More about Me
My name is Melody De Visscher Büyükkaraca.
I am a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)
How did I start this career?
When I gave birth to my baby boy Jazz, in 2012, I was a journalist. I had been writing for nearly 10 years.
I fell instantly in love with breastfeeding. It made me feel so empowered! I found so amazing that my baby was growing, growing... so quickly while he wasn't fed anything else then my milk. The other awesome thing was the growing attachment I felt for my baby every time I was nursing thanks to oxytocin, also called 'love hormone', flowing in my body.
Breastfeeding turned into a passion. I wanted to know everything about it.
As a journalist, I was used to doing research. I started to read, read, read and then talk, talk, talk about breastfeeding, so much that... my husband begged me to talk about something else.
At that point reality kicked in: I was going to change career...
I trained with Childbirth International and became a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC).
I have a journalistic approach to breastfeeding:
I love to research, tie facts together to find the cause of a problem and its solutions. I also enjoy translating scientific concepts into a language accessible to all and images that stick to the mind.
This is how I inform, help and support moms to help them and their baby get the best they deserve.
I breastfed Jazz for 28 months. While in the process of weaning him from the breast, I realized there were very little resources about this topic. That is how I decided to write and illustrate our own book.
The Turkish version, Güle Güle Meme! has been published in May 2019 and became the very first weaning source in Turkey.