I wanted to let you know that R and I are doing GREAT! My supply leveled out and we are enjoying ourselves during nursing. I wouldn’t have made it this far without your continued help and guidance! (2 months and going strong) 🙂 You have made such a difference in my life and my baby’s life, as well.
At 6 weeks old my daughter and I started to have some breastfeeding problems, she had just gotten her tongue tie cut and although it seemed to be helping her move her tongue more easily, I was still having trouble getting her to latch on and feed long enough. I contacted Mama’s Latte and Sibylle was very prompt and courteous in answering my call, I was still a bit nervous about spending close to $100 only to end up with no answers and a baby that was still very fussy and hungry. Sibylle reassured me over the phone that she had worked with other mothers and babies with the same issues and without feeling pressured I was anxious to see what Sibylle could show me. Sibylle was great, very professional and she made me feel very comfortable while she showed me how to latch little Autumn on. She helped me to understand that while Autumn may look asleep she was still actively nursing. I am so thankful for the knowledge and support of Sibylle because had I not had her come to my home I might have given up on breastfeeding Autumn. She is feeding so well now and so much happier! I would highly recommend the services of Mama’s Latte to any mom who is having trouble breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is truly an amazing gift we can give to our children and the bonding I feel with my baby because of it…well I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Don’t give up Mamas!
-Thank you Sibylle!!! Hugs- Raquel Lanier and baby Autumn
Thank you so much! All of the stuff you suggested is working! Manuel is achieving a better latch and the breast compressions are really helping keep him satisfied. He just seems so much more content breastfeeding than strictly bottle feeding. Also the pain is diminishing daily. I had a hard time believing it would get easier but it does. I was close to giving up after working so hard to get this far and you helped provide the extra encouragement to keep up. Thank you!!
I want to thank you once again for getting us off to such a great breastfeeding start with Evan, the benefits of which we still notice today, especially when the nursing with our new baby, Lara, is so easy for us!
Love from Holland,
– Anouk, Alan, Evan, Lara
My baby had problems latching, became lethargic about eating, had trouble gaining weight and I stopped making enough milk for him. He did not gain his birth weight back until he was 6 weeks old. Mama’s Latte was there for us at every twist and turn, with gentle and patient support until he turned a corner and started gaining weight. He is exclusively breastfed and is in the 50th percentile for weight at his age! I am so grateful to Mama’s Latte and I strongly recommend them to anyone having any kind of trouble with breastfeeding. – January Gevara
I wanted to send you a picture of my 100% breastfeed twins. I think about you all the time and am so appreciative for the help you gave us when we first brought the twins home. Right after they turned 3 months old we really had breastfeeding down. I can even nurse them both simultaneously!
People are surprised all the time when they hear the boys are 100% breastfeed. I always tell people that it’s because of the help of Mama’s Latte. When they were born, they were in the third and fifth percentile for weight. At their 4 month check-up last month, they were at the 50th and 75th percentile! At 5 months old, I am really proud the say that they are this big because of me!
Thank you for all your help!
– Jackie McGuire
Mama’s Latte and TJ Marsh were truly amazing in helping me successfully nurse my first born. I called on them to help me when my son was two weeks old and not gaining weight. TJ was able to come to my house the same day that I called and from there she thoroughly assessed my situation with compassion and helped me come up with a plan. I felt completely supported through my challenges with breastfeeding. I would highly recommend using Mama’s Latte to any mother that is experiencing difficulty breastfeeding and I’m happy to report that my son is now nursing and gaining weight like a champ.
– Megan Studer and Owen
I delivered my baby boy in August 2008. I really wanted to breastfeed and was very excited to have this experience with my baby. When he was born he was so sleepy that for the first 5 days he had a very difficult time learning how to latch on and breastfeed sufficiently. I was fortunate enough to have T.J. from Mama’s Latte there to support me through those very trying 5 days. She came to our home and helped him and I learn how to breastfeed and she was the emotional support that I needed to never give up. For he and I learning how to do it was a much larger challenge than I anticipated and without T.J. and Mama’s Latte I don’t think I would be able to say that my son just turned 6months old this week and we are still nursing successfully!
