When I first started this blog in early 2017, I called it A Gilbert Kind of Life. To me, that name seemed suitable, after all – my last name is Gilbert. Unfortunately, as time moved along, I came to realize that this name did not suit my blog, nor my purpose at all. After reflection and conversation with fellow bloggers, I have revamped and rebranded to Milk and Hugs, a name that reflects a new focus on Parenting and Breastfeeding.
While I will still blog and post about all things parenting, you will see sections develop over the coming months that focus strictly on Breastfeeding. As a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor, this is not only my passion, it is my area of expertise.
Breastfeeding, while natural, often does not come naturally. Many mothers struggle in the first few hours, weeks or even months of this exciting new journey. It is my goal and my hearts desire to ease this transition and make that journey as easy, and painless, as possible.
I offer support, information, education, tips and breastfeeding advice. And while I am a strong Breastfeeding Advocate, my support, advice and services are non-judgmental. If you choose to breastfeed, great! I can offer help. If you choose NOT to breastfeed, great! I can offer to help you choose alternative methods like formula or donor milk. If you choose to exclusively pump, great! I can help direct you to a pump that might suit your needs and offer methods that may increase pump output. If you choose a combination of all of the above? Great! There will be information aplenty for you here too.
At the end of the day, we are all parents who want the best for our children.
If you have suggestions for the site, sections you wish to see or if you would like to collaborate on a post, please contact me. I would love to speak to you!
Thank you for visiting, please be sure to check back often as the site will be growing and changing daily.