Autumn was a godsend for me! Even after successfully breastfeeding two babies, I had some major difficulties with my third. Autumn helped me every step of the way. She was a wealth of knowledge and resources, and a strong source of emotional support when I needed it most. She is caring, compassionate, and determined to help in every way possible. She got me through one of the biggest physical and emotional hurdles I have ever experienced in life, and 10 months later.. baby is still breastfeeding strongly! I can’t thank you enough, Autumn!
When my daughter was born she wasn’t latching properly. I was a terrified new mom, not able to feed my own newborn baby and I didn’t know where to begin. Autumn was the only Lactation Consultant who would come to us on such short notice and help us out. Her empathy for our situation during this time continued long past our first encounter. Still, any time I have a question, I feel comfortable reaching out to her and am always very confident in her advice. She is extremely knowledgeable, very reliable, and dedicated to helping and educating families about nursing. I can honestly say I don’t know what I would have done without her during probably the most vulnerable time in my life. I am very picky about who I refer my patients to and I never hesitate referring them to Autumn. I know they will be well informed and most importantly well taken care of by someone who works from the heart. I now have a beautiful and chunky 7mo daughter who is still nursing, and I owe that to Autumn
My name is Jamie and I am a mother to 5 kids. I had my last baby in March of 2017. I nursed my other children without a problem or concern however my new son had a painful latch and wasn’t gaining weight very fast. I researched it online and talked to the lactation lady at the hospital. She referred me to Autumn Wake as her 1st choice. I called her and left a message. She called me back right away and talked with me for quite awhile. I was very relieved to get some answers. Even though her schedule was full she moved things around and got me in within a few days. She was awesome!! She put my mind at ease and took the stress away. I felt very comfortable with her and confident in her advice. She is easy to talk to and has the answers! She has kept in touch to check on me (again pretty awesome). I am so grateful for her and I would highly recommend her to anyone with any questions or concerns.
Autumn Wake is an outstanding lactation consultant that I would recommend to all my friends and family. It was right before I was about to give up on breastfeeding, that I found Autumn, without her I would have stopped after struggling with it for three months. My son could not tolerate dairy and hated using bottles plus he wasn’t gaining weight while I was breastfeeding him, so I knew something was wrong. Autumn was incredibly knowledgeable and had a good idea of what my son’s issue was, even before we meet in person. At my first appointment I felt very comfortable and trusted her right away. She was able to determine what was wrong with our breastfeeding process in that same appointment and gave me referrals to the appropriate doctors. Autumn also had equipment that allowed me to continue breastfeeding and adding supplemental breast milk to the process, helping my baby get more milk each feeding. Just days after my first meeting with her, my son was already gaining weight and drinking more than he had before. It was like night and day. Due to my son not getting enough milk, he was feeding for forty-five minutes at a time but after meeting with Autumn he quickly reducing his nursing down to less than thirty minutes. The process took a few weeks but after seeing the doctor she referred me to and the guidance and consulting with Autumn, breastfeeding was no longer the challenge that it once was and it just felt natural and easy. Thanks to Autumn, I was able to breastfeed my son until he was two years old! My previous goal was six months and I completely surpassed that with her help. She even check in with me often and was always ready to help if I needed her. Autumn is amazing and I am forever grateful for her help!
I was given Autumn’s contact info from a friend while I was still pregnant as a “just in case”. I started having issues with my son’s latch from day 1 at the hospital and it only got worse once I got home. I texted Autumn for help very early on and she came to the rescue! I was feeling the baby blues hard but Autumn was so supportive and encouraging with different options to continue breastfeeding without the pain I was feeling and helped get me set-up with the right team to help my son with the multiple issues (torticollis, tongue and lip ties) that were contributing to our struggle. My dream of exclusively breastfeeding is fulfilled thanks to Autumn’s extensive knowledge and outside resource contacts for issues she can’t fix and I truly can’t thank her enough! I have already recommended Autumn to my sister-in-law who recently gave birth and was going through her own breastfeeding struggles. Autumn is AMAZING and I will continue to send my friends and family to her!!!!
After my baby was born, he latched on right away. Things were good the next couple of times after that as well. Turns out, things aren’t always as easy as they seem. The latching became troublesome and thanks to the referral from my midwife, I found Autumn. She was at my house two days after my baby was born. Right away I was able to rent a professional hospital-grade pump. She showed me some tricks using a nipple shield and a small tube with a syringe and how to feed the baby pumped milk from a small silicone cup. She also referred me to a local pediatric chiropractor who was able to loosen my baby’s tight neck and that’s when his tongue and lip tie were discovered. I had only learned about such a thing a couple of months earlier. My baby boy had the problems fixed with a laser. All the while I was still meeting with Autumn. She had me take videos and showed me stretches to perform in his mouth. It was hard to keep going, as the pain seemed unbearable. I even saw a meme that had four squares that read: pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, or sleepless nights, which is the worst? For me, I would have to say breastfeeding because the pain lasted weeks for me while labor was over in 14 hours (and I had a home birth!). Autumn helped me push through it although many people told me they would’ve given up by then. It is not in my nature to give up and I’m so glad I am still at it today because I am now feeding my baby what’s best for him without any pain. I love the bonding I get to have with my baby while breastfeeding him. Thank you, Autumn! You helped change my life for the better!