues as:
Painful nipples and/or breasts
Too much or too little milk
Baby’s low weight gain
Avoiding nipple confusion
Returning to work
Breastfeeding with flat nipples
Difficulty nursing an older sibling
Breastfeeding after breast surgery
Unusual looking nipples and/or breasts
Babies born early
Transition to solid foods
Helping toddlers eat healthier foods
I understand and can help. What a relief!
At one of the most tender times of your life, you probably want lactation help and also want to feel accepted and heard. I offer gentle support through careful listening about what matters to you. I draw on a variety of approaches, ranging from the tried-and-true to more integrative strategies and nutrition. Your preferences and needs guide the choices we make together.