MSN, RN, IBCLC
My daughter and I did not get the best start with breastfeeding. I experienced just about every challenge out there (engorgement, needing to supplement with formula, sore/cracked nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis!).
At four months, she and I finally got the hang of it and I actually enjoyed breastfeeding. I was so thankful that I got to the other side of that mountain where breastfeeding became something I looked forward to. But man, I totally understood why women stop breastfeeding! My mom did not breastfeed me (see my Instagram post about why) and it has become my mission since having my daughter to not let breastfeeding wisdom fall by the wayside.
Since 1994, I have helped mothers as a doula, a certified lactation educator, a registered nurse and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In 2004, baby beloved was born and I've since been incredibly inspired by the women I’ve had the privilege to work with (over 14,000 and counting!). I feel so blessed; I really do have the best job in the world!
I hope we can meet some day. Please don't sit home alone in pain or confusion or anxiety. Breastfeeding is a group (and social) sport. Women surrounded by other women during this time is a GOOD thing!
-Kelly Wysocki-Emery, MSN, RN, IBCLC