As a practicing pediatrician
and mother of three, you would think that I would not need to
seek the help of a lactation consultant. Sadly, today, being
a pediatrician doesn’t mean that you know everything about breastfeeding. Ana has been a wonderful resource during this experience. Not only did she provide answers to the immense amount of questions but she also provided support and motivation when I needed it. She has definitely made a big difference. I would recommend Loving Start Lactation Services
to new moms as well as
experienced breastfeeding moms,
since every baby is different.
I will forever be thankful!!!
Nicole, Gabriel’s mom
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My son Tristan was 3 weeks old
and dealing with jaundice when
I decided to get help from
Loving Start Lactation Services.
My baby's pediatrician suggested I supplement with formula when Tristan wasn't gaining weight like she wanted him to. I really wanted to exclusively breastfeed and I knew that my milk would decrease once I started supplementing with formula. I got Loving Start Lactation Services’ information from the hospital where I gave birth and Ana was helpful from the minute I called her. I went to her office and she weighed the baby before and after feedings so that I knew exactly how much he was taking at each feeding. It helped to alleviate my fears and now he's 9 months old and we're still going strong. Tristan is a happy, healthy, and growing child.
Anne, Tristan's mom
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I met Ana when my son was around 5 weeks old. I emailed
her on the weekend because
I was so desperate for help
and wanted to be sure I came across her desk first thing in the morning. To my pleasant surprise, she wrote me back quickly! And, honestly, that was just the beginning of Ana’s wonderful attention and care. While I already knew that my son struggled with reflux, she was able to identify the additional problems that were also contributing to his discomfort (oversupply, forceful letdown).
After observing me nurse my son, Ana showed me a new position to try and offered some tips on how to help with the forceful letdown. I went home and was able to nurse my son without him screaming for the first time in weeks! I finally felt hope that we’d be able to make it through! Ana also followed up with me to make sure that things were going okay. But her amazing help didn’t end there. When my son was around 5-6 months, I felt that I was experiencing a drop
in my milk supply after a few changes in my body and my son’s first cold; Ana chatted with me
at length to be sure that she understood exactly what was going on. She helped me choose the right path to help increase my milk supply. When I went in for a follow-up consultation to talk to Ana about the milk supply issue for an appointment without my son, I was blown away by her sincere and genuine care for my whole person. She knew I was stressed and sleep deprived and she took time to encourage me as a mother--another testament
to how intuitive Ana is and how much she cares about both
mom and baby.
It was a long journey, but I can honestly say I would not have had the experience of nursing my son for 16 months, despite his reflux, dairy, soy and veggie sensitivities and my over and undersupply, without the blessing of Loving Start Lactation Service’s help!
Bekkah, Soren’s mom
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Loving Start Lactation Services
helped me establish a successful nursing relationship with my daughter, Lily, by getting us off the nipple shield in just one visit, whenshe was only days old! She is now seven months and still breastfeeding!
I am now back at work, and I really appreciate all the back to work info shared with me.
Thank you so much!
Jenny, Lily’s mom