Being a postpartum doula and advocate for the forth trimester, certifying as a lactation counsellor felt like a natural step in my serving of families all over the world. Just like the role of the doula during the birth, the presence of a CLC can make the difference between an overwhelming, stressful experience and one where we manage to listen within and act from that connection, creating in turn meaningful experiences and longterm benefits for ourselves and our families.
I want all my clients to feel that I listen to and observe their unique situation, wishes and needs. Every family is different so the support they need will also wary. We show up not just with our physical bodies, but with much that our bodies has gone through and this makes the work of the doula and breastfeeding counsellor both extra important and delicate. The postpartum period is a time of rebirth also for the birthing person – a time of coming together after opening wide-wide and processing a life altering experience and shift.
Breastfeeding, a magical, incredible super power, is a process in itself – a learning process between parent and child. The support of the breastfeeding counsellor needs to be gentle enough to shape around this newborn relationship, yet present enough to recognise where improvements are necessary before issues like a non-ideal latch lead to problems like pain in the parent, slow gain in the baby or a low milk supply further along. Gentleness, trust, patience and awareness are our guides on this journey. At times the input of experience and knowledge guides us back to ourselves and this is my job as a breastfeeding counsellor. I want to support you finding your way with your baby.
Breastfeeding support is available in English, Italian, Swedish and German Palermo-wide and by video or phone call. I offer counselling on short notice whenever I can. Get in touch for my support.
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