When I decided I wanted to have children, I knew that trying to exclusively breastfeed them was something that was very important to me. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I attended the breastfeeding class offered by our hospital, read several books, watched multiple YouTube videos, and surfed the internet. I felt ready to tackle the challenge of breastfeeding.
However, once my daughter was born, we really struggled. Frustrated and scared that my dreams of having an amazing breastfeeding relationship with my daughter were going out the window, I decided to seek out more individual support and contacted Barbara.
Immediately, Barbara provided me with a wealth of information and we made plans for her to personally visit me and my daughter at our house a few days later. Her kind and understanding disposition made me feel optimistic and excited. Once Barbara came over and worked with us, we were off and our amazing breastfeeding journey began! Barbara not only helped me learn to feed my daughter, but she taught my husband how to support us; she helped him feel included. The skills she taught us were easily used once she left.
I have learned that as my baby grows, our breastfeeding adventure charges into new territories. Barbara has been an amazing support. When I have questions, she is quick to respond to texts or emails. Two months in, we had a setback when my daughter went on a nursing strike. I panicked and texted Barbara who came over that day to get us back on track.
I am beyond grateful to Barbara for the knowledge and, most importantly, the emotional support she has given me. She is a supportive and sweet person who listens to all my concerns and always puts me at ease. She reassures me that I can do it (plus my daughter LOVES her). Thanks to her, I know my daughter and I are well equipped to have the breastfeeding relationship I have always dreamed of.
– Kirby Gor