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.

Group Classes

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

mom and baby breastfeeding

Lactation consultations and postpartum doula support can help when things aren’t going as planned or families just need a bit of extra support. 

IBCLC Support

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) can support parents through the normal course of breastfeeding or when families face challenges.

CLC Support

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.  

Upcoming Classes

Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Christ Church
Beyond the Bump – Preparing for Baby  While childbirth preparation is important, the actual birth of baby is very brief compared what happens afterwards. Our prenatal Beyond the Bump workshop series covers wellness and parenting topics for new families:… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Jul 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm TBD (Eastern Market)
Whether planning to work from home, at the office, full- or part-time, parents have questions about how to manage the transition back to the work world after baby, including the practicalities of breastfeeding while working.… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Christ Church
We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Unfortunately, new parents sometimes feel like they’ve been stranded a desert island instead. Let’s start building that village. Join us or stay after… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Christ Church
Beyond the Bump – Preparing for Baby  While childbirth preparation is important, the actual birth of baby is very brief compared what happens afterwards. Our prenatal Beyond the Bump workshop series covers wellness and parenting topics for new families:… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm St. March Church (Dance Studio)
Beyond the Bump – Parent & Baby  During the first few months with baby, everyone is adjusting and learning. Our postnatal Beyond the Bump workshop series is part new parent support circle and part class presentation… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Lactation Support

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