A little background about my current work life situation. I am a stay-at-home-mom and work two, 4 hour shifts per week as a Lactation Nurse at a near by hospital. I am current on the latest studies required for Registered Nurses and Lactation Consultants.
I love working with families that 3 years ago I started, Breastfeeding Moms, to provide families in and around my area with lactation support.
I mostly get clients from word of mouth through friends and families. I am hoping to reach more families through this website and social media as well.
Why telephone, virtual, and messaging consults works best for me… is because I can do it from home while caring for both my girls. While it’s a little tricky scheduling in-person consultation, I make up by making myself available all hours of the day and night. I’ve gotten texts, calls, and face-time request from mothers in the middle of the night, during the weekend, and even during the holidays.
I’m proud to say I’ve helped many mothers in tears. For example when it’s Friday night and and the lactation clinics are all close. I’ve helped mom’s whose babies have lost significant weight and it just happens to be a weekend. I’ve helped moms with painful and raw nipples from a shallow latch, mom’s with low milk supply, or moms in severe pain from engorgement. Just to name a few.
Helping families with lactation support is my passion outside my home life.
When you are a mom, you can’t help but lose your identity, sometimes putting your careers and personal dreams on hold, to grow and nurture the little people we brought into this world. For most mothers, they are balancing career, work, and family life. This is my path and what’s right for my family, it’s beautifully messy and wonderfully hard. At this moment, the days are lonely and the nights are long, but the years happen in a blink of an eye. I am eternally grateful for the good, the bad, and the ugliness of motherhood. If I was given a chance to do it all ever again, I would in a heartbeat.
While I was creating a care plan and invoice for a client, this is what it looks for this stay-at-home-mom.