A mother of four children, Cecily Heslett has many years of experience both breastfeeding and helping others achieve their breastfeeding goals.
Cecily has volunteered as a La Leche League leader since 2002, providing practical support and information to pregnant women and new moms. In 2009, Cecily became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and she is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and the Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA).
Here are some of the kind words which mothers have to say about Cecily:
“I am so grateful for Cecily and the help she provided in those first weeks of breastfeeding. After 7 months I am still breastfeeding successfully, but had it not been for her, I probably would have given up after the first week. She sincerely cared about my well-being, my concerns as a first time mom, and the struggles I faced with breastfeeding. She took the time to listen to the problems I was having and with her help I was able to overcome breastfeeding pain as well as worries of diminishing milk supply. She is patient, attentive, and truly cares about helping me succeed and meeting my breastfeeding goals.” Courtney
“I had called Cecily on day 5 after having a decent start to breastfeeding. I was having a lot of pain and had a large crack in my nipple. Cecily’s professional and caring demeanor calmed me down and I was able to continue breastfeeding in comfort. She was very flexible and talked to me on the phone or came to my house as soon as I needed her. I was so happy to have had Cecily help me to meet my breastfeeding goals. With a subsequent child, I would call Cecily even earlier to avoid problems. She really went above and beyond.” Rosalie
“Cecily was warm, encouraging and empathetic with any questions or concerns that I came to her with. After talking with Cecily, I always felt relieved that a solution was available as I had many stumbling blocks during the first year of my premature son’s life. She was knowledgable and willing to go the extra mile. Helping mothers is so obviously her passion and I am forever grateful to her for helping me successfully breastfeed with confidence.” Lisa
“With having my third child, I was determined to have a successful and enjoyable breastfeeding experience, for both me and my baby. I experienced a lot of difficulty with breastfeeding my first two children, which resulted in a very negative and frustrating 3 months; the point in which I gave up nursing. Baby #3 was born and within a couple weeks I noticed we were headed down the same path of pain during and after feeds and dreading each feed because of it. Feeling frustrated, (this was my 3rd, I should be able to figure this out! – or so I thought) I called Cecily. She was able to give me the knowledge, resources, and encouragement that I needed to turn the situation around. I can honestly say I am now enjoying this breastfeeding experience, as is my baby. I am so thankful I put my pride aside and called Cecily. She is sensitive, compassionate, experienced, knowledgeable, and truly cares about me and my baby.” Vicki