I would like to inform you that I am officially retired from doing this work
It has been my pleasure and privelege to be part of this special time in your lives. Thank you for that!
It's time for me to move on to the next chapter in my journey.
I can reccommend two lovely IBCLCs who are basically in the same area that I am and take the same insurance.
they are :
Melissa Morales Donahue
you could also try:
PRO LC Pennsylvania Resource Organization
I wish you the best
My website will just sit here until it expires so please take advantage of the resources here (click "more"above)
If humans are hardwired to breastfeed (we are) and it's been done since the beginning of time, (it has) why am I having so many problems?
While breastfeeding has always been natural, that does not mean that it comes naturally, or easily to many moms. When you give birth, often your midwife, or your nurses, will help you get started with breastfeeding. Once you are home, friends, family, and support groups, can usually offer help and suggestions that will resolve many difficulties. I highly recommend seeking out that support! But for some of you, it may not be enough.
Because of your circumstances, you may prefer to have a professional give you personalized attention and assistance. Private practice IBCLCs fill this role. Many moms find that what they need is one-on-one help when they have questions or breastfeeding seems difficult, in spite of all the help or advice they are getting. Maybe you are getting conflicting advice and it's just confusing! My personal motto is There are lots of right ways to do things! But you need help figuring out what is right for you! That is why I strongly suggest you see a Lactation Consult!