"I can't begin to express how grateful I am for Patty's continued support during the early phase of nursing and during the following months. As a first time mom, I had so many questions and Patty was always so quick to reply to my emails (even the emails written in a panic at 2am!) I would sleep feeling confident that I would have a response in the morning, and I always did! Patty came to our house during the first few weeks, and spent a lot of time with us. Our consultation was completely covered by our insurance! Patty has so much knowledge and support to offer– and is so genuine and sincere! I feel like we came out of everything with a friend. The weekly weigh days were also a wonderful way to check in with Patty and ask any other questions that came up. I always looked forward to those visits. Thank you for all that you do, Patty. You've made a huge difference!"
- Laura C., Ferndale
"Patty has so much knowledge and support to offer– and is so genuine and sincere! I feel like we came out of everything with a friend."
"She gave us all kinds of tips and tricks, answered all our questions, verified that our little girl was getting enough milk, and coached us on the easiest ways to feed."
"Best money I ever spent.......oh wait, it was free because after we paid we submitted the bill to insurance we were reimbursed 100%. There is way too much info to absorb at the hospital, and all we wanted was to get home. I emailed Patty and she came out the next day to help us out. She gave us all kinds of tips and tricks, answered all our questions, verified that our little girl was getting enough milk, and coached us on the easiest ways to feed. Highly recommended guys. Bottom line, it was super helpful, and at least for our insurance plan it was free. Thanks Patty!"
- Trevor G., Bellingham
"I found working with Patty to be great. After a pretty tough breastfeeding experience with my son three years ago, I was flabbergasted, and slightly panicked, when they told me at the hospital earlier this year that the service I'd used before was gone and there was nothing to replace it. Thankfully my family doctor had a flier for Patty's service. I called and made an appointment with her, she came to the house and we talked about the problems I was having. In two weeks I was able to stop supplementing with formula. While that was my goal, I think it's more important that I stopped feeling guilty about the supplementing. Patty's approach is practical and kind. Some breastfeeding advocates view formula as an evil enemy, which just isn't helpful if you feel like keeping your baby healthy and fed depends on it. I would highly recommend seeking Patty's help if you're struggling with breastfeeding."
- Chantee Z., Ferndale
"In two weeks I was able to stop supplementing with formula. While that was my goal, I think it's more important that I stopped feeling guilty about the supplementing. Patty's approach is practical and kind."
"I was in tears and ready to quit breastfeeding all together."
"I was at my wits end with breastfeeding. I had so many questions and concerns in the first two weeks. It is hard to find any nursing resources in Bellingham. My husband found Breasts R Best online after I was in tears and ready to quit breastfeeding all together. I called Patty and she said she could come that afternoon. She arrived and I felt very at ease. She spent two hours with me and my baby answering all of my questions and giving my advice and encouragement. It was extremely reassuring. She was kind and professional. After her visit, she said she would call and check on our progress but I had questions sooner so I emailed her. She replied to my email very quickly and gave a long detailed response. It doesn't end there. We continued communicating both by email and phone call for the next week after her visit. I continued to have questions and concerns and she was very helpful and reassuring. I can't say enough wonderful things about Patty! She could very well be the difference in my baby getting breastfed and not bottle-fed. If you have any reason to use a lactation nurse, I highly suggest using her!"
- J.B., Bellingham
"I was in the market for a lactation consultant after concern expressed by our pediatrician. That's how I found Patty. I got a very prompt email response & we shared some info. We had a phone chat & scheduled an appointment. From her first step into the house, it was a very comfortable situation. We have felt with our share of nurses, to include a few home visits in my son's first week of life, but Patty was just different. It didn't feel like a 'nurse visit'. We continued with our apt & not only did she leave me notes, she offered to call our pediatrician and discuss the visit with them. It was a huge relief to have her assistance & support, as well as having her make the call. This way nothing would get lost in communication. As a first time mom I have plenty to worry about, so it was very nice to have her offer to make the call. I hope to see Breasts R Best become a well known name in the county. In so many mama groups I'm in there are questions about breastfeeding & until very recently, options for assistance from somebody so qualified, were basically non existent. Way to go Patty, and thank you for all your efforts to launch Breasts R Best!"
- Kristi M., Custer
"From her first step into the house, it was a very comfortable situation. We have felt with our share of nurses, to include a few home visits in my son's first week of life, but Patty was just different. It didn't feel like a 'nurse visit'."
"I feel so much more confident about breastfeeding & will use her suggestions to keep having successful feedings."
"I am a first time mom to a 3 month old boy. We were having trouble breastfeeding & I desperately needed help so I got online & found Patty. I emailed her my concerns & she quickly got back to me. We set up an in-home meeting to where she observed, offered suggestions & help with different feeding positions as well as weighed my son before & after feeding to get an accurate milk intake. Our meeting lasted just a little over an hour, but well worth every minute. Patty was very professional, easy to talk to, & very helpful plus she drove all the way to Sumas to meet with us which I felt was amazing! I feel so much more confident about breastfeeding & will use her suggestions to keep having successful feedings. I highly recommend Patty to anyone having trouble or to anyone who just wants a few new suggestions. She's great! We're very happy!"