I've often thought about why I do what I do. After all, I made a very conscious choice to become an IBCLC — it's not the kind of profession you just fall into! What's really, really important to me is supporting mothers and babies kindly and sensitively to help them both feel better.
When I was breastfeeding and looking for help, I was frustrated to find judgment. The message I heard was that there was only one right way to do things. I felt like a failure and a bad mother. No one wants to feel this way, especially as an exhausted and vulnerable new mother. Respect, acceptance 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, using solutions you think are feasible.
I help mothers with such issues as:
I am based in Boulder, CO with an office at the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder. However most of my work is home-based: I provide in home lactation consultations to Boulder and surrounding areas, including:
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At one of the most tender times of your life, you probably want to feel accepted and heard when getting help with a lactation specialist. I offer gentle support through careful and thorough listening about what matters to you. I draw on a whole variety of approaches I've integrated over my sixteen-plus years working in lactation. Your preferences and needs guide the choices we make together.