Lactation Consultant and Consultation Testimonials
Called them at 9 on a Saturday and got an appointment for someone to come the next morning. Also got advice to get us through the night. Later, when I had problems with the rental pump at 1am, got a return call right away and a replacement pump delivered the next morning. My baby hadn’t been gaining weight. They helped us fix that without using formula. They’ll answer your calls for as long as you’re breastfeeding, even if you only have them visit once.
Metropolitan Breastfeeding is nothing short of the gold standard in….well, in everything that they do. I called two days before Christmas Day and needed help before the holidays. Katie answered the phone when I called and was able to get me in immediately (we’re taking within the hour)! She was so professional, accommodating and friendly both on the phone and in person. When I got there I was seen by Michelle who was able to quickly determine the cause of the pain I was experiencing, recommend a solution that pretty much fixed it, fit me for a bra that doubles as a pumping and a nursing bra (yes, they exist!), and waived her fairy godmother lactation wand as I walked out. Before I even got to my car I was emailed a receipt of services and a Thank You. Once I got home I had a few questions and wanted to switch sizes (I’d been between two). They welcomed me back and were so pleasant and genuine while helping me to decide which size would be best. Email response times are lightening fast, too- thanks, Katie! The real reason I decided to write a yelp review is because they not only fixed my issues, recommended solutions, etc. but they are both genuinely nice people who really want to help. It was a true pleasure doing business with these ladies and I truly enjoyed my time there.
I feel like a new woman. Thank you for your support and helping me remember who I am!
I wanted to give a Thank You to you all, specifically Ania, who helped me 1 yr ago in getting breastfeeding worked out with my daughter. When Ania visited I was a stressed out, sleep deprived, freaking out new mom with mastitis, 2nd degree tears, and a baby who just wasn’t getting the milk out of me and losing weight! After Ania visited, and with a few visits to my lactation consultant through my insurance, I was still struggling, but using the techniques Ania had showed me. One day I was about to throw in the towel and decided to just do formula. It was heartbreaking, but I didn’t have a choice – at least I thought. But I was determined – and I kept reminding myself of what Ania had seen – which was I had plenty of milk, she just needed to figure out how to get it out. That night I gave it one more go, and she latched! As per Ania’s advice, then I rented a hospital grade pump, which really helped my milk supply get established. She has been breastfeeding, like a champ, ever since. I was able to eventually stop formula supplementation. Now at 14 mos, she is still breastfeeding – in fact it is hands down, her favorite activity. Thank you for what you all do – and I hope more women can have access to services like these in the future!
I met Kathy several years ago, before I was breastfeeding and knew that she would be there for me if I ever needed help once I gave birth. Well, lo and behold I came down with a horrible stomach bug and over the course of several days my milk supply practically vanished. I went into major panic mode and all my common sense flew out the window. I contacted Kathy for help, and she was so calm and collected, that I instantly felt at ease. She provided me organic supplements to increase my milk supply, a hospital grade breast pump, and a plan of attack. Two weeks later, my supply is 80%, and I feel so great. With Kathy’s encouraging words and expertise, I feel empowered to continue feeding my baby. I highly recommend Bethesda Breastfeeding to any Mom who needs help with supply, latching, or just some encouraging words and helpful tips. I also bought a great nursing/pumping bra from their office!
Would highly recommend Kathy to any mom, new or experienced! Shortly after birth, I nursed the baby in the delivery room. We saw a lactation specialist at the hospital who came in for 5 minutes and said we were doing great because the baby could latch on. Nursing was painful and by day 2, I was dreading it. On day 3, we saw Kathy and that visit dramatically changed our lives. She showed us everything we needed to know about being a brand-new mom, beyond any of our baby classes! The milk came in that day and I wouldn’t have known how to feed with such extraordinary success without her consultation. I know many friends who gave up on breastfeeding and blamed it on various things; seeing Kathy, not just any specialist, makes a world of difference. I returned to work when our baby was just 6 weeks old and pumped twice per day at work, even though I work a demanding job. Now, our baby is almost one year old and still loves nursing in addition to solid foods. According to our pediatrician, our baby has never been sick because she is breastfed, even in daycare all winter! Learning to properly breastfeed was one of the best choices I have ever made; it made an incredible bond between my baby and I. We could never repay Kathy back for what she has done for us, she is truly an amazing person! Thank you so much for all you have done to change our lives!