Hello! I am Rebecca (Becky) Antaya, of Nourished Beginnings, LLC.
A little bit about myself...
Being a mom changed my life. If you found my website, chances are you either are a parent or are about to become one. I am here to tell you that the journey is amazing, stressful, joyful and tiring. But fear not my friend, you can do this!
So what makes me qualified to help you on your parenting journey?
My first profession has been as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). I have been working in West Michigan with infants, women, and children since 2001. Through this mission I discovered a passion to help breastfeeding families which in turn, developed into certification as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
As a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, I learned the importance of positive feeding experiences. My own struggles breastfeeding and battling undiagnosed postpartum depression have developed me into a strong advocate for postpartum support. As a working mom, I also learned the need for a breastfeeding community of support and of course, pumping and feeding schedules.
I believe in nourishing families, emotionally and physically, so that they may enjoy and discover every moment of their young child’s life. No matter how a family chooses to feed their baby, breast, bottle or both, all feeding scenarios deserve love and respect.
During my free time (however limited it is) I enjoy cycling, reading, sewing and all things crafty. I also love Michigan! I can often be seen walking the shorelines in hunt of treasures.
I can't wait to meet you and help you be successful with your breastfeeding or nutrition goals!!!
Breastfeeding Support and Help
Babies and mothers are most comfortable in their own environment. And let's face it, West Michigan weather can be pretty unpredictable. Stay comfortable in your own home and I will bring my expertise to you! Not your thing? Let's meet somewhere else! See fee schedule here.
Service area includes Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Jenison, Hudsonville, Allendale, Grand Rapids Metro Area and Lakeshore Areas.
I am an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Plain Engish??? This means I am a breastfeeding expert (yay)! I provide compassionate, unbiased, medically evidenced support and education. Let me know how I can help. See fee schedule here.
We can all use a little support from friends from time to time. Find encouragement and professional breastfeeding tips at my FREE support group meeting on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:15 pm at Ecobuns Baby & Co. Click here for more info about Ecobuns Baby & Co.
Confused about what to eat when you are breastfeeding? I can help! Nutrition consults are available. Check out my nutrition consulting page.