Monday, August 20, 2012

Balancing Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Pregnant or new mommies wondering how to balance returning to work with pumping and breastfeeding? 
Register for my workshop this Thursday, Aug 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Tots and Teapots on the Miracle Mile in Stockton. Only $15 and you will leave with your very own personalized pumping plan! Plus, storing, feeding basics and more! 
Bring your spouse, partner or caregiver for only an additional $5. Pre-registration required: email today!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Excited to share - I'm now offering my workshops in Stockton!  See flyer below for July-August schedule.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Balancing Breastfeeding and Returning to Paid Employment

Pictured above: Licia Ronzulli, Italian representative to the European Union Parliament, Sep. 2010

Announcing my new local workshop...Breastfeeding and Pumping for the Working Mom.

Going back to work or school after becoming a mom is a challenging experience and an ever-increasing necessity with our current economic climate.  I went back to work when my son was just 12 weeks old with feelings of both excitement to get back into the "real world" (ha. ha.) and worry about leaving this new love of my life under the care of someone other than me.  Not to mention wondering: "How in the world is this pumping thing going to work?"

With planning, information, and support of your employer, caregiver, and family, you too can balance being a breastfeeding and working mom - reaping the many financial, emotional, and physical benefits for you, your baby, family, employer, and community.  

This workshop is perfect to take while pregnant or before returning to work.  Spouses, partners, and/or caregivers also encouraged to attend!  Click on flyer below for details... 

Some interesting to follow link...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A gift only YOU can give your baby...

My first Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop of the year will cover what expecting parents need to know to get mom and baby off to the best start. 

The workshop is perfect for first-timers or moms wanting better success this time around. My goal is to be sure everyone leaves with their questions answered, strategies for success, and less worry.

Space is limited - must pre-register by calling or emailing me...see flyer below for details!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monthly MythBuster #2: There Are Certain Foods Breastfeeding Moms CAN'T Eat.

Oh, of the many breastfeeding myths out there, this is the one I heard the most over the holidays.  Of course, with all those tempting, delicious treats and special dishes shared at Christmas and holiday parties, no one wants to be told they can't indulge, least of all sleep-deprived new mommies.  So, what's a mom to do when she hears from the grapevine there are certain foods she can't eat if she is breastfeeding?

Here's the deal: There is NO list of foods that all breastfeeding moms must avoid.  Basically, just eat a well-balanced diet, with a variety of foods and all in moderation.  Balance, Variety, and Moderation.  (Not a bad New Years' Resolution for all human beings, breastfeeding or not.)  Don't believe people if they tell you a specific food is guaranteed to make your baby gassy, fussy or spit up more.  Babies are gassy - remember their digestive systems are working for the first time, and as they say..."Spit Happens." 

Occasionally, some babies can be sensitive to some foods or too much of a food that mom is eating and the best way to tell is by watching your baby.  If your baby seems to have a reaction every time you eat a certain food you could try cutting back or avoiding that food for a few days and see if you notice a difference.  And, if you have a family history of food allergies and you think your baby may be allergic, you may want to avoid that food.  Remember, each baby is different and unique, so let's treat them as such, and not automatically place an unnecessary roadblock to mom's enjoyment and breastfeeding success!      

Want to know more?  Here's some good sources:

Monday, December 5, 2011

My first local workshop...

I am thrilled to share that I will be holding my first local workshop as an official IBCLC!  Please help me spread the word to mamas-to-be in the San Joaquin County area. 

On Wednesday, December 14th, I will be holding a Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop in Lodi.  It's an opportunity for expecting women to learn the basics about breastfeeding their newborn, get their questions answered, and meet other mommies-to-be, all in a nurturing environment. My yoga instructor teaches a prenatal yoga class on Wednesday nights, so women can come for one or both!Space is limited, so asking people to register in advance by calling or emailing me...
The flyer below has all the details.  Thanks for helping me empower new mommies!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to Find a Lactation Consultant Near You

Many people ask me, "I have a friend that lives in (another region/state/country), how can she find a lactation consultant near her?" The answer is simple. Thanks to the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) all anyone has to do is go to:, click on "Find A Lactation Consultant" type in your city and ta-da!...a list of Board Certified Lactation Consultants near you!

And you can also search for lactation consultants by name...including...ME!

First person to look me up and post a comment to my blog with the words directly underneath my name will win a prize from my stash of breastfeeding goodies...