Today we’d like to introduce you to Sophia Taylor.
Hi Sophia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
After 2 years of providing breastfeeding advice in the office, I am branching beyond the clinical setting of Lactation Counseling and reaching families in their familiar atmospheres. I started my career in healthcare in 2012 when I became a CNA, which led me to go back to school to become a Nurse. Working in pediatrics, I have access to families that genuinely want and need to breastfeed their children and offer a healthier and natural alternative to their baby. I breastfed my 4 daughters for 8 years, with many tears, trials, errors, and successes. So to provide my clients with the tools and advice I wished I was offered when breastfeeding my daughters, I enrolled in a course to become a Certified Lactation Counselor. I believe this was one of the best decisions I have made.
Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t been a smooth journey simply because, above all else, I am a wife and mother. Finding a balance has often been a struggle, but the sky’s the limit when you have a good team and support system. My family believes in me, so my gift back to them is being an example that you can reach your goals but also find time for what matters most, and that is family.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Relatable Lactation?
I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and Pediatric Nurse, providing families of the Triangle and surrounding areas with access to a warmer, gentler approach to meeting their breastfeeding goals. My goal as a counselor is to guide and advise mothers who feel like they are struggling to obtain a good latch and have milk supply issues. I give guidance to moms who need that extra push of encouragement, and I educate moms on the importance of self-care between caring for their newborns to maintain and sustain a healthy breastfeeding experience and a healthy relationship between mom and baby. I offer online consulting sessions Monday through Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I offer in-home counseling. I am active on Instagram, providing tips and tricks to help make breastfeeding easier. Clients can book appointments via my website relatable-lactation.com and subscribe to receive emails to stay up to date on upcoming events I will be hosting around the triangle area.
Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Risk-taking is beautiful when you stay on the path set before you. The path may not always be straight, but how would you know the adventure of the path if you never took the risk and walked down it. Taking risks opens you up to new ideas and opportunities that you otherwise would not have had exposure to without that risky leap of faith.
Becki De La Rosa