I am an international board-certified lactation consultant offering personalized, evidence-based lactation services.
Reasons to see a lactation consultant, are/but not limited to:
My love for lactation began long before having children. I have always been very passionate about breastfeeding and human milk, knowing it is the optimal nutrition for babies, along with so many other benefits. My twin girls were born 7 weeks early, and had to go to the NICU immediately. Sadly I did not get that first hour of skin2skin, and latching babies at the breast right away as I had anticipated. However; we eventually got to exclusive breastfeeding after lots of practice, and going home from the hospital. Although breastfeeding is natural it is like any other learned skill; learning to walk, talk, ride a bike. It is a learning process for both mom and baby together. Most of us assume baby will pop out and get to work. Sadly it is not always that simple (and most often it is not). As the saying goes.....It takes a village! I am a honored to be a part of the village. :-)
Emily is passionate and dedicated. She really cares about you and respects your parenting preferences. You can feel safe with her and how she will assist you and your baby.