Testimonials

Pam Davey-B.SC, IBCLC, CD

 

"I got your awesome services back in November and have been able to exclusively breastfeed my baby ever since December only because of your help! Your quick and detailed replies to all my follow up questions has been extremely helpful as well" -Naina, Edmonton

"We just wanted to say thank you for spending today with us and helping us make progress! You are wonderful!" -Agata, Edmonton

"I cannot believe I have officially been nursing for 1 year! You literally changed my life and I am forever grateful for you! I am so proud of myself and my baby!" -Emily, Edmonton

"We cannot thank you enough for your support during and after the birth. Being pregnant during a pandemic definitely had its challenges but having you to guide us along alleviated a lot of stress for us. We will be forever grateful for your ability to pivot during these unprecedented times, your calm demeanor, and your dedication to ensuring we felt as supported as possible. We could not have asked for a better support system." -Krista, Beaumont

"I am so grateful for everything you helped us with. I can spend feeding time bonding with my baby now, instead of cringing."

-Jenelle, Beaumont

"I just wanted to send you a little update: My little one turned 2 in March and I am happy to say we are now just winding up our breastfeeding journey. I never would have thought I would have made it past 2 years, especially with some of the struggles we had. I really appreciate all of your help and support along the way." -Katrina, Edmonton

"I really enjoyed the prenatal breastfeeding education session. It was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and reassuring. I am very glad I did it. Thank you for all of your knowledge, I found it truly invaluable". -Lauren, Edmonton

"I just worked with Pam Davey and it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself postpartum! Pam was so incredible at teaching, supporting and guiding the whole process! The support is ongoing and she is genuinely so interested in your success. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the support she provides!" -Emily, Edmonton

"Things are looking up! I can't believe the difference of a successful latch.My nipples are much less sore and we are able to having longer feeds with less struggle. Thank you so much for your help, it was quite literally a life saver!" -Heather, Edmonton

"After the birth of our daughter, my wife and I were confronted with a barrage of contradictory information regarding breastfeeding technique. Every nurse in the postpartum unit seemed to have a different approach to try, and with each successive attempt we just got more confused about what we should be doing. Some even suggested that the pain my wife was experiencing was normal, or indicative of her being “too sensitive” - something we now know to be patently false. The lactation consultant the hospital provided to us was stretched between multiple couples and offered little in the way of a personalized assessment, telling us that this would have to wait for an appointment at the breastfeeding clinic. Of course, this could take days, and in the meantime we were both stressed about how our daughter would be fed without causing further trauma to my wife.

In this milieu I consider it a true blessing that we found someone as experienced and helpful as Pam. She responded to our email inquiry right away and set up a time to meet us in the comfort of our own home. Her assessment was detailed and thorough, and although she was only booked for two hours she stayed longer to ensure that we were on the right track. She had a calming, relaxing presence that helped to facilitate a successful latch. Moreover, she stayed in frequent contact by phone and email after our visit and helped us work through hurdles that came up along the way. Her IBCLC certification was obviously well-earned and I doubt there is any aspect of the breastfeeding process she doesn’t have intimate familiarity with.

Breastfeeding is natural, but not always intuitive. Although everyone seems to have an opinion, if you have decided it is something you wish to pursue, I would only listen to the experts - not your nurse, not your mother, not your friend. I am thankful we found Pam when we did and would not hesitate to recommend her to other couples." -Raheem, Edmonton

"Thanks again Pam. My husband and I agree you have been so helpful and made a huge difference. I don’t dread breastfeeding now (ok, maybe still a bit at 3am) and reducing the pumping sessions has increased morale tremendously!" -Siobhan, Edmonton

"Thanks for all your help. You are a lifesaver. I am so glad I reached out to you." -Sacha, Edmonton

"Thank you again for all your support. You are an amazing woman for being so knowledgeable informative and encouraging. Thank you so much for helping me get back on track with nursing my little one". -Denise, Edmonton

"Thank you so much for all of your advice! Been bragging about you to all of my friends!" - Kendyl, Edmonton

