Melissa helped me with my goal to breastfeed my daughter for a year. She was extremely encouraging and supportive and always took the time to answer my questions and talk through any challenges. She also made my husband part of the conversation and support system which was also extremely helpful.I’ve just had my second child and it’s because of Melissa’s support that I’ve had the confidence and knowledge to start breastfeeding my son successfully.
As an OB-GYN physician, I see many new moms struggle to meet both the exhausting demands of newfound parenthood and master the “art” of breastfeeding at the same time. Although many books and blogs make breastfeeding seem easy and natural, for some moms it can seem like an insurmountable obstacle that they cannot overcome. Melissa Donovan is the expert in all things breastfeeding and she is the lactation specialist I refer my patients to when times get tough. She is warm and personable, helping moms to tackle the tough reality of breastfeeding and also to conquer their own fears and expectations. Working with Melissa has allowed my patients to have both the knowledge and confidence to be successful in both breastfeeding and bonding with their babies.
Melissa handles any challenges with confidence and never gives up, at the same time puts mother and baby at ease! Melissa is incredibly sweet and complimentary, which is especially nice since your boobs are hanging out the entire time!
I never imagined I’d be able to nurse this much. Almost 10 months old and going strong! Because of you.
Without the help Melissa Donovan , my breastfeeding journey would not have been the amazing success that it was. Her unwavering support and knowledge got me through so many moments when I was ready to quit. Her kindness and positive outlook assured me that I could reach my goals and I eventually came to love every breastfeeding moment. I am forever grateful. ❤️🤱
Melissa is the epitome of professionalism. As I was about to end my breastfeeding journey due to pain, discomfort, fear, and frustration she came to the rescue. She taught me holding techniques and allowed me to reset my expectations for both myself as well as my new daughter. She continued to support me via any means necessary (including several SOS messages) and answered any questions I had. I can say without hesitation that she has a true passion and calling for helping women and babies through their lactation journey. My daughter is now 14 mo old and although she has transitioned away from nursing for nutrition we are still going strong at night.
Feeling overwhelmed as a mother to our fourth nursing baby Melissa was incredibly reassuring, insightful and compassionate in helping me be successful and learn that every baby is different and requires their own set of techniques to nurse effectively. She made me feel confident and cared for from the very start!