Testimonial for Jessica Gillan: Bellies, Boobs, Babies & Bliss

I didn’t meet Jessica until she came out to help me with Breastfeeding my newborn son. It seemed like once we got home from the hospital, everything just went off a cliff. We were using formula until my supply came in, Noah refused to latch, and the Formula was havoc on my baby’s stomach. He would scream for 4-6 hours. My husband and I were not sleeping. We were both exhausted.
Then came in the Postpartum Depression hormones, lack of sleep and essentially, I was an emotional mess.
I called Jessica and she immediately put me at ease, without judging me or my choices up until then.
I cried.
She listened.
I tried to make sense.
She understood me.
I cried some more.
She told me “its going to be ok.”
Jessica came over the next morning and the minute she walked in, I felt relief.
We sat in the glider, trying to get Noah to latch and then, it just happened. Jessica guided me to help Noah find the best way to Breastfeed, for him.
He nursed and nursed and nursed and for the first time, I saw my son happy, content and at Peace. An hour later, he nursed again. And then again. And each hour he nursed.
Jessica wrote me out a “game plan”, as she called it.
And within 3 days of following her “Game Plan”, we were on a different path and my Baby Noah was nursing like a champ! The Nurse at the Hospital said He would not be able to nurse, because how how little he was at Birth.
I had no idea how a few changes would make everything so much easier for me. At Noah’s 2 week appointment, he had gained almost 2 pounds!
Noah is now 8 weeks old and is still a “Boobie Monster”, and is 13 pounds! I have since gone from no milk, to a lot of milk and last week I dropped off a cooler of donated milk to the NICU.
If I could do it all over again, I would have had Jessica as our Doula and help me from the beginning.
Next baby, right?

-Heather Hoyt

August 22, 2017

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Jessica Gillan: Bellies, Boobs, Babies & Bliss

Doula, CLC, Midwife Assistant, Birth Photographer

Birth Fee: $1500 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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