Hello! I'm Daniele, wife, mama to two awesome young men and a passionate advocate for breastfeeding mothers. My breastfeeding journey got off to a rocky start; I was underprepared and had no idea what to expect. I was determined to breastfeed so I made it "work" through tears, toe-curling pain, cracked & bleeding nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis, isolation and a lot of love. When I asked a family member how to latch my baby, I was told to, "just stick it in his mouth and he will do the rest." - this advice not only didn't help but it made me feel worse because breastfeeding didn't come that easy for me and my baby; so I wondered, what was wrong with me? I needed help from a professional, I needed a teacher and I needed someone to just tell me everything was going to be alright.
Eventually, I found a Lactation Counselor and her support and understanding made all the difference in the world for me and my baby- she reassured me, taught me about positioning and latch and rescued us through so many bumps and learning curves. This support changed me and the course of my life forever, she's the reason I got into this field, she's the reason I want no other mama to feel helpless and alone on her breastfeeding journey. She's the reason I'm ridiculously passionate about preparing mamas for the work of breastfeeding. I'm so excited to meet you, let's get to work.