“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...