Anticipating, delivering, & caring for a
baby was the most intimate & intense
time in our lives, my husband and I
couldn't have done it without the help of our beloved doula, Paulette Butler.
We worked with Paulette around lactation, which included visits at our house & in the hospital, as well as in the postpartum period.
Paulette quickly became part of the family, & I trusted her completely with our newborn daughter. Paulette was able to anticipate our needs, & took care of things before we even knew they needed to be taken care of! Paulette took care of our daughter overnight, & we slept soundly knowing she was well fed, changed, & cuddled when she needed it. Not only was Paulette attentive to our daughter’s needs, but she genuinely cared about us & our well being, which was so appreciated in the chaos of the postpartum period. My husband & I would
joke that we wanted Paulette to move in, & I cannot recommend her enough!
"Paulette was with us after our second child's birth until he was three months. We cannot say enough good things about her. She was wonderful with the baby; caring, experienced, loving, thoughtful - & with us. She helped us countless times in thinking through how to help him (& us!) sleep better, & made the first months of his life infinitely more manageable. She left us with a happy, easy, night time baby & I know she deserves much of the credit! Paulette was also incredibly good with us. She’s extremely relaxed & easy to be around, & we woke up to find the laundry folded, fruit cut up, dishwasher emptied, etc.
My husband still says he misses the "nighttime elves"!
Emily - Providence
"Paulette made our transition into parenthood an easy one. Lack of sleep & fatigue is the greatest challenge. Having Paulette a few nights a week to help with our newborn son truly made us feel more rested & confident in our parenting abilities. First, she is competent, professional & reliable. Paulette was always easy to reach, was flexible with our schedule and upfront and honest
about her availability.
Second, Paulette has this special way where she slipped seamlessly into our lives& our home without disruption. She made herself at home, but
did not push boundaries.
Third, & importantly, Paulette has a special way with babies. At least that is our experience with our son, & the experience of another family we know who also hired Paulette. Her calming presence was felt by our son & put him at ease.
She was easily able to soothe & help him sleep.
Fourth, Paulette was an invaluable resource to us. She taught us her “tricks,” gave us great parenting & baby advice, watched us interact & offered feedback that was always supportive, & reassured us of our methods & choices. We also observed her & learned from her methods.
As Paulette is a lactation counselor, it was invaluable having Paulette as a resource & support for breastfeeding. My husband & I strongly recommend Paulette’s overnight postpartum services."
Megan & T.J. -Providence
In a word, Paulette exuded confidence when we interviewed her. We absolutely made the right choice in hiring her to help out at night after my c-section with our second child. She had asked me my goal in working with her (sleep!) and she maintained a commitment to ensure that it happened. She went above and beyond, often staying later in the morning so that I could
get a little more rest before the day began.
In general she was punctual, tidy and always upbeat. She offered advice when asked (often sending articles to follow-up) and followed my lead otherwise.
We feel very fortunate to have had Paulette at this time in our lives and
wish she would stay!
Karlena - Newport
"Paulette was a complete lifesaver! We were at the end of our rope with twins who were up all night, and Paulette did much more than just let us get a good night's sleep. She was a calming presence who made us feel in control of the situation, she helped us problem-solve with our little ones (always checking in on days she wasn't with us to see how things were going), and she connected us with other people to help with our needs. We are so grateful!"
David - Warwick
"Paulette came to work with us after our twins were born. She was professional, knowledgeable and caring. Not only did the twins receive excellent overnight care, but my wife and I were able to get the rest we needed to work and care for our other children. I would highly recommend hiring Paulette to help your newborn(s) transition into your family."
Brandon - Cumberland
"My husband and I were extremely happy with all the help and service Paulette provided to our twins. She took the time to help me when I had mastitis, mixing up a special tea to reduce inflammation."
Erin - N. Kingstown
The loving care you gave my kids (and me) will always be so
Laila - Providence
An update-my son has officially latched to both sides (without the shield!). Thank you so much, Paulette. I'm only able to experience this because of your help.
Kendra - West Warwick
I'm so grateful for the one-on-one time I had with Paulette before giving birth to my son. She set up realistic expectations for the breastfeeding journey so that I had the confidence and courage tokeep up with it, even when it got really tough. It was especially helpful to be able to have virtual exclusive time with her during the pandemic, as I wasn't able to attend a breastfeeding class in person as I had originally planned. She also went above and beyond to check in
on me during the first few weeks with my newborn, which I really appreciated!
Paulette was amazing to work with as my lactation counselor. I was induced early with my baby & everything came at my husband & I sooner than expected. I was very thankful to have Paulette for help. She was always available via text, email or FaceTime call. Being a first time mom, you realize how different your life changes when you meet your little one. There is so much being thrown at you and it can be a lot to handle, especially not knowing what to expect. Paulette was there for me & my baby every step of the way. She was always professional & able to give amazing tips on different feeding positions, pumping & even understanding baby poop! She would check in with me each day & sometimes multiple times a day to see how we were doing. It was so nice to have the help & support, not even just for breastfeeding but other questions I had, big or small. Thank you so much Paulette, for being an amazing counselor as well as emotional support for me during my first couple of weeks being a new mom!
"Thank you for the encouragement! And thank you so much for giving up so much of your day to answer our questions & share your wisdom!!
"Thanks for the tips! I was able to pump 2.5 ounces from one breast!"
"Being able to nurse after exclusive pumping for 3 months is the biggest accomplishment I've ever experienced. Took motherhood to a new level for me."
"Thank you so much! I'm not giving up. She nursed all day, basically every hour. She's quiet & content! You are so sweet for helping me, heartfelt appreciation for your support!"
"Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your expertise, it really helps to have someone look at what we're doing & confirm we're on the right track, give tips for improvement, etc.
"It was a great experience! Exclusively breastfed. Very thankful for the part you played in this special journey!!"
"My granddaughter was just born. My daughter knows more about
breastfeeding than labor and delivery! Thanks for working with her prenatally."