The woman behind "Empowered Postpartum" and her mission
"Organic Options for the Progressive Parent"
My goal is to empower parents by providing them with all the tools and resources needed to make their own decisions about how they would like to raise their family. I am here to cater to each parent and child's specific needs throughout the birthing year and their postpartum transition. With a combination of eastern and western practices, I provide traditional healing options with current science and research to bring balance to the new family.
Michelle Hudasko BS, IBCLC
After over 10 years as a nanny, I honed my infant care skills and broadened my services to include support for parents as well. As a postpartum doula, I had the platform to offer more comprehensive care and education to new families. It was in this role that I began to take notice of the unfortunate lack of breastfeeding, infant feeding, and lactation support postpartum.
My growing concern about the impact this was ultimately having on infant and parent physical and mental health is what lead me to pursue a career as an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).
After passing the IBCLC exam, I spent some time employed at a busy 501c3 non-profit outpatient center in the Philadelphia area. Each and every family that I've had the pleasure of working with so far, has inspired and motivated me.
I enjoy contributing to local breastfeeding associations. I am currently serving as the Secretary on the board of directors for PRO-LC (the Pennsylvania Resource Organization for Lactation Consultants), a 501c3 non-profit.
Full of passion and drive to search for better maternal/parent/infant mental health support, I enrolled at Immaculata University. I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. Shortly after being inducted into the University's Honor Society, Beta Mu (a Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota), I was elected to serve on their leadership board as Secretary and Treasurer. Through this platform, I have begun to pursue research pertaining to infant oral aversions and feeding refusals from breast, bottle, and spoon. I'm excited to share my work with you soon!
My intention is to offer holistic postpartum support to families of all shapes, colors, and sizes. By nurturing your mind, baby, and breasts/chests, I hope to help you in navigating the waters of parenthood until you can find what works best for you and your family.
The idea behind Empowered Postpartum was to offer unbiased support in three very important areas of each family's lives. It is crucial to be conscious of your mind, baby, and breasts/chests collectively for optimal postpartum wellness.
Postpartum is meant to be a time for healing, rest, bonding, and transition. I saw a need for evidence based, clinical support that was catered to individual family's choices and needs, and am working diligently to provide that to my clients. It has encouraged me to broaden my resources and extend my scope. I draw on my lactation education without any hidden agenda. My goal is to "meet you where you are" while offering evidence based advice as needed.