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It takes a few days to get sore nipples….

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Before leaving the hospital most moms will get help from a Lactation Consultant or a Nurse to latch the baby on. Often times when I talk to a mom the same day she has her baby or even the next day she will say “the baby is latching on and were doing fine”.  But, by the time she gets home from the hospital things begin to change. Now her nipples are sore and her baby is not getting full. Translated, this means that she is in pain and not getting sleep, her baby is fussy and gassy and continues to seem hungry after breastfeeding.

Fathers are Supporting Breastfeeding!

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Some people ask me do fathers ever come to myclass. The answer is yes, not only do fathers come to my class, sometimes it’s the fathers who call me to do home visits. Fathers, Brothers, Sons,Grandfathers, Step fathers have all proven to be strong advocates and supporters of breastfeeding. From men who have sat in NICU’s with shirts open skin to skin with their preemie babies, to men who are right there ready with arms open for you to hand off a baby too, to the men who offer encouragement and support to keep breastfeeding when the going gets tough.

Every time I put my baby down he wakes right back up and wants to eat again…….

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      This a very common concern I hear from mothers. When they breastfeed their infant he seems to be done eating and he falls asleep. They burp him and put him down and he wakes right back up and wants to eat again.This can be very frustrating for parents, it makes a mother feel as if she does not have enough milk and it makes it difficult to get rest. I have found in my work with mothers that for an infant breastfeeding can be a lot of work.

Where are we now?

bfspc green blouseHello Everybody! I know It's been a while but from now on I'm gonna promise to blog more often. I haven't blogged since December so let me try to bring you up to date. We now have our Business License, DBA, Malpractice Insurance, National Provider ID# and Superbills, EIN# and Articles of Corporation. We have 3 members on our official Board of Directors. We are members of the USLCA and ILCA. We are currently participating with ZERO to 3 in a cross sector Provider Training here in Long Beach.

Logistics

Hay Everybody sorry I haven't bloged in a while but we have been soo busy. It became clear right away that a small private practice is gonna be too hard without some funding, so we have decided to become a non-profit organization. I have been choosing my board members, and finalizing our Mission Statement, our Core Values and Guiding Principles, which is really hard to do! We have a meeting coming in January to get that ball running. The Lord has blessed me to have wonderful friends who know a lot about non-profits, and I'm so greatful cause I know breastfeeding but becoming a non-profit is out of my scope.

I'm scratching my head Ya'll

Well today I feel complexed. I'm dealing with the parts of building a business I do not know anything about. Do I want to be come a for profit business or do I become a non-profit corporation. Either way we can make money but if we are a for- profit corporation I will have a lot more of the responsibility and liability on me. Also if I go for profit now I will not be able to change it easily later. If I decide to become a non- profit corporation then I'm looking at around $3,000 an a lot of work building a board of directors and bylaws and all that stuff. Then there will be a whole bunch of politics and other peoples opinions. But I will be able to get grants and tax breaks. I just wanna be a small private practice. This part is confusing. Whew! I'm scratching my head y'all.  If you could see my room we have big posted notes all over the walls we been brain storming and working to get this business going. So say a prayer for us. If you know any pregnant people give the my number. If you know anything about business and can offer me some advice please call me.  Thanks for Visiting!

Over 1000 hits

breastfeedingspecialistI'm excited to report we have over 1000 hits on our website. Over half of the people who went to our website looked around. We also have 8 clicks on our ad words campaign. We got our business license approved Yeah! According to the City of Long Beach they have never licensed a private lactation Consultant before. It took some explaining. Most people don't know what a IBCLC is, so the number 1 question is always.What did you say you do?
 
Our Raffle is rolling so make sure to get your tickets only 42 more days to go.

week 3

the Breastfeeding SpecialistWell week three has come and gone.
This was a good week. We have been really busy getting things together and making contacts. We have been selling raffle tickets to buy equipment so don't miss out a hundred dollars will come in really handy at the begginning of the new year. By the way we changed the date for the raffle to January 16th 2012 because that is the day of our grand opening.  We had our first prenatal class which was very successful. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a blast.  We filled up our glass case in our office with Logo items for sale like tote bags and t-shirts.

Week 2

Breastfeeding Specialist LogoWell this week we moved into our office. We also created our new  logo with Terry's help of course.  We ordered new cards and started passing out flyers. We also linked up withFacebook and Twitterand began our blog.So far we have over 500 hits.
 
Our Raffle is going well so make sure to lock in your tickets now! It only cost $1.00 and you have three ways to win!  You can mail in your dollars or stop by the office, we would love to see you!
 
I have been walking the neighborhood introducing myself to local residents and businesses letting them know that we here.

Raffle

"BFSPC Raffle"
 
Starts November 1, 2011 and Ends January 1, 2012
 
Tickets Cost $1.00 3 chances to win
 
1st  prize $100.00 *2nd Prize $50.00 *3rd  prize $25.00
 
Winners will be notified by phone and Acknowledged on our website GOOD LUCK!Breastfeeedingspecialist Logo
 
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