Hello, my name is Aditi and I love helping mothers succeed with their breastfeeding goals! What makes me different than most lactation specialist is that I don't think breastfeeding is for everyone and I support the mother no matter how short or long she decides to breastfeed. No judgements here.
I began my medical practice in 1998 as a Respiratory Therapists and decided I preferred working with milk than phlegm, so I became a Certified Lactation Education Counselor. I went to college in San Diego California, shortly after getting married at the age of 23 we relocated to the midwest. Chicago was beautiful for the 7 years we lived there, after a job transfer to Grand Rapids Michigan we endured the snow and cold for yet another 6 years.
Our first beautiful baby was born in 2010, and within hours I faced challenges with nursing. Her cranial bones had shifted during birth and were compressing a nerve near her jaw causing her not to be able to latch properly. We were blessed to have a DO perform some CranioSacral techniques on her and within the hour she was good to go! Our breastfeeding journey was accompanied by a weekly support group and lasted 19 months, when she decided to self wean on her own.
In 2012 we finally found the warmth and thawed out in St. George, Utah. Just a few months after we arrived I found out we were expecting our second bundle of joy! At this point I had developed a passion for nursing, for natural ways and for helping others reach their goals and find meaning to motherhood.
Free2Feed, a local motherhood support group evolved. It became a non-profit 501(c)(3) and has over the years reached and helped well over 4000 mothers in our community. As the founder and CEO of this philanthropic organization, I found myself volunteering many many hours to helping mothers with breastfeeding issues.
I later found myself pursing to become a lactation specialist. Since then, now nearly 10 years later, I am passionately learning more and more in this amazingly delicate area of a mothers life....
My vision is to help one mother at a time with LOVE.