the MILK lady has arrived!

Ericka enjoying a cruise on the Rhine River in Germany.

Ericka enjoying a cruise on the Rhine River in Germany.

After much preparation, I'm thrilled to share with you that I have begun seeing clients at my new lactation company! Milk Mojo is a private practice in San Antonio, Texas that helps breastfeeding families in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to home visits and group classes, I have implemented provider support services to allow breastfeeding friendly pediatric and OBGYN practices to provide their patients with in office lactation consults.

Let's start off with a little introduction to who I am and why I am blogging. My name is Ericka Patenaude I'm a Registered Nurse (RN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the owner of Milk Mojo and the voice of the new blog for breastfeeding families and professionals, the MILK lady talks.

I began my career as an RN in Germany where my husband and I were stationed for 5 years. Living in Germany, I not only enjoyed some exciting travels but I had the amazing opportunity to work in Labor and Delivery at the largest military hospital overseas. We delivered all the local military babies as well as the high risk military babies of families stationed in places like France, Italy, Turkey and Spain. In 2012, I realized that my passion was found in helping families with breastfeeding and I began working at WIC Overseas providing breastfeeding and nutrition counseling. In 2014, while preparing for a move with the US Air Force back to San Antonio, Texas, I sat for the exam to become an IBCLC. In addition to opening my private practice here, I also work PRN at Methodist hospital to ensure that I stay up-to-date with hospital based nursing practices.

I'm thrilled to begin providing lactation services to the families of San Antonio! I can't wait to work with the other like-minded professionals in the community to build an even stronger breastfeeding supportive community for families and to fulfill the company motto, CONFIDENT MOMS. HAPPY BABIES.™ If you would like to read more about the Milk Mojo Philosophy or what an IBCLC is, you can follow the links to my website. If you need assistance breastfeeding contact me and I'll be more than happy to help.

Through my blog, I'll provide you with breastfeeding tips as well as chat about breastfeeding news, up coming events and really any breastfeeding thoughts that come to my mind. Your feedback and comments are appreciated and encouraged. If there is something you would like to see in my future posts please let me know! I'm excited to see what the future brings and I look forward to talking to you soon.

All the Breast,

the MILK lady