I know that the first few weeks can be overwhelming for any family and I work to give my clients confidence as they navigate that time.
My interest in lactation support started with my first baby who was a challenge to feed from the moment she arrived. An emergency call from my birth doula introduced me to a wonderful circle of women who guided me through those challenging first weeks. I now have four children including a set of twins.
Since we live in the city a large part of those early years was consumed with the logistics of getting four kids out the door, up stairs, on the bus and metro, etc. Once I had confidence getting my kids around the DC area I figured why not travel a bit farther afield and I have now driven cross-country alone with four children followed by a summer in Inner Mongolia, a backpacking trip across Europe and most recently a month in Morocco. My friends now know that if they ever casually say, “We’d love for you to come visit some day,” they can expect me to write back with a flight confirmation.
With a professional background in quantitative research I wanted to see evidence before making decisions for my own children. I became trained as a Certified Lactation Counselor so I could provide evidence-based support for new families as they choose the best feeding plan for their child. I have extensive experience working in peer-based support groups, with children with medical challenges, and twins. I know that the first few weeks can be overwhelming for any family and I work to give my clients confidence as they navigate that time.