As a first time parent, I felt overwhelmed leaving the hospital with my baby Sawyer, with much to worry about! I felt frustrated and devastated when I realized that solely breastfeeding wasn’t going to work for us and we needed to supplement. Switching to formula was already a big decision … and then when the transition didn’t go smoothly, it was frustrating and disappointing. By three weeks of age, Sawyer was still not sleeping well and was obviously uncomfortable for several hours a day. As a mother, it’s heartbreaking to see your baby upset and not have a way to fix it.
When I found Bridget, I was so relieved to find someone who could give me guidance that I hadn’t been able to find elsewhere. Working with her was a game changer for our family. I was comforted to leave our conversation with a specific plan to try out with Sawyer. I absolutely love my pediatrician but even they could not provide me with detailed information with regards to an eating plan for Sawyer. Bridget was able to explain why Sawyer might be reacting a certain way to the formula and discuss a number of options for finding a solution for him. She gave us a realistic plan that included options to be sure we were comfortable. In addition to the specifics, Bridget also provided general guidance on best-practices for bottle feeding that were really helpful, and hadn’t been provided to me by anyone else.
After implementing our personal feeding plan for about a week, Sawyer turned a corner! We witnessed a real difference in his mood and he was generally much happier and more comfortable. It was invaluable to witness that change in our baby, and we are so grateful Bridget helped us to get there.
Courtney Mother to Sawyer (2 weeks) September 17, 2018