so happy you're here <3
i’m erica and here you’ll learn a little bit more about me and my philosophy when it comes to helping families in the prenatal and postpartum space!
i’m a mother of two and navigated the ups and downs of infant feeding myself. after finding my own definition of success (confidence and inner peace), i knew that i wanted to give other parents the same feelings that i experienced. i knew that i wanted to help families feel secure and confident while striving to reach their lactation goals.
lo and behold, the milk manual was created! my philosophy when it comes to lactation is to always meet families where they are! no coercion, no intimidation, just education and motivation and taking it from there. i love what i do and i love sharing my gift with y’all.
WHAT BEING A LACTATION CONSULTANT MEANS TO ME
never in my wildest dreams did i imagine that i would become a lactation consultant but here i am! i’m so thankful that this is my profession and that i get to help you navigate your feeding journey. also if you’re here because you also want to be a lactation consultant, i’m happy to be here to motivate you 🙂
i think a lot of people have pre-conceived notions about lactations consultants and i’m here to shake those thoughts up! for me, being a lactation consultant is truly being a supportive outlet that walks along side of you on your feeding journey.
my teaching style or method of working is more definitely more us working together as a group rather than me dictating and telling you what i think you should do. with that said, i do provide evidence based research and information, as well as personal stories, in efforts to help you make the best informed decision for you and your family. because at the end of the day, whatever you decide to do impacts y’all… not me.
being a lactation consultant is such an honor and i strive every day to make sure that i carry that weight when working with families to ensure i can be a light in their postpartum period.