We had an amazing experience with Jacqueline! Shortly after having my second baby, we walked through almost the same story as my first – NICU stay with extremely high jaundice, having to supplement because of jaundice level, baby not maintaining deep latch without cross cradle position, concentrated urine, days in between stools, super gassy, mild reflux, low supply, not gaining weight adequately, etc. Despite taking some supplements and pumping, I thought I was one of the 1% of women with low milk supply. However, I decided to reach out to a lactation consultant to see if I was missing anything. Jacqueline came to my house the following day and worked with us. Despite having a good latch in cross cradle, baby was still not urinating and stooling adequately. Jacqueline discovered that my little one had both a posterior tongue tie and lip tie! I had assessed both of my babies for tongue ties and knew (or so I thought) that they didn’t have one. However, I had never heard of a posterior tie or lip tie! We were able to get my little one’s ties released that week and began a journey of nursing, pumping, and taking many supplements to try to increase my supply! It was a lot of work, but thankfully releasing the tongue and lip ties, allowed my little one to latch better and begin to nurse beautifully! Unfortunately, I was unable to get my supply up, however, I was able to use the SNS (supplemental nursing system) – something that I was unable to do prior to the tie releases! We have discovered since, that my toddler also has a posterior tongue tie and lip tie, which completely explains the issues we had with him as well! Jacqueline worked with me so much those first few months! She helped me navigate through trying to build my milk supply, trying various supplements and homeopathic remedies, pumping, weighted feedings, etc. We are 6 months out now and still exclusively nursing with the SNS! I’m tearing up as I write this, because I’m SO grateful for Jacqueline helping us have a beautiful breastfeeding experience (despite my low supply and having to use the SNS)! I am forever grateful for her and highly recommend her!!
/ M.M. -- Satisfied client /
I just wanted to take a moment and say how absolutely grateful I am to have Jacqueline Kincer’s help. She helped diagnose my son’s lip and tongue ties, assisted in getting the revisions done at the same time, repeatedly checking on his progress and working on his latch, and so much more. Yes, these are all duties of any ibclc, but what sets her apart is her genuine passion about breastfeeding and her gentle love and care for her clients – both baby and momma. We’ve come so far since the birth of my son two months ago, and I couldn’t have asked for someone more compassionate and knowledgeable than her. Don’t ever be afraid to reach out for help, especially to such an absolutely wonderful individual.
/ A.B. -- Satisfied client /
Jacqueline is a beacon of light in the darkness. I was struggling with my second child, who ate well, but endlessly. I just knew in my gut something wasn’t right, and knew Jacqueline was just the person who could help. She really knows her stuff, and has been a true joy to work with. She helped diagnose my daughter’s Eiffel Tower tie, and was instrumental in helping me get it revised, along with recommending the OH SO NEEDED follow up body work to pull everything together and reach the best outcome possible. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with feeding issues; she is a sweet soul who truly cares about her clients and loves to see mothers succeed and babies thrive.
/ M.C. -- Satisfied client /
Having my first baby I assumed that breastfeeding would be a breeze, I mean everyone made it look that way! It was so much more challenging than I had thought. I initially tried to get help from the lactation consultant at the hospital but only found myself frustrated as she tried to make me fit a cookie cutter mold and forced my baby to feed and latch. It was not helpful. Jacqueline was polar opposite. First off, coming to my home helped me to be far more relaxed as she worked with us in our environment. She also weighs the baby before and after feeding so that you know how much they’re actually eating. This really helped to put me at ease to know that he’s getting what he needs. I think my favorite part about Jacqueline is how knowledgeable she is about the body and overall health of the baby. She is a true expert in her field! Additionally she makes herself available to you for questions and concerns which is really helpful and comforting. Dealing with a tongue tie and upper lip tie, we had a challenging and frustrating few weeks, but Jacqueline truly helped to make the process easier and educate me in how to best help my baby.
/ R.D. -- Satisfied client /
First time mom here. I had my baby in January and through gritted teeth (and maybe some swears) I painfully breastfed my little girl. I just thought that’s how it was supposed to be! I was exclusively pumping for almost a month because it was so painful. But then I was referred to Jacqueline and she discovered right away that my baby had both tongue AND lip ties. We had procedures done to fix the ties and now here we are, my baby is 4 months old and nursing like a champ, no pain. I’m glad Jacqueline was there to find our problems and reassure us that breastfeeding is NOT supposed to be painful. She also taught me what a good latch looks like. Without her help I wouldn’t be breastfeeding now.
/ A.G. -- Satisfied client /
Jacqueline is so knowledgeable! Breastfeeding my first baby came very easily and I had no problems, so I was surprised when I got mastitis and a recurring clogged duct with my second baby. She was able to come to me the next day and gave me a lot of helpful advice including homeopathic remedies which saved me from getting mastitis again! She also checked my baby for ties. I really loved that she had her own baby with her because she could demonstrate using a real and wiggly baby. Jacqueline has a special strong and calm energy she brings with her and I instantly lost my flustered feelings when she arrived.
/ K.P. -- Satisfied client /
While tandem nursing I developed a terrible dental abscess related to my wisdom teeth coming in on an incorrect angle. Not only did I need to resolve the abscess, but I was also faced with dental extraction within the OR under heavy sedation. While the dental team I was dealing with advised me that I would need to stop nursing immediately and forever, Jacqueline provided me support, guidance and plenty of evidence based articles and advice for options for ensuring that even if a temporary cessation of nursing was needed, how my babies and I could continue our nursing relationship and what drugs were in fact safe to take while nursing.
So, in the end this not only allowed me to continue nursing my nurslings but educated my dental specialists who were thankful for the newly obtained knowledge. All of us involved a great understanding of how breastfeeding and certain medications interact as well as the alternatives available to women who may need to temporarily stop nursing due to drug interactions.