A Nurturing Expressions Story: Transitioning from Bottle to Breastfeeding

“Tracy and Andrea helped us successfully transition from 100% bottle feeding to 100% breastfeeding when our baby was three months old. They changed our lives.

We faced many challenges – prematurity, NICU, food intolerances, failure to thrive, ongoing medical challenges. Because of Tracy’s decades of experience, and because she’s also a nurse, she was unfazed, and carefully and expertly helped us navigate everything. Andrea first rescued us with a virtual pumping consult that was a game changer for exclusive pumping, eliminating the pain and increasing my volumes significantly (highly recommend Pumpin Pals shields!).

At three months old, we were finally able to try transitioning from pumping/bottle feeding to breastfeeding. This is a difficult thing to do at all, let alone with a kid with multiple health complications and risks. We knew success wasn’t guaranteed. But we succeeded!

parent bottle feeds their baby

Tracy and Andrea helped us successfully transition from 100% bottle feeding to 100% breastfeeding when our baby was three months old. They changed our lives.

Amy R.

Tracy and Andrea were there every step of the way, with detailed guidance and advice and troubleshooting. We did both virtual and in-person appts (I found in-person critical to achieving deep latch). When we had questions or concerns, they listened to our feedback and adjusted course to  support us. Breastfeeding has changed our kid’s life.

baby breastfeeds / chest feeds from their motherHe was miserable and couldn’t sleep while on hypoallergenic formula (it’s thin and bitter). With my elimination diet and finally breastfeeding, he has had incredible catch-up growth for months. Most importantly, he’s happy and healthy and at ease and sleeps. He’s a completely different person.

Because Tracy is an RN, too, our many appointments were fully covered by my insurance, which was a big deal.  Tracy and Andrea have deep experience in all things babies: medical complications, lactation, midwifery, infant daycare, pumping, etc. They are a great team, and offer so much wisdom.

Andrea’s extraordinary empathy is an amazing gift for new parents; she has been such a cheerleader and support for our family during such a difficult time.  So grateful to Tracy, Andrea, and Nurturing Expressions for changing our lives and helping our baby be happy and healthy.”

–Amy R.

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