My name is Anna Duhon, and I am a registered nurse and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) with 8 years experience working with new moms and babies as a postpartum/nursery and a Neonatal ICU nurse. I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. My family and I have spent 9 years away from the Acadiana area, pursuing our careers and and are loving being HOME! I am very excited to bring my knowledge and share my passion back with my beloved community.
I like to tell people my passion for helping moms breastfeed found me. Although I spent several years teaching new moms how to breastfeed at the bedside, my desire to know and learn more came after breastfeeding my own son and encountering many obstacles. I relied heavily on the support of my husband and the wonderful lactation consultants I was fortunate to have worked with. I often would ask, "What does the average person do when they have breastfeeding struggles?" I had several lactation consultants on speed dial just because of where I worked, and trust me, I called on them often. I thought I knew a lot about breastfeeding at the time I had my son, but I was very wrong.
My own experiences and challenges with breastfeeding sparked a desire in me to learn everything I could about breastfeeding, so that I could help other moms reach their feeding goals. I wanted to be able to be an advocate and support line for the many families I encountered who were going through difficult times or were also very passionate about breast feeding their baby; so here we are!
I pride myself on being non-judgmental and pressure-free in helping you reach your feeding goals. Whether that means exclusively breastfeeding, exclusively pumping, bottle feeding, formula feeding, at-the-breast supplementation, or a combination of them. Breastfeeding can be a wonderful experience, but also very difficult and stressful at times. I hope to be a support system you can rely on when you need reassurance or assistance in reaching your feeding goals.
Common Consultation Questions and Concerns
If you have received conflicting advice, discouragement about breastfeeding, or have feelings of stress and anxiety around feeding, I can address these concerns.