Tell us a bit about how you got started with your business / blog / venture that we branded.
My passion for helping mothers breastfeed began when I had my own difficulty doing so. I was only successful because of the assistance, support, and encouragement of a fantastic Lactation Consultant. Somewhere along the line I developed a strong interest in breastfeeding and helping others with their own struggles. I first became a Lactation Educator Counselor in 2012. I became pregnant again in 2013 and had to put further education on hold. In 2015 I started a Lactation Consultant education program and in 2016 reached my goal as I passed my board exam to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
My husband is in the Marine Corps, which means we move fairly frequently. When I began my education in 2012, we leaved in California. Since then, we have also lived in Oklahoma and Georgia. In 2017 we moved back to California. We will be here for at least a few years and felt there was finally enough stability that I could start my own business.
What products or services do you offer?
I provide home visits for breastfeeding help and support in Southern Orange County, CA. I can also provide consultation services to pregnant mothers who wish to breastfeed and would like to develop a plan before giving birth.
What’s the best advice you have for someone that is interested in doing something similar to you?
The best thing would be to first become certified as a Breastfeeding or Lactation Counselor. There is a lot of health education that must come before doing a Lactation Consultant education program. Become a counselor first to make sure this is the correct career path for you!
Tell our readers a bit about the branding process!
Autumn Lane Paperie made the branding process as easy as possible. They first sent a questionnaire to get a feel for my business and any vision I had. Luckily, I did have an idea of what I wanted and I was able to communicate that to Lily. I am very picky with fonts and colors and such, so I appreciated the revision rounds in order to get my logo exactly as I had envisioned it. I purchased the logo package, which came with 2 sub logos, 2 patterns, and a color palette. Lily was easy to work with and really listened to all of my input and feedback to get everything just right. I would highly recommend Autumn Lane Paperie for your branding needs!
What does the future hold for you?
I’m honestly not sure! I am just launching my business and am obviously hoping for success and growth. It is my goal to help women nurture their babies by assisting them in breastfeeding. I’m excited for this journey, the more moms and babies I can help, the better!