Meg has been by my side as a complete breast feeding resource for both of my children from their first day, and with my son Vincent, still. ?When I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that breast feeding was happening easily and I remembered Meg’s prenatal advice to not wait to seek help. ?She urged me that if I felt uncomfortable at all or had any questions, to call immediately and I did. ?She was there every day if I needed her, helping with positioning, latch, weighing my daughter before and after feeds so I could be sure of her intake. ?She continued to be my resource as my needs changed: supply issues, mastitis, milk blisters.
Because of her support, I was able to breast feed my daughter for 18 months while completing a nursing degree. ?When my son was 4 weeks old, we moved to Amsterdam, and she remained my support through email and offered to support me through Skype video if I needed it. ?Meg has a way of nurturing my own intuition by giving me confidence in myself. ?Her knowledge of breastfeeding, birth, and child development coupled with her aptitude as an educator is so powerful that I believe she gives women the opportunity to have a natural birth and breastfeed their babies.
My own mother watched her teach me and she said, “If I had Meg around after you were born, I would have been able to breastfeed you longer than 3 weeks.” ?Whenever women tell me they couldn’t breastfeed, I often think, they just didn’t have the opportunity for the right support. ?I am eternally grateful to have had such an amazing woman in my life to give me the opportunity to give both of my children breast milk, the most perfect food for a healthy happy baby and a bond that is irreplaceable.