This course is an accumulation of over 27 years of education and guidance I have offered women and families I've had the pleasure of working with. I keep it real, giving you not only the evidence-based suggestions, but also addressing the honest challenges some women face and the truly creative ways they have solved their issues. We'll talk about the "might help, won't hurt" options, for sure. I feel the more stories you hear, and the more you learn ahead of time the better prepared you will be once baby arrives and breastfeeding takes a front seat. And all for the cost of about 10 days of formula, girl! This will be the best investment you'll make! Yes, formula is about $7.50/day (plus, all the bottle washing, ugh).
We cover all the breast anatomy and physiology your middle-school health ed teacher didn't cover, all the way into the first days and weeks and months of breastfeeding (and pumping). And LOTS of great video to show you exactly what I'm talking about! PLUS, we talk specifically about every challenge you might encounter and how to work around and through them. And because you have access to this course forever, you can refer back to it as needed (like if six months down the road you get a plugged duct, you'll know where to go).
If you are looking JUST for pumping and back to work guidance, please take my Work.Pump.Balance. course which lays it ALL out there for you, much more than in the course. Yes, I do address some pumping and bottling, but you'll get much more information in the Work.Pump.Balance. course.
Kelly has been helping mothers and babies breastfeed since 1994--first as a doula and Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), then as a registered nurse and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has worked in all settings: hospital, pediatric and Ob/Gyn offices, home visits and TeleHealth visits. Additionally, she has taught prenatal breastfeeding classes since 2004. "I am humbled to be invited into the lives of new families as they learn how to feed and nurture their babies. It's such a joy to see parents find their way through the early days, working together as a team, gaining confidence and coming up with a way forward that is right for them and their baby."
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for investing in your breastfeeding journey with this course. I hope it will be helpful (for now and with future babies). Please do not hesitate to email me with any concerns that were not addressed in this course, or if you'd like to book a time to meet virtually, in person (in the West Michigan area) or via phone. I'd love to hear from you! Good luck and enjoy that sweet baby :)