My name is Melisa Núñez-Arzuaga and I ♥ Breastfeeding hehehe. No, seriously I do. I am a proud mama to a beautiful boy born in March 2011, he is the light of my life and the cause for the permanent dark circles under my eyes . I am also expecting my second child on May 2013 and breastfeeding my first through pregnancy.
During my first pregnancy I read various books about breastfeeding and thought I was prepared for anything. Boy was I wrong. The first four months were very difficult for us and they didn’t have to be. There are many things I would do differently in hindsight. As time went by, even though I had found several sites online about this topic something seemed to be missing. Where was the evidence based information but delivered with some personality, some passion, some emotion and compassion? Finally I decided to create that resource and this little blog was born.
True it is a huge task and it will probably take me a long time to complete but I am committed to extending a friendly hand to other moms and their babies!
I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). I also have a master’s of science in engineering, so I try to combine a scientific approach with the motherly love needed to achieve breastfeeding success! I am actively working towards my IBCLC certification in July 2014 and I also do volunteer work as a peer-to-peer breastfeeding counselor with the Nursing Mothers Counsel in Northern California.
I do home visits, private consults (email, phone and skype) and I also teach a Breastfeeding Basics class.
That’s a little bit about me. Why don’t you tell me about you? Why do you love breastfeeding?
Join us at our new South Bay Breastfeeding Support Group!
Every Monday 10am – 12pm @ Tiny Tots Campbell