October 2023 by Heidi Tellefsen
I simply cannot say enough good things about Katie Madden and Balanced Breastfeeding. I am so grateful that a friend of mine told me about Katie when I was pregnant, and it is now my life's goal to tell every pregnant woman I know about her as well. Katie is a phenomenal lactation consultant - in fact it feels wrong to call her that because she is so much more.Both Katie and her space are so welcoming. She seems to know every thing there is to know about breastfeeding/pregnancy/lactation and can answer any question you might have. She remembers you and your baby and is very personable. Her weekly plans have been incredibly successful for me and addressed whatever issue I was having that week. She is also exceptionally attuned to mental health needs and is very therapeutic to speak to. I had the odds stacked against me after delivering, and at two months postpartum I have been loving nursing my baby thanks to Katie.
August 2023 by Devon Goddard
As I sit here nursing my 10 month old- I felt so super thankful that I found Balanced Breastfeeding. This is my fourth baby and the first time I’ve been able to fully nurse- without issues with over supply, recurrent mastitis, and the stress of feeling unprepared. Truly changed my life and bond with my little girl and I’m forever thankful and recommending this company to everyone I know.Also… I only saw Katie 3 times… and that’s all it took to educate me and my baby to make this journal work.
July 2023 by Kiera Ruiz
I can't say enough good things about Katie. She puts you at ease when you are most anxious, shes kind, funny and deeply cares about your success. Walk don't run to see her
February 2023 by Angelique Pinault
Two nurse friends recommended Katie at Balanced when I was still pregnant, and I am grateful for the referral. I booked my first appointment prior to giving birth, which I felt was immensely helpful. As a first time mom I was very nervous about successfully breastfeeding, and even after taking a course, not Katie’s, I still had so many questions. Leaving the office after my first appointment I felt supported by Katie, and confident that even if the process was challenging that we would be able to work towards a solution. My little guy is here now and I am impressed with how thorough the assessments are, and the the general postpartum support I have received. 10/10 highly recommend.
February 2023 by Susan Grace
A MUST! Katie is truly an angel sent by God to help women with breastfeeding. First of all make your first appointment before you have the baby so you are established at her practice. If it wasn’t for BB I would not be breastfeeding right now, I absolutely would have given up. I also like how nonjudgemental the approach is here. Most sessions felt like 1/2 lactation 1/2 therapy. I always leave feeling empowered.
January 2023 by Erin Palange
I can't adequately describe how vital Katie was for my breastfeeding journey. I first saw her postpartum with a lot of anxiety surrounding my experience. My first appointment turned into mostly a therapy session that I didn't know I needed. I truly believe without her I wouldn't have continued breastfeeding. I have nothing but the utmost respect and awe for her and her service and would encourage anyone who is struggling to seek out her services. I (and my son) am extremely grateful.
October 2022 by Susan Jean
A MUST! Katie is so knowledgeable.
July 2022 by Keli Laubach
I’ve seen Katie at least five times throughout my nursing journey and every time I have left her office feeling empowered and confident in the plan we developed. My husband even came to one of my appointments and said he learned so much! I had some pretty significant challenges to tackle (baby born with a tooth and tongue tie) and I wouldn’t have been able to nurse as long as I did without the help and support from Katie. I’m so thankful for being recommended to Katie and I will definitely continue to reach out as my circumstances continue to change.
July 2021 by Sydney H Jekielek
Katie was awesome! She put my mind at ease and helped me make sense of all of the breastfeeding information out there. After seeing her once I am already having a much easier time with breastfeeding.
November 2020 by Rebecca Brand
TLDR: Katie Madden is the best. Part nurse, part coach, part friend, part tough-love older sister. Whatever your breastfeeding or pumping needs, Balanced Breastfeeding can help.My breastfeeding journey looked nothing like I'd hoped it would. My son and I had a rough hospital start, he ended up on formula, and long story short, my body didn't get the right signals to be able to make enough milk. By the time I went to see Katie Madden, it was too late to convince my body to make more -- but I credit work with Katie for saving my breastfeeding *relationship* (I breastfed along with formula through 10 months), for saving my sanity, and for helping me heal my image of myself as a mother. Also crucial, through Katie I met my motherhood "crew" in breastfeeding support group.Do yourself the favor and make the connection with Katie and Balanced Breastfeeding BEFORE you give birth -- she's hosting brunches for pregnant mamas. Then put her number in your speed dial. TRUST ME.
November 2020 by Abby Yingling
Katie Madden is a gift to Mamas everywhere. Her expertise in breastfeeding is truly unmatched, but she also offers compassion and empathy to women when they need it most. We are so lucky to have Balanced Breastfeeding in our community!
November 2020 by Julianne Zyla
Katie Madden is such an amazing support for mamas everywhere! She has been such a gift in our lives. She has worked with us for 2+ years with both of our kids and made such a positive impact on our girls as well as our family. So thankful for all the services she provides!
July 2020 by Kristin Naselli
Forget expensive strollers and bassinets and invest in Balanced Breastfeeding and Katie Madden. Katie is more than an expert in helping moms and babies breastfeed, she is an expert in truly understanding the support that is necessary for the pregnant woman, new mom and seasoned mom. Katie sees all moms, not only ones who are breastfeeding, she offers support groups that are all inclusive and she has truly been a saving grace in our lives. If you are expecting, know someone who is, or even if your a seasoned mom who could use some support (and who doesn’t need support) join the club. If you know someone who is expecting, this is by far the best gift that could ever be given. Thank you Katie for offering what no one else does!
July 2020 by Mary Beth Selby
Katie Madden is an amazing resource to all new and expecting mamas who plan to breastfeed. She helped me navigate through difficult experiences with both of my boys, and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without her. She is kind, compassionate, but also hilarious and will give it to you straight! She is the perfect example of a strong, working mother, and a role model to so many of us mamas. Do yourself a favor, and visit her website and/or the Clubhouse!! You won’t regret it :).
February 2020 by Jessica Reno
If you’re pregnant, go see Katie! I had to pump exclusively with my first after many failed attempts with LCs. Went to Katie BEFORE I had my second—we created a no pressure game plan and I was successful in nursing #2! She is supportive and does what is best for mama and baby—too often mom’s needs get overlooked. I can’t say enough good things about this woman! Go see her if you plan to breastfeed.