"At the beginning of February, I reached out to Pam Davey in desperation and it was the best thing I could have done. I am and will be forever grateful to her. Here's why, mid January I gave birth to my son. I was very determined to exclusively breast feed him. But that came with its own challenges, only after a day or 2 of feeding him I was very damaged and every feeding I dreaded because it was so painful for my son and myself. At this time, I was very green to this whole process and reached out to some on my friends to see when it would get better and they told me after a few weeks it would be pain free and to you tube the proper way to get a good latch and so on. So that is what I did I waited it out in hopes it would become less painful. I spend a lot of time also watching copious amounts of videos to try and teach me how to properly nurse. After it was not getting better at all I reached out to Pam for help. I was so damaged, and the pain was unbearable. She was able to come see me the next morning and was able to recognize that my son could not move his neck to the left side very well and that the inside of his mouth was tethered. Two things I would have known nothing about. She recommended I go to the dentist and get his mouth corrected so he could flange his top lip properly and she recommended a chiropractor to loosen him up. She gave me information and contacts as well as options for each. I took her advice and got his mouth fixed and got him the body work he needed and right after I got these corrected feeding was much better. I now have no pain and it is now an enjoyable process for my son and myself, the way it should be. If it was not for Pam, my son would be on formula right now. She is very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and kind. I will be recommending Pam to everyone I know going through what I went through." - Tiffany, St. Albert

"You have been such a wealth of information and calmed me more times than you know! I'm eternally grateful for all you've done and will do in the future." - Jenn, Fort Saskatchewan

"I just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how truly thankful I am for your help. I went into this pregnancy hoping for a much different experience than my last, and its truly incredible to me that all of the puzzle pieces of nursing came into place. Your encouragement, knowledge, optimism and positivity were exactly what I needed. I am eternally grateful for you help. Thank you for everything." - Jayme, Edmonton

"I just had my third baby, and I want to thank you for all the help and direction with breastfeeding that you gave us with our first child. All my boys have been able to latch on right away and begin nursing. I really think this is due in part to you, so want to say a big thank you! - Bronwyn, Edson 


"Hi Pam, nipple crack has finally healed and I just wanted to reach out to you to say THANKS! No pain. Kid is great. Thanks for all your help! You were great." - Kate, Edmonton

"I just wanted to say thank you for reassuring and supporting us!!! Having you help us to get breastfeeding to a better start was the best investment we've done so far for our baby! Thank you! :) " - Katya, Edmonton

"Thank you so much for all your help in our breastfeeding journey. It is so appreciated! xo" - Carly, Leduc

"Thank you so much for all your support. I would not still be breastfeeding if I hadn't received your help and guidance. Thank you." - Margot, Edmonton 

"Thank you for all of your help and support throughout my pregnancy and the birth. Your advice and words of wisdom were so helpful and we both felt so prepared knowing you were with us through this journey. There is a no way that I would have made it through labour without an epidural if it wasn't for you!" - Kelly, Sherwood Park

"I just want to tell you how much I appreciated your services. You were more then helpful before and after. I was surprised how much help you offered afterwards.  I honestly think about my labour everyday. It was amazing!" - Desiree, Edmonton

"Pam, thank you so much for helping to make our baby's entrance into this world such a beautiful and gentle experience. It was incredibly reassuring to have you there coaching me through the pain and reminding me that my body was made just for such an experience. The literature and knowledge you provided made all the difference in my attitude and approach to this birth and the pool was also a wonderful idea. I'm so glad that I gave it a try. Your presence and support at the birth was absolutely invaluable!"  - Keri, Sherwood Park

"Thank you for all your amazing help. I am so glad you were my doula and I really appreciate all your advice and support."  - Erin, Edmonton

"My husband and I found the expense of hiring a doula very worthwhile even though we were a tad nervous about inviting a stranger to be with us for the labour and delivery.  After all, she would be seeing us at our most unguarded moments.  After interviewing several others, we decided that Pam was the one that suited who we are.  Her warmth, down to earth attitude, and her willingness to be available to advise us throughout the pregnancy were key factors in our decision.
 