– Izaah Miretsky
The first two days home from the hospital nearly broke my heart. My daughter cried every time she tried to eat because she wasn’t able to get much milk. My husband and I tried everything we had learned in the hospital to get her to latch on, but I just knew she was not latching on correctly. Although I was committed to strictly breastfeeding my daughter (and was determined to give her the absolute best source of nutrients possible) I was now beginning to have reservations due to all the challenges I was experiencing. I was exhausted and knew I wasn’t in any condition to drive to the hospital for the help I needed from a lactation consultant. So two days after we arrived home, I called the hospital to see if they could recommend an in-home breastfeeding service. Thankfully I was referred to Mama’s Latte! I was scheduled with TJ Marsh 24 hours later and even before our scheduled appointment, TJ called me to find out all the details of my situation.
When she arrived the next day, I was in complete disarray but she took one step at a time to help correct the complications I was facing. After a short period, I felt more relaxed, as TJ provided me with such encouragement, even at this difficult time. There was a lot of work that needed to be done but TJ was prepared to assist me in every way possible. She helped me with her visual aids and I could see right away she was willing to devote as much of her personal time necessary, to help my daughter learn how to latch on properly. What I appreciated most from TJ was her patience, support and her reassurance that there was hope! I scheduled a follow up appointment and things had progressed enough to where I felt confident I could do this on my own. However, I couldn’t have done this without TJ’s help and I can’t thank Mama’s Latte enough for the wonderful service they provide, at such little cost. TJ has also been extremely helpful to quickly answer other questions I have had about nursing. Thank you TJ (and Mama’s Latte) for giving me the education and guidance needed to breastfeed! I have had six amazing months spent nursing my daughter and hopefully she can benefit from at least six more months!
-Emily B. (and Elizabeth)
I just wanted to send a BIG thanks for all of your help when I had Caleb in January! I was a wreck and your support and encouragement got me througha lot. Hard to believe that Caleb is 8 months old already! (and a hefty 25pounds!!) He’s doing great. I nursed him until he was just over 6 monthsold–6 months longer than I would’ve been able to without your help!
– Melissa H. (and Caleb, too!)
“Two days in the hospital is not enough time to learn how to breastfeed, I learned one month ago. The nurses at the hospital were wonderful, and helped all they could, but once we got home we still didn’t have it down. I was even more concerned when we took our daughter to the pediatrician for her first check-up and she had lost a pound since birth. I knew there was a lactation consultant at the hospital, but I didn’t want to drive all the way there with a brand new baby. I was feeling so frustrated and at a loss of what to do with my screaming, wailing newborn.
Fortunately, I was referred to Mama’s Latte by Desert Doulas, and had in-home help within 24 hours! TJ Marsh arrived with armfuls of supplies, a smile, and most importantly, a positive attitude. She sat with me for over two hours. She helped me figure out how to get my daughter to latch on properly, and how to encourage her to nurse so she was getting enough nourishment. TJ answered all my questions and gave me a lot of great ideas to try.
A few days later I got a call from TJ, who wanted to be sure everything was all right. Over the next 2 weeks she called two more times, happy to answer any questions I had. She encouraged me to continue nursing despite having mastitis, and I am so glad I did. When we returned to the doctor for a two week check-up, TJ had sent in a report to him about what we had discussed. We were so happy to learn that our daughter had gained 9 ounces in 7 days! (And so was her doctor!). Just a few days ago I called TJ again for some assistance and she was happy to help me out. I am so grateful to have her as a resource – I am not sure if I would have continued to breastfeed without TJ’s help.”
-TSS, Brand New Mom September 25, 2007
We delivered our first baby in November of 2009. I had some help with a very helpful lactation consultant at the hospital but after about one week being home with our little boy I wasn’t doing so well with the breastfeeding latch. This left me with quite a bit of pain and discomfort which inspired me to reach out. During our Bradley Birth classes Mama’s Latte, Sibylle came to speak about their services so I had a place to reach out for help. I called during the late morning and TJ came to my rescue that night. She took her time answering all of my questions and helped the two of us have a much smoother feeding experience from that point forward as well as some ideas to get our little guy to sleep longer hours at night. Thanks to her and the Miracle Blanket we’ve had more restful sleeps as well since her visit with us. Then, within a week of TJ’s visit I was worried about a clogged milk duct and just needed a voice to confirm all that I had read. TJ was truly wonderful, she was patient with me during my phone call and eased all of my worries. All of the tricks worked and since then have had to utilize them a few times. TJ has been a great source of information since then as well. I had to take medications and she took the time again to look into the resources she had available. She is our hero for successful and healthy breastfeeding and would recommend her and Mama’s Latte to anyone and everyone.
Thank you so much TJ and Mama’s Latte for being there, it’s truly wonderful to have caring, patient and knowledgeable people to help with such an important process of child rearing.
– Havah and Alec September 25, 2007