When Cara, my saviour, first came to my place I was very surprised with how comfortable I felt.
After 5 days of ‘breastfeeding boot camp’ I was discharged from hospital with my bundle of joy and what I thought was my new best friend, a nipple shield. Being a first time mum I thought it was natural for a baby to cry all day and all night, not sleep anywhere but in my arms and constantly need to be fed. We thought it was wind or colic then our Dr gave us Zantac in case it was reflux and still she just cried.
We finally decided to try some formula and BINGO she chugged it down like I had never fed her before. Then it was my turn to start crying. I felt like a failure who had deprived my baby for 3 weeks because I never thought that perhaps it was me who didn’t have milk. My baby would only latch on with the nipple shield and wasn’t allowing any skin on skin contact and as a result I had a low supply.
After a few months of my baby not gaining enough weight, I was advised at that point by various professionals to try switching to formula. When Cara, my saviour, first came to my place I was very surprised with how comfortable I felt. I wasn’t being judged or blamed I was just talking with another mum who knew how to help me. Cara sat and created a plan for me and then stayed to watch me try it out with my baby.
She called me that night to see how I was going and then again a few days later. I can’t begin to explain how amazing the support felt and the fact that I was comfortable enough to call Cara with any questions I had. I took all the ideas and techniques Cara had given me and I am very proud to say that 12 months later I am still feeding my princess and thanks to Cara it is stress free experience I look forward to each day.
This small space is not enough to fully express what Cara has done for me and my baby.
This small space is not enough to fully express what Cara has done for me and my baby. My son lost a lot of weight in the first few days of his life because of poor latch-on and low milk supply. Cara’s patience and expertise helped us immeasurably, and now we’re back on track. She introduced me to the supplemental nursing system and I’ve told many friends about it. Her compassion, love, knowledge and devotion helped me through a very difficult time. At every feed I thank G-d for Cara’s help!
Cara was fantastic with our baby.
Cara was fantastic with our baby. She has a warm, kind and caring attitude and made herself available to answer our concerns by phone or email. We wouldn’t hesitate to hire her services again.
It was my first baby and I really had felt lost before Cara Suttner calmly walked me through it.
After reading so much about the importance of getting breastfeeding off to the right start, I decided to ask Cara to come to the hospital on day one to teach me the basics with my baby girl. She was so patient, demonstrating and getting me to try different positions that I would be comfortable feeding in. This gave me so much confidence, it was my first baby and I really had felt lost before she calmly walked me through it.
Cara Suttner made the post surgical care less stressful and put our minds at ease.
From the moment we met Cara there was a sense of clam in the room. Our little boy responded straight away to her sensitive, caring approach. Cara provided post surgical care and also lactation advise. She made the post surgical care less stressful and put our minds at ease with follow up visits and phone calls.
As a second time mom I thought breastfeeding would be just the same but I encountered problems which Cara helped me through. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Cara’s services. She is a lovely, caring, professional lady… everything a sleep deprived mom needs.
Cara Suttner listened to my concerns and collaboratively worked with me to address them all in a way that best suited my needs.
I was recently having difficulty with my milk supply and was worried that after 9 months of breastfeeding I would have to stop breastfeeding my son even though I had planned to continue till 12 months of age. Cara provided me with a wealth of support and knowledge and through her guidance and advice I am still successfully breastfeeding. Cara listened to my concerns and collaboratively worked with me to address them all in a way that best suited my needs. Thank you Cara!
I felt both my baby and I benefited from having Cara Suttner and helping us through this challenging time.
Cara was the most caring, friendly and warm lactation consultant I could have asked for. She was patient and gentle. At this sensitive time she was understanding and non judgemental. I felt both my baby and I benefited from having her and helping us through this challenging time. Thank you Cara!
Cara Suttner was my life-line throughout that period and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to any new mother.
I had a very hard first few weeks after the birth of our son due to an oversupply of milk. I suffered with intensely painful let down reflexes, engorgement and recurring milk duct blockages bordering on mastitis. Although after five weeks of attempts I ended up unable to directly breastfeed, I felt tremendously supported throughout this experience.
Cara was with me every step of the way, practically living at our house. Any obstacle we encountered was addressed with sensitivity, encouragement and a well thought out approach. She was my life-line throughout that period and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to any new mother.
I honestly believe that without Cara Suttner’s help, I may have become discouraged and given up.
Cara has assisted me with a range of issues while breastfeeding my now 11-month old daughter. She provided me with a variety of strategies to help my daughter to properly latch on during the early weeks. I was in a lot of pain, and when something didn’t work, Cara always had another idea to try. Her bedside manner is fantastic — she is calm, flexible and empathetic to the concerns and insecurities of new mothers.
Cara also helped me when returning to work part-time while my daughter was 51/2 months and exclusively breastfed. She worked with me to figure out how and when to express milk at work, as well as how to maintain my supply. I really appreciated her nonjudgmental attitude when discussing different options.
I have always had a strong desire to breastfeed, but I honestly believe that without Cara’s help, I may have become discouraged and given up. Cara is responsible in many ways for the positive relationship that I have built with my daughter through breastfeeding.