Pam lent us books and DVDs to prepare ourselves, she answered our questions throughout via email and phone, she even followed up after the postpartum visit when we had questions and didn't know who to ask.  During labour, Pam took care of the birthing pool so that I could labour in water, she helped with making sure we were comfortable like getting us drinks... she was there when we needed her and knew when to step back. It was perfect, we couldn't have asked for better support!"
- Becky, Edmonton

"Pam, we cannot thank you enough for your presence at our home  birth. With you there coaching me through the intense moments, encouraging me when I needed it and always seeming to know exactly what I needed, we were able to achieve the empowering birth we had dreamed of. You were also an incredible resource for us during both the prenatal and postpartum period. We are forever grateful for the vital role you played in the gentle and beautiful water birth of our daughter." - Chelsey and Craig, Edmonton

"We wanted to thank you once again for being such a constant support on this journey, and helping bring our baby into this world! I feel so blessed to have had you by my side. You truly are AMAZING!"  - Leslie, Edmonton

"Thanks so much for all the support you have given us during and after the pregnancy. You have certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty and we appreciate it so much. Thanks for everything!" - Rosalyn and Bill, St Albert

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our time together over the last few months. We are so happy! The birth story was absolutely beautiful. It already jogged a few memories, and cleared up some things that were a bit foggy. It will be a really nice addition to the memory book. Thank you so much for doing that and thank you again for sharing this journey with us." - Elizabeth, Edmonton

"Words cannot express how thankful we are that you were part of our birth team. Hearing your calming words and wisdom near the end of labour was indescribably valuable. Not only that but due to our appointments with you prior to delivery we were prepared and therefore able to fully enjoy the birthing experience. Saying a mere thank you doesn't seem like enough. We want you to know that every time we think of the birth of our first baby boy, we will think of you and the large part you played in making sure our vision of labour became a reality. Having you as our doula was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we made in preparing for our baby's arrival." - Nicole, Edmonton

"Thank you for the beautiful birth story. We both read it right after you had left and were very touched. We will always remember and treasure you as someone very important to us and our kids, someone who made the arrival of our 2 precious children such peaceful and positive experiences. Thank you very much for all that you have done for us. Whenever we get the chance to refer people to you we will. And we will continue to promote a healthy and natural approach for everything related to pregnancy and childbirth and try to help families have similar wonderful experiences as we had. From all of us a very big thank you!" - Melanie, Stony Plain

"I can't thank you enough for all your help. I had a difficult recovery and then struggling with breastfeeding made me feel even more deflated. Having you help me through the issues, and your genuine attention, has been amazing and even helped me forget the recovery. I never wanted anything to work out so bad and you helped me get through the pain. Thank you for all your help! It has meant the world to me."  - Nikole, South Cooking Lake

"We had the most positive and powerful home water birth with Pam as our doula. She was a fountain of knowledge and support leading up to the birth of our little girl and an absolute rock solid support during the birth. I can't imagine not having her calm, patient personality along side us as we experienced the most amazing time in our lives! Looking forward to having her as part of our birth team for our next little wonder." - Jessa, Edmonton

"Thanks for all your support and assistance. I'm happy to report that we are breast feeding only! I think we are ok to go it on our own from this point on! Had him weighed last Tuesday and he was 11.6 lbs- gained about 1.5lbs in two weeks! Yikes! We reached our goals in just over a month! I'm so glad I didn't give up as I would have regretted it. It feels so good to know my baby is getting all the nutrients and many other benefits from me! Your support and encouragement was critical in getting us back on track and reaching our goals. Thank you so much for that! It's a gift that can't really be repaid! However, I'd be happy to refer you to others who are experiencing breast feeding challenges! Be well and many many many thanks from baby L and I!!" - Charyle, Edmonton AB

"From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for all your support and advice. You were part of the most amazing and magical time in our life, the birth of our son. We were lucky to have you! Thank you for all your guidance and help, you made the whole experience even more beautiful! You have exceeded our expectations and we will never forget you!" - Monika and Ramsey, Edmonton

"Thank you so so very much for the talk on breastfeeding tonight. We were very lucky to have such a knowledgeable and lovely person present to us. Your information and your time was truly appreciated!" - Harmony, Edmonton

"I appreciate all the support and knowledge you offered us.  I feel that you set us up for success!" - Kari, Sherwood Park

"Breastfeeding has become something easy and natural for us, and has made so many things simpler. I really can't thank you enough for giving us the best start possible." - Jen, Edmonton