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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.

Oh yes...

I breastfed Jazz for 28 months. While in the process of weaning him from the breast, I realised there were very little resources about this topic. That is how I decided to write and illustrate our own book.

'Bye-Bye Mommy's Milk' will be published very soon!

The Turkish version, Güle Güle Meme! has been published in May 2019 and became the very first weaning source in Turkey. 

 

 

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