“Patience, conviction, and support”
"Midwives, hospital lactation consultants, and friends told us his latch was good. We were told he was just a slow gainer. But when my sweet, patient, trusting baby started decreasing in the number of wet diapers at 9 weeks old, I knew we needed help immediately.
In one consult, Tatiana diagnosed both an upper and a posterior tongue tie. We got him clipped as quickly as we could. Unfortunately, we had waited so long to find the solution, that my milk supply was permanently decreased.
With patience, conviction, and support, Tatiana helped me maximize what I did have, and we went on to successfully nurse from 10 weeks to almost 3 years old.
I cannot thank Tatiana enough for being so caring and supportive. She is a wealth of resources, and you just know you are in good hands with her."
“Knowledgable, professional, compassionate”
"As a birth doula, I am continuously interacting with mothers and babies. I help out with breastfeeding quite a bit, but sometimes a situation is outside of my scope of practice and/or my knowledge base.
Every family I have referred to Tatiana has been pleased with her. She is absolutely knowledgeable and professional, and is astonishingly compassionate. I never worry when a client has Tatiana on her team.
Tatiana looks at the big picture and works to meet my clients where they are at and makes an individualized plan to get them where they want to go. Baby’s health is never compromised and mother’s recovery is always taken in to account.
I do not hesitate to recommend Tatiana to any family that is in need of breastfeeding information and support."
"I don’t know what would have happened to my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter if Tatiana hadn’t helped us out. I called her a little over a week after my baby was born (after having taken her class a week before she was born). At 11 days, she came to my house and sat with me for an hour. She checked her latch, weight, our position, and talked to me about a condition called DMER that I was experiencing. She recommended we see a pediatrician specializing in lip ties which was a great call. Fixing my baby's tie really changed how she nursed, and her spending that time with me, and being available to me, made the transition into motherhood just a little easier. It was great to know that I had her as an expert and as a support person. She helped me find my confidence as a nursing mother. My baby is now 2 ½ and our breastfeeding relationship is still going strong. I really appreciate what a knowledgeable and compassionate IBCLC Tatiana is."
“I recommend her to everyone I can!”
"Tatiana single-handedly turned my breastfeeding experience around! I had a very hard time getting the hang of nursing my firstborn. After several days, I was cracked and bleeding on both sides, and in excruciating pain with every nursing session. A week after she was born, my daughter had lost a lot of weight, and our pediatrician was threatening to give her emergency supplementation.
My midwife recommended Tatiana and I met with her the next morning. Within an hour, she had figured out the problem and gotten us through our first pain-free nursing session. My daughter started gaining weight rapidly, and we went on to nurse happily for 18 months.
Tatiana always made herself available for follow-up phone calls or questions. She was an invaluable resource. I felt very confident about nursing when my second child was born, and it was such a relief to know that Tatiana would be there if I needed her again. I recommend her to everyone I can!"
“Supportive, caring, and understanding”
"I came to see Tatiana when I was having a hard time breastfeeding. She was willing to spend as much time as I needed and I saw her several times in the first few weeks. She even emailed and texted me along the way.
After a few sessions and watching me and watching me breastfeed, she recommended I see a Dr. who specialized in tongue tie. My own Dr. had examined my daughter and concluded that she had no tongue tie. But Tatiana even noticed in a picture of my daughter that her tongue didn’t touch the roof of her mouth when she cried. So I convinced my doctor to give me a reference to the specialist and he diagnosed her with a mild tongue tie and a high palate.
Without Tatiana, we never would’ve had a proper diagnosis. By this time I had pumped and bottled fed my baby for 6 weeks. Tatiana was so supportive and helpful in getting me a hospital grade pump so I could have a chance to give my baby as much breast milk as I could.
She was supportive, caring, and understanding through my difficult journey, but it all paid off with a healthy and happy 3 year old. Thanks, Tatiana!"
"Induced lactation for adoption"
"Tatiana has consistently shown compassion and knowledge in her profession! My husband and I were provided all the information needed to make an informed decision regarding induced lactation for adoption."
"Still breastfeeding at 13 months and going strong!"
Tatiana helped me so immensely in the beginning stages of breastfeeding my first child at about 5 weeks! She was able to correct our latch which before was so painful, it made it hard to nurse. Right away she was able to see what the issue was and help correct it, and ever since we have had NO issues! Still breastfeeding at 13 months and going strong! Thank you Tatiana!