Hi! I’m Andrea Tran

I’m a lactation consultant.

 

I have been helping moms with

breastfeeding for over 24 years!

 

 

Welcome to Breastfeeding Confidential!

Are you overwhelmed with conflicting information about breastfeeding on the internet and Facebook?

Are you looking for a place that provides research-based information? Information from someone who has a wealth of experience helping breastfeeding moms?

Are you looking for a judgement-free zone?

Then you have come to the right place!

Why I started Breastfeeding Confidential:

I believe, unequivocally, that breastfeeding is important.

I believe that breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby.

I believe that moms do the best they can with the information they have. Moms should not be judged for those decisions.

I believe that moms do not get enough support to help them through the challenging times and that is usually the reason they don’t reach their goals, or even start breastfeeding in the first place.

This is an inclusive, accepting and non-judgmental place.

My Background:

I am a registered nurse and an IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. 

I have a BSN, and an MA in Health and Wellness with a Focus in Lactation.

I worked for 24 years at a community hospital. I was the program coordinator of our lactation program for 12 of the 24 years. I provided education to my patients, the staff, medical students and our physicians. I mentored many lactation consultants. 

Teaching is one of my favorite parts of my job.

My clinical experience:

  • I help moms and babies get started breastfeeding.
  • I see outpatients throughout the time that a baby breastfeeds.
  • I help moms on a telephone.
  • I teach breastfeeding classes.
  • One of my proudest achievements was starting and facilitating a breastfeeding support group.
  • I help moms with
    • Sore nipples
    • Low milk supply
    • Oversupply
    • Breast pain due to clogged ducts, mastitis and abscess
    • Going back to work
    • Twins
    • Pumping problems

If you have a problem or concern with breastfeeding, chances are very good that I’ve had experience with it.

I also provide help and education on an informal basis. I have answered questions about breastfeeding:

  • While putting gas in my car
  • At the gym
  • On airplanes
  • At dinner parties
  • For friends who are new grandmas who want to help their daughters and daughters-in-law with breastfeeding

One of the most memorable times I did breastfeeding education was when I was stopped at a stop light and car full of guys in their early 20’s in the car next to me asked me about a my window sticker about breastfeeding.

I started Breastfeeding Confidential because I love helping moms breastfeed!

I love the moments when I have helped a baby latch on for the first time, and the look on a mom’s face when that happens.

I love when after I have met with a mom, she tells me our session was helpful.

I love helping moms work through the challenges of breastfeeding and come out on the other side.

I grieve with those moms who come to the decision that breastfeeding is not working and they decide to end their breastfeeding journey sooner than they had wanted to.

There is rarely one right way of doing things, and breastfeeding is an ever-changing experience as your baby grows and changes.

I would love to help you with your journey.

I have been married for 39 years.

These are our three children, Nicholas, Susie and Patrick.

They were all breastfed. I had breastfeeding challenges with all three. 

 I welcome your feedback!

If you have a question or don’t agree with something I said, feel free to post it in the comments or Contact Me.

Get One on One Professional Help with Your Breastfeeding Problems, Concerns, and Questions!

 

Video chat with me in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Get personalized help.

Choose a day and time that works for you.

This is me standing next to our plaque when the hospital where I worked got our Baby Friendly designation. It was one of my proudest professional accomplishments.

Pin It on Pinterest