Testimonial for Simone Toomer, CD/CBE(DTI), IBCLC, CBC, LCCE, ISE

I was about to have my son the summer of 2016 as a single mother.  I knew that I would need additional support and so began the search for a postpartum Doula.  I came in contact with Simone through a website that matched individuals with trained Doulas.  Simone called me and offered to meet at a cafe near my house.  My first impressions were that she was responsive,  polite, kind and nurturing.  I could tell immediately that she would be a big help to me.

Simone gave me a sort of pep talk and explained that her role would be to support me in any way I needed- spend the night, give me lactation advice, help me with household chores while I rested, etc etc.  In fact, I had no idea what I might need and so I wanted a Doula who was adaptable.  Simone was that person.

Simone came over the first week after the baby was born. She showed me how to use the pump, how to nurse, how to fix latching issues and how to make sure that the baby wasn't developing nipple confusion. I had some issues with breastfeeding in the beginning and I'm really glad that she was there with me to help me get through the tough stuff.  In addition, she completely organized my new mom life. She helped organize my house. She set up pumping stations, steralized feeding supplies and helped me make purchases for baby necessities that I was missing or had no idea I needed.  I remember those first moments fondly because she really helped me feel comfortable being a mom by laying down a solid foundation.

Now my needs are less immediate.  I continue to ask her for advice and she helps me get some ME time here and there- which makes me happy.  A happy mom equals a happy baby.

I wholeheartedly recommend Simone to any new mom for pospartum help.  Heck, I'd recommend her for birthing too as I'm positive that she's amazing.

-Neshemah Beanez-Blackwell

February 09, 2017

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Simone Toomer, CD/CBE(DTI), IBCLC, CBC, LCCE, ISE

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