Hey! Hey! Welcome to Ready. Set. Breastfeed.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding or want to learn about breastfeeding, this is the place for you!
I have worked as a hospital-based lactation consultant (IBCLC) for 10 years. Prior to that I was a community breastfeeding support person/ group leader (LLL), and I am a mother of five humans (all breastfed). I’ve had big babies, NICU babies, tongue-tied babies, c-sections, you name it! I have lots of experience and I’m here to share it with you.
There are tons of breastfeeding blogs on the internet, some with good info, some with not so good info. I started this blog because I want to provide all of the info that I think is missing, but critical to a mother’s success.
Prior to working in lactation, I was a crunchy, know-it-all, stay-at-home mom. I was hardcore set on breastfeeding and was sure everyone at the hospital was going to sneak and feed my baby formula without me knowing. All of my hospital stays were stressful because nearly all of my babies needed some sort of intervention and I was totally unprepared for this. My fourth kid was so critical that he had to be transferred to two different hospitals before he was stable. It was that experience that inspired me to pursue a career in lactation. My goal has always been to provide the information to the mothers that I was missing to help them feel more prepared and satisfied with their breastfeeding experiences.
Now that I work “on the inside”, I know that no one wants to feed your baby without your permission. We are all working together for the best outcomes for mothers and babies. However, sometimes situations arise where intervention is needed. Throughout this blog you will find information about all the things to expect and the tools to navigate them. I will share lots of possible scenarios you may encounter when your baby is born and give you the information you need to feel prepared.
I was once called a “Lactitioner” by one of my patients so that’s what I’m sticking with. I’ll be your guide through all things breastfeeding related. Come on in!
If you’re looking for specific information that you don’t see here, feel free to reach out to me!
Information is provided for educational purposes only. This is NOT a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or your health care provider. All material on this website is provided for educational purposes only, although every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, consult with your health care provider.