Testimonial from a First Time Mom seeking Breastfeeding Support
Being a first time Mom, I honestly don't know what I would have done without Susan's fantastic support and knowledge. It began on a Thursday when I had to take my sweet 4 day old son to the ER for dehydration because, although I thought he was feeding well, my milk had not actually come in yet. They sent us home that night and I didn't sleep a wink. We felt so alone and scared. I made frantic phone calls Friday and Susan was the only one who called me back that day and offered to come out the next day.
Susan's calm, caring , confident demeanor allowed my husband and I to relax for the 2 hours she was with us.
It was perfect to have her come to our home to observe how I was feeding and the environment. Susan gave us valuable suggestions about the room, the pillows, and chairs. You answered every one of our questions (specifically my crazy husband's questions!) about feeding , crying , latching, pumping, wet diapers and poop. (Little did we know these things would be the topic of most conversations for the next several weeks.). Her email write up of our visit was key, since half of what we discussed I wouldn't have remembered due to my sleep deprivation. Also, knowing that I can still email Susan questions as they arise and she responds in a timely manner has been a blessing!!
In addition, the lactation group Susan leads at Stork Ready on Wednesdays has been so helpful. To be able to be in a safe place where many women are having the same issues whether it be with feeding , pumping, family support, or just emotional thoughts. I am going to miss going! Even if I didn't have a question for the week , just feeling welcome to join and sit with other Moms gave me a reason to get out of the house!
The cost of that Saturday morning visit was priceless. The cost of your continued expert advice is invaluable.
Susan's groups have allowed me to feel more confident being a first time mom and I can not thank her enough!!
Leann and Mike Melvin