I am a pediatrician, breastfeeding medicine physician, and international board certified lactation consultant. I am also a mother who struggled to breastfeed her own children and struggled to find timely help for my difficulties.
As a pediatrician, I always assumed I was well prepared to breastfeed my own children. But I was shocked to learn just how little training I had in lactation when my first child was born and our lactastrophe began. I had wonderful lactation consultant support, but things rapidly worsened and became very complicated. Since then, I have spent almost a decade becoming the breastfeeding medicine specialist I desperately needed but could not find for myself.
I have now spent many years helping parents in their own breastfeeding journeys. In that time I have seen a pattern: if you don’t know how to prevent common breastfeeding challenges and fix the easily managed ones at home, then breastfeeding problems often get worse and more complicated. This leads many parents to stop breastfeeding before they want to.
So I often find myself repeating the same advice, again and again. And parents frequently look stunned. Many researched and even took some kind of class to prepare for breastfeeding. They often ask the same question: “Why didn’t anyone tell me this before?” I am surprised at how few are told the information they really need to know before baby arrives.
I am on a mission to help you avoid breastfeeding challenges before they happen, instead of reacting to them only after they occur. This is what makes my course stand out. I look forward to helping you relax and confidently breastfeed your little one.