NICU Mom Shares Her Story


It is not uncommon in our society to hear all of the war stories of women as they endeavor into birth and postpartum. It is often used as a badge of honor of some kind. In reality, I am confident that each person just wants their story to be heard. They want to be validated, seen, and held in a safe space. 

Talking to someone about their journey can evoke so many emotions for someone. Sheree was such a brave warrior in working with me to share her story. She has a passion for making sure that people become educated. 

It was such an honor to chat this through and hear her story. Take time to learn from a California local mama about her NICU story.

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Exclusively Pumping 101 Course

Meet Latasha, 

Your instructor for our Exclusively Pumping Course!

“Hi! I’m Latasha, born and raised in Northern CA. I became a wife in 08 and a mom in 09 but my introduction to motherhood and breastfeeding was not what I had hoped. My son spent time in the NICU and I was handed a breast pump with little guidance or instruction. Very discouraging! 

In 2015 I delivered a little girl as a surrogate and pumped again, this time by choice. I researched and explored and essentially had to teach myself the ins and outs of exclusively pumping, but I succeeded for 25 months and weaned to carry a second girl for the same couple. She was born in 2019 and I’m still pumping! 

Discouraged by the lack of info out there but encouraged to be part of the solution, I created a group for pumping surrogates in 2018 and became a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) through UC San Diego in 2019. I’ve just completed their Pathway 2 program to qualify...
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