“You’re truly the single most helpful resource we’ve had since getting pregnant. Without your help and the amazing attention you pay not just to nursing matters but to the entire new family situation, we would be so behind on taking care of important health aspects that can be resolved quickly when noticed soon enough (like the tongue tie). I feel like you played THE central role in helping us turn a rocky start to parenting into a beautiful experience!”
“Mary Ellen is so much more than just a lactation consultant. Working with her is like having a therapist, doctor, and good friend by your side. As a new mother, Mary Ellen helped me during a very stressful time and I consider myself to be a better breastfeeding mom because of her invaluable guidance and advice. She genuinely cares about her clients and anyone who has the opportunity to work with her is very lucky. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mary Ellen. I will never forget your kindness and words of wisdom!”
“I didn’t quite know what to expect when I looked for a lactation consultant, I just knew I needed help. C-section, formula given at birth for low blood sugar, poor latch and a multitude of other issues were making breast feeding so difficult and frustrating.
I am so so grateful I found Mary Ellen. She is not only a very knowledgeable lactation consultant but also a wonderful friend, baby whisperer, therapist and fairy godmother all rolled into one with an encouraging can do attitude. She was so kind and patient and always available for questions or much needed reassurance.
I honestly never thought we could get to the point of exclusive breast feeding but she got us there in just a few weeks and it’s been so worth it.
Thanks to Mary Ellen my daughter Poppy is now 4 months old and thriving. I had thought originally that making it to 3 months would be a miracle, now am fully confident we can easily make it to 1 year! We are both so grateful!”
Poppy at 4 months
My son’s oral anatomy made breastfeeding very challenging in the early months of his life. Mary Ellen offered me seemingly endless support through the early days of figuring out our feeding issues, milk supply concerns, breast strikes, and nipple soreness. I lost track of the number of times I called her, frustrated and often in tears, and hung up reassured and encouraged that things were going to be okay. Mary Ellen has played an essential role in easing my way into the world of new motherhood, and I’m so grateful that she was there to help me persevere in establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship with my son.”
Kara Lochridge, Somerville
Lander at 13 weeks
“We consulted Mary Ellen several times during the first months of our son’s life because breastfeeding was extremely difficult. I wanted to make nursing work so badly and Mary Ellen’s visits were always like a ray of hope for me. She was very professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, passionate and patient. She was a huge emotional support for me and her encouragement helped me to not give up. She always made a plan for me about next learning steps but also focused on what was already achieved. I also was really grateful that I could call her anytime for advice in case problems occurred. I am very proud to say that I am still nursing my son who is 9 months now. Thank you so much, Mary Ellen!”