I have been honored to be asked to write for various blogs. Take a look, I hope you find my perspective useful!
I really want to be able to aid as many mothers as possible so if you would like me to give a talk or write for your blog contact me!!
I am a big believer in less is more! So when Liz suggested I talk about tools for successful breastfeeding I immediately said, “ Easy, none!” I wanted to show that, in fact, you don’t need any!! Also, as a promoter and advocate for breastfeeding I don’t want “things” to be a stumbling block for anyone wanting to breastfeed. The most important thing that a mom needs to breastfeed is a willingness to do so.
However, I suppose that is not all there is to it. While breastfeeding is natural, it does not always come naturally. So here are my must haves for breastfeeding success; they may not be tools, but they will be a great resource to a new breastfeeding mom. ….
It is a Saturday night and I just got a call from a mom who needs my help, I know I need to get to her as soon as possible. As a birth doula, I am no stranger to calls at all hours of the day or night but this is not a call for birth support, this is a mom asking for my services as a lactation counselor. I respond in just the same way to these calls as I would to a mom in labor. I know if a mom is reaching out to me, she must be desperate. My professional and personal experience has shown me that we moms put up with a lot during the postpartum period, and if a mom actually gets to the point of reaching out for help, she is really at the end of her rope. …