I’ve been helping moms breastfeed since 2009. I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Lactation Educator Counselor, and retired La Leche League leader.
I love helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals, whatever that looks like for them. I will provide you with evidenced-based info about breastfeeding, give you practical tips for success—and most of all, really listen to you and help you figure out what you need and what works for you as a breastfeeding mom.
I’m currently offering virtual consultations (phone or video) via Google Hangouts.
Virtual lactation consultations work best for less complex or immediate issues. If you have a baby who isn’t gaining weight or if you are experiencing nipple pain or latching issues, it’s best to seek in-person help. You can find a local lactation consultant at ILCA.ORG. Here are some of the issues I can help you with in a virtual consultation:
- Fussy-at-the-breast babies
- Colic/digestive concerns
- Nursing strikes
- Milk supply decrease after weeks or months of a full milk supply
- Plugged ducts and mastitis
- Starting solids
- Biting/teething babies
- Baby suddenly refusing the breast after weeks or months of happy nursing
- Toddler nursing questions
- Returning to work
- Pumping questions
- Weaning questions
You may also schedule a consultation prenatally, to prepare for breastfeeding.
Consultations typically last about 1 hour and will be done via Google Hangouts. I offer phone or video consultations; we can decide which makes the most sense for your situation. Consultations include email follow-up.
“Wendy’s calm, supportive, and patient approach helped me relax during my most difficult moments of struggling with breastfeeding. She gained an immediate grasp of my unique situation and catered her knowledge and expertise to guide me to a place of confidence, skill, and ease with feeding my son. Wendy was always available and attentive when I needed support and provided useful suggestions for techniques and comfort measures.” ~ Yael, mother to Ori
“Wendy’s professional advice, coupled with her own personal experience, gave me lots of confidence in uncharted territory. She was extremely helpful as I first learned to nurse my son, and later diversify his diet, and then as any small emergencies arose over the many months. She was very supportive and encouraging, which is so reassuring when your baby is not taking to nursing right away, like mine.” ~ Jackie, mother to Dante
“Wendy put me at ease. She listened carefully as I told her what I was suffering with (improper latch, bruised nipples, mastitis, shaken confidence), and clearly explained the steps I needed to take to resolve my nursing challenges. Wendy treated me with respect, patience, and understanding. This kindness, combined with her expert advice, gave me the tools I needed to heal my body, restore my confidence, and carry on. My baby, my husband, and I are so grateful for her help!” ~ Laura, mother to Graydon and Charlotte
“Despite a great deal of preparation, my little one and I had a difficult start to breastfeeding and Wendy saved us! I was painfully engorged and couldn’t get my frantically hungry baby to latch properly. Upon observing us, Wendy was able to provide guidance and assist in physical positioning that had my little one guzzling milk in moments. Her continued support and excellent advice following that day kept us on track–thanks to her generous, patient feedback, my baby and I continue to enjoy a beautiful nursing relationship. Wendy was incredibly gentle, able, informative, and loving–we will always be grateful to her! ” ~ Heather, mother to Quinton