Personal/Professional Growth

Hello Mamas,

Just wanted to share some updates affecting Breastfeeding Mom’s.

As of September 9th, 2019, I took a position at a local hospital, working 3- 8 hour shifts per week, as a Lactation Consultant.

While at work, I won’t have access to my cell phone to answer calls/texts/emails but will definitely check during my lunch break and before and after work.

Please leave me a text, email, or voice message and I will reach out to you as soon as I can.

(After being a Stay-at-home-mom for 8 years, I’m so excited to be back in the workforce. To be around other adults and having adult conversations. My 2.5 year old toddler is still breastfeeding 🤱🏻 and hoping 🤞🏼this would help with weaning her off the breasts. But to be honest, she just nurses more during the night, very similar to newborn night feedings ☺️🤦🏻‍♀️)

Behind the scene.

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.

2019… I can’t believe it’s March, already!

7C860BE2-B16F-4662-9C0E-8D60E782D6DB.jpegIt’s midnight and working on this website. Made some changes that’s hopefully more user friendly, provides my clients, and future clients with the information you need. I’m definitely not a web developer 😅

Professional 👩🏻‍⚕️  Update: I’m still working at the hospital for Lactation Rounding 2x/week. I’m still doing my Private Practice as a Lactation Consultant by word of mouth and referrals. I’ll be attending a breastfeeding conference in a few days. Looking forward to hearing about the latest breastfeeding and lactation clinical studies.

Home-Life Update: Still happily married for 12 years and counting. My first born is 10 and in 4th grade, my youngest is 2 and a handful. (My personal goal was to breastfeed for 2 years… I reached my goal. But my Little One has not shown any sign of wanting to wean anytime soon 🤦🏻‍♀️ What’s a mom to do… 🤷🏻‍♀️)

My husband and I refer to our two girls, Sweet and Sour. Guess which is Sweet and which is Sour 😀 We love them both all the same and enjoy witnessing their polar opposite personalities.