Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby that you are likely holding in your arms at this very moment! I am so encouraged by your decision to breastfeed. The first few weeks of motherhood and breastfeeding can be really challenging, but by 6 weeks, you both find your rhythm and it becomes so much easier, easier than you expected. After birth, I feel a woman transforms into something new...a person who has new views on the world, who experiences love in a new way, and who has challenges so very different from any other time in her life.
I am here to help.
I have 15 years of experience as a breastfeeding counselor helping mothers with everything from getting a good latch, to figuring out how to use their pumps effectively. I’ve also got some great tips if your nipples are cracked or sore, how to transition back to work, and how to relax into your nursing sessions. In addition to that, I am here to answer your questions. Is this normal? Should I be doing this?
I also provide a list of breastfeeding and mothering resources and help you develop a nursing plan to get you on the right track for your breastfeeding goals. If I see something beyond my scope, I refer you to some dear colleagues that will help you on your way.
I made the decision early on, based on the needs of mothers like you, to begin at-home services. The idea of having to leave your home with a newborn is daunting. Stay put. We will set up a time that works for both of us and get together. If you live within the greater Grand Rapids area, there is no travel fee. Beyond that, I charge a reasonable mileage expenses.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please click HERE.