1) I can’t thank Beth enough for what she has done for my family. Meeting her when I had my first baby had a profound effect on the type of parent I became and continue to be. She has a professional, yet calm and nurturing manner that made me feel immediately at ease at a time when I was feeling overwhelmed and confused in the world of becoming a new mother. She helped me to trust my instincts and respond to the needs of my baby, and I treasure the caring and supportive relationship we developed with her. After the birth of my second baby, she provided invaluable assistance when I had breastfeeding problems with my newborn son. Although I was already an experienced breastfeeding mother, I encountered unexpected problems which she was able to immediately diagnose and rectify, and things became easier almost overnight. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in breastfeeding matters, and her gentle approach made an immeasurable difference to my breastfeeding relationship with my children. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Any family who has the benefit of Beth’s professional, warm and reassuring approach in their home will be forever grateful. M.M.
2) Beth is an extremely capable and reassuring doula. Her profound and extensive knowledge of the mother baby relationship means she can quickly and accurately identify what issues may exist (between a mother and baby) and make suggestions and give advice that make big differences. I am very grateful to have met her when I had my very little new baby as she was able to find out what was causing me pain and helped and supported me to get the problem solved. C.F.
8) I met Beth over one year ago. There hasn’t been one question that she left unanswered. She goes out of her way to provide support for tired and often puzzled breastfeeding moms. M.L.
9) I gave birth to my baby on the November 22, 2011 but by the 27th, I was ready to quit nursing. It was a rainy, cold Saturday and I was in tears. I texted a few people and asked if they knew of a lactation consultant who worked on Saturdays. A friend gave me the name of Beth and I called her. Within 45 minutes, she was at my door with her equipment and an air of calm that was magical. She entered my house and was both professional and caring at the same time. She spent over 2 hours answering questions, giving advice and reassuring me and my husband that we were doing the right thing by continuing to breastfeed. She helped me correct my latch, gave us tips for sleeping and overall information about nursing and caring for my baby. In addition, she came back a few days later to re-weigh my daughter and check up on us. She also sent encouraging emails and lots of extra information from the internet. A few weeks later, Beth came back to our house to help us prepare for going back to work. She helped me learn how to pump and how my husband should feed with a bottle. She gave us a ton of helpful information and thoroughly explained everything about pumping, feeding and going back to work. In fact, she gave me a lovely book so I could continue studying and preparing for the inevitable day. Beth has been an invaluable help to me and my family. I don’t think I would be nursing today if she hadn’t swooped down to help us! J.C.
10) Beth was my postpartum doula for a few weeks and I can honestly say I don’t know what I would have done without her. After I had my daughter, I quickly realized I would not be able to handle everything myself like I had previously thought. The concept of hiring a doula was very new to me but my husband suggested we try it out. After interviewing Beth, we both felt very comfortable with her. She had the knowledge, experience, sensitivity, and softness we were looking for. Each day she came, she answered the dozens of questions I had about the baby and about nursing. She gave me the support I needed to get through a very rough time. Beth made sure I ate by making me lunch and helping to clean up around the house and also helping with the laundry. Ah and the very much needed time to take a shower without worrying about the baby and helping me get of the house by going on walks with me and the baby. I am not the type of person who easily asks for help and I feel that Beth understood me. She did everything that I needed and more without me having to ask while being very respectful of my privacy.
I can keep going on and on about what she did but the point is that the support Beth gave, both for what I asked for and for what she said and did without me having to ask, was invaluable. I will recommend her to everyone I know having a baby and of course hoping I can have her come help me again with my next baby. N.A.
14) I struggled with successful long-term breastfeeding with my first son, born in February 2011. I hired Beth as a postpartum doula for the birth of my second son, born December 2012. Her long list of credentials in breastfeeding is exactly what I was looking for! From the first conversation with Beth regarding breastfeeding I felt at ease. Before my son was born she came to my home and we established a breastfeeding plan. One of the things I will always remember, Beth said “breastfeeding is a lot like down hill skiing, you need real-time practice to make it work”.
Beth was fantastic and surpassed all my expectations. She was compassionate and understood every emotion I felt. Her knowledge in breastfeeding was supreme. In the first week she showed me how to latch correctly and still be comfortable while nursing. She was able to see my son had a lip and tongue tie, so severe it needed medical assistance. I was nervous to send a newborn baby in for a tie and tongue cut, but Beth suggested a wonderful dentist who specialized in this procedure. She sent me a video to watch, articles to read, natural forms of pain reliever to use, and called before and after the procedure. Nursing got easier too! In later weeks she helped me with returning to work and pumping questions. There are not enough words in the dictionary to express how AWESOME she is. I have recommended her to several of my pregnant friends and she is a MUST for anyone with breastfeeding goals. I have no doubt my second son will nurse long-term and I know it was because of Beth. I am forever grateful to Beth for helping me obtain a sleepy, relaxed and happy experience with my breastfed baby. Kelly Z. My Story
15) Beth is amazing. I can honestly say that she is the reason I continued to breastfeed my son. While I had breastfed my daughter with no issues or problems, I was extremely frazzled and upset that with my son, it was such a struggle and always a fight. After weeks of this, I decided I was done crying over the struggle to nurse my son during every session. And while I felt extremely sad to stop nursing, I just couldn’t do it anymore. It was just too emotional and physically painful. I googled “lactation consultant” and emailed and called Beth as a last resort.
