Sweet Nectar Lactation Services
Kylia Kennedy, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
About Sweet Nectar
What is nectar? A sweet liquid that plants produce to nourish the life around them. Not the least of which includes butterflies. Similar to breastmilk, right? Lactating persons produce this sweet, powerful liquid to nourish the little ones of the world.
Sweet Nectar was founded in 2020 amidst the chaos of COVID-19 with a single mission: to be a reliable means of birthing persons receiving the information they need to set themselves up for a positive chest/breastfeeding relationship.
What started as me hosting a few free zoom classes has blossomed into a well-established reputation as a helpful and approachable Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.
My goal is to continue giving reliable, customized lactation services at an affordable rate for lactating birthing persons across the nation!
I was born in March 1996, the oldest of my parents' four children together. From a very young age I've had a passion for the performing arts, especially dance, it has always been a way of expressing who I am and what I'm feeling.
It makes me incredible proud to say that I am a survivor of childhood cancer and have been in remission from treatment for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) since age 5.
When I had my daughter, nicknamed "Papillon" (French for butterfly), in Spring 2019, our nursing journey did not start out "picture perfect" as our first latch was in the hospital NICU nearly 3 days after she was born.
My daughter and I overcame many obstacles together including postpartum depression, lack of family support and oral ties, all of which have brought me to where I am today.
These experiences are what motivated me to found Sweet Nectar Lactation Services.
Today I am the proud mother of a beautiful toddler,
a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, the founder of a successful lactation business and the author of
"Sweet Nectar": (Hopefully) Everything You Want To Know About Chestfeeding available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at BlackGoldPublishing.com.
Selected as a book for the National Library of Medicine's book club.
As my business continues to grow, I have plans to add even more services both through myself and via partnership with other small businesses. Some of these services include: Sex, Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Meditation Therapy and Meal Planning!
Within the next few years I plan to continue my education and become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
And finally, my ultimate goal is to create and run an organization that operates similar to WIC and SNAP, by providing low income families with food assistance. This food will include (but is not limited to) fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy, and meat--
all fresh and grown and/or raised by local farmers. I want to take it a few steps further though and offer services such as career placement, interview coaching and resume writing, every service provided through Sweet Nectar and assistance finding affordable housing!
Have you heard of my Nonprofit, Autistics Unmasked?
Ask me about how I keep you safe during home visits through a global pandemic.
If you're not local or do not feel comfortable with a home visit, I offer virtual consultations worldwide.
Check with your hospital to find out if they allow outside visitors! If you're having trouble in those first few days after delivery, I'll come to you.