Support for Premature Babies Testimonials

  • I would not be breastfeeding my 22 month old baby today if it were not for Melissa.  Because my son was born 2 months prematurely, my production had decreased significantly. I tried everything for a month and didn't have any real success until I started Melissa's herbal blend.  The herbs are what have allowed me to maintain my lactation for almost 2 years.  She has been a great support in so many ways!

  • My son has tongue tie but we were unsure if it was worth fixing because he is a micro preemie and has already been through so much. Melissa put my husband and I at ease right away that she could help us determine if the procedure was the right thing for our son and that she could help us make the post procedure exercises less stressful for our baby. She also believed in me and my baby that we could help transition him from bottle to breast. We are so thankful for Melissa & highly recommend!

  • We had a preemie who was having trouble breastfeeding. Melissa came highly recommended by our midwives and I am so glad we made an appointment with her! We found out that our baby was tongue-tied and got referrals from Melissa to get his tongue corrected. She also spent 1.5 hrs showing us different techniques and tools to help our little guy transition from a bottle to the breast. After one day of putting Melissa’s techniques to use, we can already see a huge improvement and I feel so relieved.

  • Melissa offered gentle and professional guidance on how to help our preemie daughter learn to nurse after a 2 week stay in the NICU. She was always quick to respond to my questions and I felt that she was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in her care.

  • Melissa is amazing - very knowledgeable and well prepared reviewing our history. She has such practical tips that make a huge difference and improved our feeding experience. She helped with both of my sons who had different issues - tongue tie and preemie. It was the best money I spent on improving my experience as a breastfeeding mom. I would highly recommend her.

  • Melissa is competent, confident and beyond helpful. She designed a plan for transitioning to breastfeeding my preemie baby when I wasn't receiving solid help from lactation consultants in the hospital or doctors office setting. She is straight forward, nurturing and kind. Her services have given me a hopeful plan and confidence in breastfeeding my baby. She's amazing!

  • After months of different sources of advice for our micro preemie, we had the opportunity to work with Melissa, getting really sound advice, tips and techniques to better feed our baby. Her support has been crucial in continuing our breastfeeding journey as our daughter learns to eat. Melissa was reassuring and met us where we were at in regards to our understanding, our frustrations and complications, reading what we could take on and what needed to wait. I’ll be sharing her name to many.

  • Melissa was outstanding. She took on all of our challenges with grace, professionalism, and compassion. I have twins who were born prematurely. Challenges included limited supply and difficulty with latching. I had been seen by lactation consultants in the hospital and a lactation consultant in another office and neither was able to help me. The home visits were excellent. Melissa is thorough and extremely knowledgeable and quickly got to know me and both of my babies along with the other players involved (husband, grandmother, nanny). I was feeling very stressed out and discouraged, and she was very sensitive, patient, and encouraging, as well as realistic and practical. She used our time very well and gave very detailed and helpful visit summaries and instructions, and always made sure I was comfortable with the next steps. She is a wonderful communicator and educator. She is very easy to communicate with in person and remotely and is very open to questions and discussion. She always promptly answered my e-mails, phone calls, and text messages, even once when I was having trouble and she was out of town at a conference. After I no longer needed home visits she has continued to help me with answering my questions as needed. She is a talented, skillful, dedicated provider. I would highly recommend her to any mother, including of multiples. I am so grateful to be able to nurse my babies and so grateful for Melissa’s care!

    SL (Portland, OR)
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