I am so excited to announce some BIG changes are happening here at Mummies Nummies!
First, I am excited to introduce Courtney, a certified Lactation Educator and founder of Kangaroots. She is joining our team here at Mummies Nummies!!!! (WAHOO!!)
Second, Mummies Nummies has undergone a facelift! New tabs, a new look, and new information have been added! Take a look around!
Below is Courtney's first post......so please lets all welcome Courtney to our team!!! You can also read more about her here.
My name is Courtney and I'm so excited to be the lactation educator for Mummies Nummies.
Growing up I never knew just what it was I wanted to be (others than "rich mans wife" but I married a school teacher. WONDERFUL man...not rich.) Our first son was born in 2008 and I had loads of trouble feeding him. I had the IBCLC come to my room every day at the hospital, but no amount of grabbing my breast and my baby's head and smashing them together seemed to be helping us. So we ended up starting formula in the hospital.
With the help of the wonderful IBCLC at my pediatricians office, I dutifully pumped and gave my son as much breastmilk as possible for 6 months. I enjoyed my time with the lactation consultant and this was the first time that I thought "hey...that could be the job for me."
When our second son was born I was determined that breastfeeding was going to go right from the start. I was wrong. We ended up using formula in the hospital, and the nipple shield for the first four weeks of his life. I am happy to say that he is now 10 months old, nursing happily and fat...my gosh is he fat. It makes me proud.
So when I began thinking, again, about what I want to be when I grow up (I'm almost 30, might have been good if I had thought of this earlier) I came again to Lactation Consultant. I mean really, how many of us even knew LCs existed before we needed one!?! I trained with a brilliant, compassionate and amazing CAPPA educator and am now a Certified Lactation Educator.
I am the founder of Kangaroots, which is an early parenting educational resource. I teach classes on breastfeeding, babywearing, making your own baby food and some other "crunchy" things. I really do have a passion for new moms and their babies. I think the childbearing year is just the most wonderful time and I am so honored to get to be a part of it with so many women.
I am super excited to be a part of Mummies Nummies and all of your lives. I am looking forward to doing a few guest blogs and helping you ladies troubleshoot some of the little kinks that arise in nursing and parenting...and I'm looking forward to picking your brains too!