Breastfeeding definitely needs to be learned, it doesn’t come easy to most women. It took me two sleepless, painful weeks and visits to two lactation specialists to get the hang of it. The first one was useless, the second a godsend. I credit Corky Harvey (MS, RN, IBCLC) for my breastfeeding success and the fact that I am still doing it almost three years later! Corky is the owner of the Pump Station & Nurtury in Hollywood, CA, and her business partner Wendy Haldeman was just on “The Doctors” talking about breastfeeding support groups. What a coincidence, since I just talked to “The Doctors” Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. James Sears.
Which advocate or expert helped you most with learning how to breastfeed? I don’t mean Aunt Mae down the street who breastfed all her five children and helped you out. I would like to compile a list of women who actively promote breastfeeding and help new moms, like lactation specialists, doulas, midwifes, La Leche League leaders, pediatricians, etc.
My goal is to list as many names and resources as possible for moms who need help with breastfeeding. So please leave me a comment and include your expert’s name, website or phone number, and where she lives (town and state) — with her permission. Let’s help each other to promote breastfeeding and make it an enjoyable experience for new moms so they may nurse their babies as long as possible :)
If a particular book really helped you out, please also let me know which one.
Are you a breastfeeding advocate and would like to be listed? Leave me a comment with your name, phone number or website, and your town and state so moms can find you.