Is it possible to give 100 stars? Where do I even begin??! My son was 12 days old at the time and I was up up late at night in tears, struggling to get my little guy to gain weight. We had been trying to get into the groove of things with breastfeeding but for some reason he wasn't latching so I did what I did with my other children - I resorted into using a nipple sheild but he still wasn't gaining. He had lost 10.5% of his birth weight and we were going to the pediatrician every 3 days to get weighed in and they were pressuring me to start using formula. A couple of days before I made the call to Golidlacts, my little guy, at 10 days old had a laser procedure done to correct his tongue tie. What I didn't realize at the time is that after the procedure, the little ones need to re-learn how to use their tongue. We were already struggling with nursing and now had to deal with all this. I googled lactation consultants that night and was drawn to Goldilacts immediately. I reached out and within minutes got a response from Candice E. We scheduled a consult for the very next day. As soon as I opened I felt better. Candice gave me not only the confidence I needed but the encouragement to keep going. She watched my son and I in our own element and how we were doing things and gave us pointers. Candice E. gave me instructions on how to wean LO off the shield and positions that worked but most importantly when she left, I knew I had a new friend and a great cheerleader. Pediatricians fill your head with worries and mine (and the hospital) were so strong on us starting formula feed but deep down I knew that wasn't the path for us. We worked through it all, with Candice E. a phone call/text away. We are 9 weeks and counting and I can not stop recommending Goldilacts to everyone I cross paths with. I kid you not, I think about Candice E. and the guidance she gave me and how thankful I am for her support each and every single day. You won't regret giving Goldilacts a call!
Having a baby during Covid can make you feel extremely alone, and as a first time mom, I really didn't know how challenging breastfeeding would be. My doula, Sarah Lavonne, had Goldilacts / Candice already included in the doula package and it was hands down the most important support system during postpartum. We started off with an initial FaceTime call to meet and discuss where I was at and then handled everything remote from there. I was worried about not getting her in person - but it's been absolutely amazing working together remotely and 100% effective. Candice's positive demeanor is exactly what you need to get through the toughest of times with breastfeeding and she is literally there with you every step of the way to success. She is fantastic at looking at your specific situation and getting you on the road that is right just for you. If you are considering a lactation consultant postpartum, 100% embark on that journey with Candice!