I breastfed for 2 months. However, even at the very beginning, I had to supplement because I didn’t have enough milk and my daughter lost too much weight. I was a first time mom who had no idea what I was doing. I had nipple pain, engorgement, and mastitis (breast infection) within the first month. My milk supply was never enough that I had do both breastmilk and formula. Then 2 months after my baby was born, I had to return back to work, another uncharted territory for me. I didn’t know the importance of pumping while at work to maintain milk supply and soon enough my milk supply ran dry.
I’m a Registered Nurse and started working at Family Childbirth Center as a Post Partum Nurse (Mother-Baby Nurse). I enjoyed helping and educating parents on newborn care, specifically, on how to breastfeed their newborns that I decided to pursue further education and training to become a Lactation Consultant.
Year 2015 – Present
I received my license as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I enjoy helping mothers in hospital settings and out in the communities.
January 2017, my family of three, welcomed a new addition, baby girl.
This time around I am so excited to put into practice what I preached. When it comes to breastfeeding, as a mom, I knew the errors I made from my first born. And as a Lactation Consultant being my profession, I’m equipped to face breastfeeding and all it’s challenges.