Kathleen has over 20 years of experience as a Lactation Consultant, and is passionate about helping mothers become successful with breastfeeding.
So a friend asked me recently, why do I enjoy being a Lactation Consultant? I was taken back a bit but as I thought about it, I realized that I love mothers! No, I am not mushy about newborns like many others probably are, but I love the vulnerable new mother. She may cry and be worried. She may feel inadequate and unsure. Her husband or partner may or may not understand the depth of her feelings. But I do……. I feel the love she has for this precious new being and how deeply she wants to be successful at her very first task of motherhood; feeding her baby at her breast. I love the challenge of discovering the issues at hand and I absolutely love the high of assisting her becoming a “pro” at comforting and nourishing her little miracle. We hug afterward and sometimes months or even years later I may encounter her again and I have forgotten her name and problems, she says to me, “You were the one who helped me nurse my baby”. Nothing better in the whole world!
excerpt from Words about me and why I love being a Lactation Consultant by Kathleen Huggins
60-90 minute phone or Skype consultations available
Includes an autographed copy of Kathleen’s bestselling book The Nursing Mother’s Companion!