After my c-section my son had many beginning issues with latching, etc. Sharon offered the right amount of empathy and encouragement and understood what I was going through. I really didn't believe that I could breastfeed at all before our first appointment, but in the end, because of her support, education and encouragement I breastfed my son past the 1 year mark! Throughout my first year, Sharon was always there to offer information and advice concerning pumping while I was away from my child, and helped me reach the right physician when I was concerned about a lump in my breast. After a breast cancer scare she was there for me when I had to have a biopsy as well (which unfortunately resulted in mastitis, which she also helped me through!). I am happy to say I am cancer free, and I am also still happily breastfeeding my toddler-- against all odds! Not only is Sharon an endless source of knowledge, but she is a true friend who CARES! Her heart and soul and passion for what she does always shines through! My family and I are SO thankful she came into our lives!
Posted: 7/14/2011 • Link to this review
While I was pregnant we took the breastfeeding class with Sharon Birdseye of Lactation Consultants of Atlanta. She has over 20 years of experience and her class was very informative. Additionally, after giving birth and being uncertain if my daughter was feeding properly and feeling very discouraged, we called Sharon and she was able to stop by the same day we called her as she saw how frustrated and upset I was. She came over and spent a few hours working with me and my daughter until I felt comfortable enough to have faith in myself. It was with her help that I can say that I did not give up on breastfeeding and it has been going wonderfully ever since. She also made sure she was available for calls whenever I needed her and made me promise that I check in with her in a few days to let her know how things were going. I also referred her to a friend who was about to give up on breastfeeding and she helped her through it. Her calm demeanor is great and I highly recommend her and her practice.
Posted: 10/04/2008 • Link to this review