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Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being

Miriam Makeba

Melody is a BADT (Birthing Advocacy Doula Training) trained and certified mother of 5 who fell into the wonderful world of birthwork and support over 20 years ago and has never looked back.  She was inspired to become a Certified Lactation Consultant and doula determined to serve disenfranchised women after partnering with a wonderful organization in Boston called the Vital Village Network and the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition.

 

Having nursed her own 5 children with little to no support with the challenges she faced and having had very traumatic birth experiences of her own, Melody is very familiar with the complexities of breastfeeding and birthing and wanted to use herself and her experiences to help and inspire, inform and encourage other mothers.

 

While she has over 20 years of cumulative, practical breastfeeding support and doula experience, she has been providing professional breastfeeding support and counseling since 2016.  She began her path to becoming a professional, certified doula in 2018.  Melody is committed to providing moms with the tools and confidence they need to have the birthing experience they want to have and to overcome breastfeeding obstacles and meet their breastfeeding goals by any means necessary.

 

A certified yogi in Vinyasa, Melody brings calm and reassurance to the birthing experience.

 

In addition to being a doula and providing breastfeeding support and counseling, Melody has been a public speaker in the world of lactation.  Melody has been a featured speaker at the CDC’s USBC annual conference, Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition’s yearly Breastfeeding in the Baystate conference, Vital Village Network under the auspices of Boston Medical Center's annual leadership conference and more.