Studies have shown that calm, confident support in the early days of breastfeeding can help establish successful, long-term breastfeeding.
Human milk is the perfect food for human babies
HOW MY DIFFICULT BREASTFEEDING EXPERIENCE LED ME TO HELP MOMS
At two weeks postpartum with my third daughter I was experiencing lots of pain that caused me to stop breastfeeding completely. This decision was extremely difficult and caused me to feel guilt and disappointment as I struggled wanting to breastfeed her as I did my previous daughters. In a moment of despair I picked up a book on my side-table looking for an answer. in the first few pages I came across a Breastfeeding Support contact name. The wonderful woman I called recommended I visit the Lactation Center at the hospital where I delivered. The following day I went to the Lactation Center & was gently reassured by a Breastfeeding Consultant, who I referred to as an "angel", that I could alleviate the pain with a better latch & begin breastfeeding again even though I had stopped completely for two weeks! Within a couple more visits with the consultant and lots of work to relactate, I was able to reestablish a full milk supply and nurse my sweet baby for 16 months!
This exact experience was a defining moment in my life as a mother and a woman. I wanted to be able to come alongside other mothers to nurture, educate, empower and support their breastfeeding desires! I received my Certification as a Lactation Educator in 2008 and enjoy leading breastfeeding support groups, providing in-home support and implementing the most up-to-date evidence based research on educating pregnant mothers & families on the benefits of breastfeeding.
"Breastmilk is the perfect food that cannot be duplicated. It actually alters the composition to meet the changing needs of the growing infant. Breastfeeding provides substantial health, nutrition and emotional benefits to mother and child alike."
jody's fees for breastfeeding education & support are typically included in labor doula & postpartum service fees
NON-DOULA CLIENTS: IN HOME VISITS : $30/HR