Breastfeeding hasn't been an easy journey. My baby and I started off breastfeeding rough, as she didn't have a deep enough latch so feeding was extremely painful. At the time I saw a different lactaction consultant who advised that I use a nipple shield. I used it for weeks and while it relieved any nipple pain, it really upset my baby who couldn't get enough milk from each feeding. I ended up having to battle with her each session and pump at the same time, leaving me extremely overwhelmed and tired.
I thought about throwing in the towel and even close loved ones suggested that I just pump exclusively but determined not to give up I researched lactaction consultants in the middle of one particularly difficult night and found Goldilacts. I sent in a request form and in less than a hour, Candice J reached out to me via email to set up a time to chat. When we first connected on the phones, it was as if we've known each other before! She literally had the same breastfeeding journey as I did, getting a breast abscess early into our journey. Her ability to be so understanding, empathetic, warm and non judgmental immediately had me booking an appointment. Candice J showed up bright and early on a Saturday morning and after a getting to know us conversation, we jumped right into breastfeeding. After observing my baby's latch, she suggested we remove the nipple shield and attempt the latch. I was extremely nervous but trusted her judgment, and I kid you not, my baby latched perfected fine the first attempt!! Not only that, we tried different positions and my daughter continued latching just fine. The biggest test of course was after Candice left. I was nervous but Candice cheered me on via text message throughout that day. My daughter latched just fine that following feeding and all subsequent feedings afterwards! I went from feeding her with a bottle for half of her feedings to exclusively breast in a matter of two days. Candice J literally is a breastfeeding fairy godmother!
I highly recommend using Goldilacts and asking for Candice J. She cares so much about the breastfeeding journey and the mamas involved. She remains so responsive and supportive of all my following questions even months after our initial consultation because she truly cares. I feel lucky to have found Goldilacts when I did or else I might not still be breastfeeding today.
I would definitely recommend Candice to any pregnant woman! I had my baby October 30th and the nurse told me to go home and pump one day after having my baby. So I go home and try to pump of course nothing is coming out and my boobs were so sore already. I started feeling so emotional because nothing was coming out. So I found Goldilacts online, reached out to Candice on Halloween and she responded! I was so relieved especially being a new mom. She came the following day and helped me out so much couldn't be more grateful and you can still keep in touch with her after! Couldn't thank Candice enough for helping out a new mama.