Zoe Le Good

AKA Le Good (enough) Mama

I strongly believe that parents are meant to have more support in feeding their babies than our society provides.  Most of us need help in learning how to feed our infants. Parenting is hard work and can be a huge adjustment, when nursing is challenging, it can feel overwhelmingly difficult and upsetting. I will help you find your confidence in feeding your baby by resolving the issues you are experiencing and supporting you. The mark of success in my work is when you don't need me anymore, usually this is just one appointment with email/text follow-up (which is included in the appointment fee).

What brought me to this work

When I had my first, I was surprised at how overwhelming and difficult the 'fourth trimester' was. I was completely overwhelmed and found myself struggling; I felt alone and like I was a failure. I had an extremely hard time breastfeeding in the beginning and hired a lactation consultant who worked with us for the first three weeks after birth. I was also diagnosed with Postpartum depression and anxiety. From many conversations with other parents I realized I was not alone and needed to get support.

I managed to find the right combination of compassionate people and services to help support me but it was challenging. After I had my second I found myself experiencing new challenges particular to having more than one child. Once again I enlisted the help from the same support systems, but much earlier, and found I was able to cope better the second time around.

Training

In March 2016, I completed the DONA Postpartum Doula training at the Simkin Centre at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA.

In June 2016, I completed the Perinatal Support Skills and Group Facilitator Training at Pacific Post Partum Support Society in Burnaby, BC.

In the fall of 2016, I completed the Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Providers and I am mentoring with two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants to complete my clinical hours and become a certified Lactation Consultant.