Hearthside Maternity Services

pregnancy, birth & lactation services… at home

The Criminalization of Women’s Wisdom

So something’s happening currently that has my thinking juices stirring (if there is such a thing). The state of Georgia is considering H.B. 363 which provides for the licensing of … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lactation Care via the Internet?

A study newly released this month in ‘Breastfeeding Medicine’ discusses the use of internet resources by mothers to gain breastfeeding advice. Physicians completed a survey including answering questions about unsolictied contact by patients … Continue reading

December 20, 2012

Lactation Collaboration and a Hope for Extinction

As a Certified Lactation Counselor, I’ve been assisting women to breastfeed their babies for 18 months now (what a newbie!). I’ve had complex cases, I’ve had simple cases. Every client … Continue reading

October 19, 2012

Words Matter: Natural-Term Breastfeeding…

Today I led a breastfeeding support group and discussed weaning. As I was gathering resources and materials about weaning the phrase ‘extended breastfeeding’ stuck out to me. How is breastfeeding … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Love Letter on Mother’s Day

This week saw the explosion of the “Mom Enough?” cover by Time Magazine. Sigh…  Over the past few days there has been a ton of fights about breastfeeding & parenting … Continue reading

May 13, 2012

A Turn in the Journey

The past weeks have been filled with professional changes for me. I am thrilled about some of them and bitter-sweet about others… First the good news- Hearthside is partnering with … Continue reading

May 6, 2012