Beth not only came over to meet with me, but she was there in less than 12 hours. I was due to go out of town the following day and she came over the very next morning to meet with me before I left. She explained a bit about herself and her approach and then observed me and my son as I nursed him. She then provided her assessment and some best practices by physically showing me what I could be doing differently in terms of approach, techniques and practice; explaining that different babies sometimes have different needs and requirements when it comes to nursing.
I am forever grateful to Beth! She came to the rescue in extremely short notice by providing valuable insight when I needed it most. Kat. Z.
The night I came home from the hospital Beth was there for us. She met us at our house and immediately started caring for me. I was terribly engorged and experiencing a very intense let down sensation and extreme uncontrolled shivers. Beth taught me how to massage my breasts to avoid complications and she helped my husband and I understand what was normal and what was not. She recommended that I go to the emergency room as my condition was far from normal. Beth was 100% vested in my well being so I could be 100% vested in our son’s well being. We could not have asked for more.
I was very slow to do things after I gave birth as my recovery was long and hard. I don’t think I even understood how hard it was or how slow my recovery had been until I met other moms many months later. Beth never pushed me to do more than I could handle. She helped me understand the resources that were available to me but allowed me to go at my own pace. She was there with me no matter how fast or slow I was going.
As the weeks went by, Beth was there for all of us. She brought books to help educate us and chocolate and other pick me ups for the hard times. She answered our questions, did our dishes, stopped at the grocery store, and a hundred other things. Sometimes she was just present and that made all the difference for me. She introduced me to different support groups and moms groups both in person and online. She was there when I needed her and that was something that was invaluable to me. She would allow me to have a break when I needed it and she taught me a million little things about how to care for our son in the most compassionate and baby friendly way. Beth lent me a baby carrier and got me a wreath at Christmas time when I could not go out and get it myself. She brought me a journal because she knew there was so much to our story.
I would be a different mom without Beth. I am grateful that my motherhood journey started with Beth at my side. She is a tremendous person with a huge heart and she is singularly focused on making mom and baby healthy and well and helping dad to know how to take care of his wife and baby. She is also focused on helping dad be comfortable in his role as caregiver and is very encouraging and kind. She is compassionate, extremely well educated, and deeply experienced.
Beth also knows her limits and she tells you. When she is pressed to talk to you about a subject that is not her central focus she is honest about it and that is as invaluable as all of her other skills. Beth is not interested in how your house looks or any other surface detail. She is not on a mission to have you parent in one way or another. She is truly focused on your health and well being and your family’s health and well being, however you choose to be a family or a parent. She meets you where you are and jumps right in next to you.
I have a profound respect for Beth and the work she does and I would recommend her services to anyone who is interested in being nurtured and loved through their first few months of their journey. D.K.
She is punctual for appointments and responds to texts if you have a question! I would highly recommend Beth. I really needed her expertise to get through these first few weeks. J.L.
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18) Beth is EXTREMELY great at what she does, very knowledgeable and she really cares. I used her help with my first child and now need help again with second child and she is wonderful!! I would recommend her with all my heart and the service she provides is worth every penny! You will not understand that until she starts helping you! With both kids I tried getting help from ob/gyn office lactation consultant, as well as lactation nurses at the hospital while i stayed and then coming back for visits and none helped me like Beth did! Please do yourself a favor and go straight to Beth it will avoid frustration for you and baby as well as your time and getting contradicting information given by hospital/doctor/pediatrician and nurses. ~M.S.
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19) April 2022. So very thankful for this beautiful soul, Beth. I knew from G’s first latch that something was not right. After a few days of trying to problem solve on my own I reached out to her for some help. She immediately caught his severe lip and tongue tie. Thanks to her I was able to get him in for a revision before he was a week old.
Breastfeeding has not been easy peasy like I envisioned with G being my fourth. With Beth’s support, it’s been much much easier. She’s calmed me when my irrational brain starts to kick in. She’s given me the confidence and tools to continue to breastfeed.
New mamas AND seasoned mamas please make sure you have lactation support set up before baby arrives. Have their contact info on your fridge or better yet reach out before baby arrives. To my surprise our insurance has covered my visits with Beth! Something as a birth worker I didn’t even know was available.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support Beth. G and I are so thankful for you ❤️ E.B.