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We caught up with Catrina Percontino and asked her some questions about what makes her so successful.
🌺What inspired you to start this business?
🌸 After experiencing numerous breastfeeding challenges with my first child, I knew I wasn’t alone and I wanted to do something about it. Mamma’s Magical Milk started out as a blog in an attempt to help others navigate the difficulties of their breastfeeding journeys. After being granted a third year of maternity leave from my full-time job, I researched other ways to give back to the community and make some positive change. I then took advantage of my time home to work towards my certification as a lactation counselor and I am now honored to be able to work with families along various stages of lactation.
🌺How long have you been in this business?
🌸 I began blogging in January 2020 and started supporting clients soon after.
🌺List all of the services you offer:
🌸 In-home breastfeeding consultations
In-home private prenatal breastfeeding classes
Virtual breastfeeding consultations
Virtual prenatal breastfeeding classes
Email support packages
Gift certificates available
🌺Out of all of the services that you offer, what would you say is your specialty?
🌸 Definitely prenatal breastfeeding classes and consultations; I love both equally!
🌺What keeps you going every day?
🌸My passion to continue learning and growing through experience as I encounter new clients with various concerns. I am also currently working towards becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and I am not too far from reaching that goal!
🌺What is your favorite part of your business?
🌸 Being a lactation counselor is so rewarding because I am invited to work with clients during such a beautiful and special time in their lives. There is no greater feeling than knowing I am able to help other families gain confidence during the transition into parenthood.
🌺What is the best compliment you received about your business?
🌸 The best compliment I’ve received from my clients is that they feel listened to and comfortable during my services, and that they leave me feeling more confident and informed.
🌺What is one thing you would like us to know about your business?
🌸 Thanks to today's technology, Mamma’s Magical Milk is always “open”! In addition to my blog, I regularly update my social media accounts to share useful breastfeeding information and I encourage all clients to join my Private Breastfeeding Support Group on Facebook.
🌺What makes your business unique?
🌸 I spend time getting to know each client in order to better understand their unique circumstances before working with them. My consultations, whether in-home or virtual, are always followed by a phone call and emails to check in with clients and be sure they are still feeling supported as they continue on their journeys.
Additionally, all of my clients are invited to join the private Mamma’s Magical Milk virtual support group on Facebook where they can connect with other mothers. In addition to Mamma’s Magical Milk’s up-to-date and informative social media accounts, my website has a page for my informative blog posts which are available to everyone.
Thank you Catrina for sharing with us and giving us a peek into the incredible work you do for the community!