Our Doulas

Erika Kyte

 

Postpartum Doula (DONA)

Certified Lactation Educator

DSC_1943“Erika is a great gift to give your family as you transition to parenthood.”

My favorite part of my many jobs- Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator Counselor, Photographer, Social Worker and Yoga Instructor- is the connection with the clients. It is the most valuable and effective tool I show up with.

Please call for a free consultation.

Testimonials:

“My daughter Malaya was born over four weeks early. Being a preemie and spending time in the NICU, her first feeds were formula from a bottle. When we got home, I desperately wanted to breastfeed, but Malaya struggled staying organized and would get frustrated and fussy, which made mama frustrated and fussy! We slowly started to have a few successes, but it didn’t come easily and I was ready to give up. Erika came over and spent one-on-one time with Malaya and I, and gave me tips, tricks, and tons of information that encouraged me to give it another chance. And now, I have a happy breastfeeding baby! Erika is gentle, genuine, and incredibly supportive, and she gave me reassurance as a new mom.” Melissa, San Diego

“We had the pleasure of working with Erika for a few months after my twin boys were born.  She worked days with us as help to get through the first couple of months as they were very trying for me.  One baby is enough of a change to life, but we had twins, I was recovering from a C-section and was going through a pretty rough time emotionally as well.
I can’t say enough good things about Erika.  She was patient, kind, loving to my boys as well as to my family.  She took excellent care of the boys and me!
She helped teach me how to bathe them, how to help them when they got a cold their first month, she helped me with breastfeeding tips, and getting them to sleep.  Erika talked to them and soothed them and just overall helped make that time so much more enjoyable and peaceful.
For me, she was always making sure I was eating, had what I needed to stay on track with my pumping, and making sure I was ok.  She provided helpful information as we adjusted to having two new babies.
And overall Erika wanted to make sure everyone was ok.  She is just such a nice, warm person and I would highly recommend her for any help you may need whether it’s one baby or multiples. Erika is a great gift to give your family as you transition to parenthood.” Dawn, Mission Valley

“Erika is amazing! She was my postpartum doula when my daughter was born in 2014. I cannot even express how much her presence helped me during the first weeks of being at home with my baby. My biggest challenge was breastfeeding. My back and wrists started to hurt from a wrong positioning while breastfeeding. Erika showed me how to get supported with pillows so I could lounge back and relax. She also fitted me with a nursing pillow and took me through a nice breathing meditation while nursing my baby. In just a few days with Erika I was very confident breastfeeding and burping my baby. Next, Erika helped me with baby-wearing, which became my favorite thing to do in the first few months with my daughter. Erika explained to me how my baby should be ergonomically positioned in my wrap or carrier so that it would be an enjoyable experience and bonding for both of us. On top of all that, Erika helped me with the household, brought groceries and made sure I was eating nutritious foods. She also became a best friend with our dog, who felt very neglected by me:). Most importantly, she was there when I really needed someone next to me (my husband had to go back to work immediately and I really felt overwhelmed and isolated). Thanks to Erika, I can say my postpartum weeks were smooth and joyful!” Magdalena, La Jolla

“I am glad to have had Erika’s help during the first few weeks. Erika gave me a lot of pointers and positive encouragement for nursing. Otherwise, I don’t think I would have had the courage to consistently breastfeed.” Kim, Carmel Mountain

Contact Information:
(619) 405-7035

erikakyte.com

erika@erikakyte.com

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