From the moment you conceive, your breasts start preparing to feed your baby.
It's time to think about breastfeeding.
How do you feel about it?
What do you know about breastfeeding?
How does your partner or husband feel about it?
Were you breastfed? How supportive is your mom?
What are your concerns about breastfeeding?
Are your friends breastfeeding?
Are you the first in your group to have a baby?
Fill out the contact form for tiny breastfeeding lessons delivered every week of your pregnancy. Put your due date in the subject line. Ask questions in the message.
Your baby is growing and with the help of your doctor or midwife, you are learning all about your baby.
As you plan your birth, it's also a good time to plan for breastfeeding. While you may be overwhelmed by the magnitude of giving birth, you really need to stretch and include one teeny-tiny hour immediately after birth. "The Golden Hour" is the time when most babies are ready and eager to breastfeed. And that Golden Hour expels your placenta, contracts your uterus, and reduces your risk of hemorrhage.
Schedule our meeting in your second trimester.
Learning how to nurse has been reduced to last minute "getting the latch right," "watching the clock," and "having a good milk supply."
When actually, breastfeeding is an intimate relationship between you and your baby. Nursing is intuitive and natural, and there is a lot to know.
It's helpful to have a guide, and the second trimester is the perfect time to meet. We will talk about all the ways you can feed your baby, and why. With this information, you can think about feeding your baby and start preparing.
During your Second Trimester, attend the Prenatal Workshop: Feeding Your Baby
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Learn about breastfeeding one bit at a time. While you may be overwhelmed
If you would like my expertise and caring in your experience, I am here to guide you.
We will figure this out together and you will feel empowered and confident nourishing your baby.
Breastfeeding, chestfeeding, human milk feeding, exclusive breast milk feeding, bottle feeding, exclusively pumping, and combo feeding -- ALL feeding options are available to you. You will be confident your baby is eating enough.
Please let me know your pronouns, goals, and dreams. I respect who you are and how you live your life. For more than 20 years, I’ve been providing guidance, support and resources for parents just like you.
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It's Officially "The Last Minute."
Seven Essentials Before Beginning Breastfeeding are things you need to do while you are still pregnant. Because there won't be time after you give birth.
If you want some time and space to learn breastfeeding, there are duties you need to assign to others,
Who's feeding and walking the dog?
Who's holding the baby so you can sleep?
Who will prepare your meals?
What drugstores, grocery stores and restaurants deliver?
How will your clothes be laundered and put away?
What supplies should you stock up on?
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Thank you so much, Donna!
I wanted to reach out and thank you for all of your help with my breastfeeding journey. Little Miss is almost a year old now, which is unbelievable, and she’s a nursing pro.
I finally feel very comfortable where we are with breastfeeding and my supply came back, after that awful doctor gave me those meds that affected my supply. My partner and I were just talking about all of the hurdles that we’ve overcome with breastfeeding, and honestly, that really helped me, too.
If it weren’t for you, I can honestly say that I probably would’ve quit several months ago. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!”
Donna was an incredible resource for me at a time when I felt vulnerable and discouraged.
My son hadn't gained his birth weight back by his three week check up so our pediatrician nonchalantly told me to supplement with formula. I was determined to solely breastfeed so I reached out to Donna. I immediately felt comfortable in the safe & nonjudgmental space she had created. My consultation with her was both reassuring, therapeutic and very practical.
I am forever grateful to Donna for connecting with me during this time of growth and transformation. I would highly recommend her as a lactation consultant to mothers who are in need of some extra TLC and a vote of confidence.
This week's newsletter was pitch perfect.
Somehow you know just what to say at just the right time. We've been discussing how and when we want to start to transition our daughter to her own room.
I feel like I've read every book and listened to every advice out there, but yours rings truest and we've been taking it day by day (or night by night). It's nice to have your thoughts reinforced, with "Hey, you've got the idea"!
Thanks so much!