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- Detailed Feeding History
- ALL your questions answered
- A PLAN for moving forward
- Detailed instructions for our new feeding strategy (no need to take notes!)
- 90-minute initial consultation
- Three 30-minute follow up calls
- 1-month email support
- The PERFECT gift!
- 90-minute initial consultation
- Weekly calls thereafter
- For 6 full months
I see you. Yes, you. Crying those tears of fear, worry, and frustration.
Dad, I see you too. You’re trying to stay strong, but you are worried too. You’ve been up all night trying to soothe your crying baby.
The formula you are using isn’t agreeing with your little one. You’re worried. Could it be an allergy? Could it be a virus?
What is going on?
You’ve had so many sleepless nights, doctors visits, and you’ve googled everything.
You are both just looking for answers.
A solution that will finally work and put an end to all of this stress and worry. And a happy baby.
That’s where I can help.
I’ve helped so many moms and dads navigate this overwhelming and heart-wrenching journey of trying to figure out what to feed your baby.
Let me help take the stress and the worry out of the equation.
I will bring you answers and expert guidance and be the support you need in this trying time.
And guess what? You’re gonna get through this!
This too shall pass. You will smile again, and be calm, and at peace again. And you will be happy knowing that your baby is happy.
I created my consulting company, Healthy Baby, LLC, to meet this deep need so many parents have.
I know that you fully intended on breastfeeding your baby.
I know that you are devastated that it didn’t work out as you imagined.
Hi! I am Dr. Bridget Young – and I am a Doctor of Human Nutrition and Certified Lactation Counselor.
I’m a Mom, too. I have a couple of little boys who are my world. So I get what you are going through.
For years I have been helping parents just like you to find a feeding plan that works.
Together, we will discover and optimize a feeding plan that works for your unique and special baby.
You will get guidance, expertise, and support for this journey.
Feeling confident that you are making the right choices for your unique baby is literally priceless. However, babies are also expensive, and this is a significant investment of your hard-earned money. I have an excellent track record of getting results for clients and helping them resolve infant issues that are causing stress in their family (Check out some testimonials below). Furthermore, I promise you will feel confident in your decisions after working with me. We will eliminate that feeling of overwhelm and helplessness with a clear plan, and back up options!
This can actually save you money! You already know that formula is expensive and I can help you minimize the cost of wasted, unused cans of formulas, infant drops, and supplements.
Lastly, this investment will save hours of your valuable and limited time. You can stop combing the internet trying to research formula ingredients and recommendations. That time is better spent snuggling with your angel!
I usually first "meet" my clients over the 15 minute free consultation, which gives you a chance to get to know me a bit, and get some initial questions answered. If we decide to do a more in-depth consultation together, you will sign up for an appointment at a time that works for you. Once you sign up, I will send you a consent to sign, and a questionnaire to fill out about your baby.
Our initial 90 minute consultation will take place online via Zoom. I prefer to do it online because I often gain insights or pick up subtle clues of “Mommy/Daddy intuition” that are evident in facial expressions. This way, you can also show me the type of bottles and supplements you may be using, which decreases miscommunication. Plus, sometimes I get to see the baby if he/she is awake, and that just makes my day! After hearing every detail you can provide, I make several recommendations for your individual baby’s diet and feeding routine. We come up with a realistic and detailed plan of action around how to incorporate these changes and what to watch for.
Then within 24 hours of the call, I will email you a summary of our discussion along with the detailed action plan and tracking worksheets. I do not expect sleep-deprived parents to remember everything said in a 90 minute meeting! Babies are constantly changing, so the follow up calls allows us to work around your baby’s natural rhythm of adjustment to change.
I specialize in working with term babies who are struggling to find a formula that keeps them comfortable. I only work with US-based clients since formula brands and regulations are different elsewhere. I normally do not take on clients who’s baby was born before 35 weeks. Premature infants have very specific nutritional needs and often have secondary health issues that make their treatment especially complex. In these cases, I don't feel comfortable discussing your baby's health condition without consulting with your pediatrician and neonatologist.
Similarly, if your baby has a major metabolic disease or genetic disorder, then I am not a good fit. If you think I can still help, then let’s get on a free 15 minute call, and I can hear more details about your baby’s case. I only work with parents/guardians of the infant. I will not discuss an individual baby’s health with anyone else, even if you are a family member.
I don’t pretend to be a good fit for every single family. Having a newborn can be stressful – and is certainly emotional. It is critical that you feel comfortable with everyone on your team … including me! I pray for every baby that I work with, and I want you to feel comfortable with that.
The free 15 minute call gives us a chance to get to know each other. It also gives me a chance to hear about you, so I can decide whether or not I can help your family. If I don't think I can help your family, I'll tell you. I am very honest about this! If you want a preview of me – I have a large archive of "Happy Hour" videos that I have filmed on a large variety of infant feeding topics. Feel free to browse through these. I guarantee you’ll learn something useful!
I was diagnosed with postpartum preeclampsia a week after labor and was in ICU. Although I pumped as much as possible my supply tanked and I found myself stressed and researching formula nonstop. Being a new mom that planned for a natural birth and always planned to breastfeed formula was never in my plan. If you have ever been down that road you know understanding formula ingredients is no easy task. I was blessed that my daughter had no allergies and I knew soy protein was out of the question, so that slightly reduced my options. I preferred organic or non GMO formula that limited my list but still left me lost. I was confronted with limited information and told by my pediatrician not to worry about high sugar contents in formula. My mommy gut told me otherwise and it wasn't until my lactation consultant recommended Dr. Young's that I finally felt peace of mind. She connected with me immediately and helped me find the best organic formula for my daughter. Although I continue to breastfeed as much as I can, I sleep knowing I have the best formula for her.
As new parents my husband and I both felt really overwhelmed in general and very stressed out when breastfeeding was unsuccessful for us. Making sure our baby had the best nutrition was imperative and trying to find a formula that suited our baby became quite a challenge. As a result, I turned to the Internet for some help and consider it my good fortune to have found Dr. Young 's YouTube videos. I probably watched all of them, some twice. I learned so much about an infant's digestion, formula and nutrition. I found her to be much more knowledgeable and helpful than my pediatrician in these matters. I was able to schedule a remote consultation and we found her to be so personable, helpful and supportive. I felt like I was talking to an old friend. She explains things in a very simple to understand way and will spend as much time with you as need. I never felt rushed during our consultation and she has followed up with me several times since then to see how my baby is doing and has made very helpful suggestions. It's very apparent how passionate she is about her work and she will go above and beyond for her clients. I really can't say enough good things about my experience. I've told all my new mom friends about her and highly recommend Dr. Young!
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.