Birth & Baby: Lactation Support
While breasteeding is the biological norm for human babies, it isn’t always easy and our culture often makes it much harder than necessary. Breathing Space lactation classes and services are dedicated to helping parents navigate their breastfeeding journey with evidenced based information and support.
Preparing to Breastfeed
Our prenatal breastfeeding class prepares parents for what to expect in the first days and weeks with baby. Learn how breastfeeding and milk-production works, the non-breastfeeding partner and family members can help, and what to do when things don’t go as expected.
Lactation Support Circle
Our monthly support circle for breastfeeding (or chestfeeding) parents offers a time each month to get questions answered, troubleshoot challenges, and build community with other breastfeeding families.
Beyond the Bump: Back to Work Planning
Transitioning back to working outside the home can seem daunting. Our class will cover what to expect in a breastfeeding relationship through the first year of baby’s life, even when commuting to the office. We’ll discuss maintaining supply, pumping strategies, tips for simplifying (or outsourcing) to help balance household and office demands, and strategies for keeping your sanity.
One-on-One Support Services
Lactation consultations and postpartum doula support can help when things aren’t going as planned or families just need a bit of extra support.
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) can support parents through the normal course of breastfeeding or when families face challenges.
COMING SOON! Some of our postpartum doulas are also Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) and can answer basic questions, help with positioning, and refer to our IBCLC when necessary. This care is a standard part of our postpartum doula support.
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