"We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of building better lives." -Nelson Mandela
That old expression "it must be in the water" often rings true for making babies as well! To keep it fun, you and your friends can do a group class together. These classes are designed for expectant and/or breastfeeding moms and can be customized to suit your group's needs. Classes can be held at a location of your choice.
Happy moms make excellent employees! We can help employers provide support, education, and be a resource for their breastfeeding employees. Let us design a customized package for your place of business that will lead to benefits such as: reduced sick time taken by moms and dads, and increase in workplace morale and a decrease in health care claims and insurance costs.
Prenatal Home Visit- Let a Breastfeeding Educator come to you in the comfort of your own home! We will provide you with all of the information to empower you to make informed decisions about your feeding plan, teach you the basics of breastfeeding, assess your breasts, and coach your partner on how to best help you with breastfeeding.
going back to work
Can be done in groups or individual. This class will help you with planning pumping sessions and a feeding plan for one of the most difficult transitions of motherhood! We will also discuss ways to help caretaker's with different methods of feeding that can ease baby's transition between breast and bottle. This class can coincide with a Pump Educational Session as well!
PUMP EMPOWERMENT: Pumping can be hard and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! The when, why and how of pumping can make or break the success of your breastfeeding experience. Being educated on how to make it easy and get as much milk as possible can make a world of difference. We are here to help you work through the challenges of using a breast pump and maintaining or increasing your milk supply. Whether you are pumping to increase supply, exclusively pumping due to inability to latch, or returning to work, let us take the stress off your plate. We can also help you learn the technique of hands-on-pumping, which can increase pumped volume by 50% for some Mom's!
PUMP DELIVERY: Trying to rent a hospital-grade breastpump in the immediate post-partum period can be stressful. Let us take some of that stress away by hand-delivering your pump to your residence, or we can even meet you before discharge at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. We also have all of the supplies that you will need for pumping if you don't already have them.
**Delivery fees may vary
"Before I had my baby, breastfeeding was on the forefront of my mind a lot. I wanted so badly for it to work out for me and my baby, but was nervous about some of the issues that arise for some mothers. Natalie was very gracious in counseling me even before my baby’s birth. She showed me techniques, taught me about the benefits, and really helped to set my mind at ease. I knew that having someone like her by my side as I needed her would be so helpful and comforting. Her passion and knowledge on the subject matter is evident from the moment you meet her. I’m so grateful for her and her business and recommend these services to anyone who has anxiety about their success in breastfeeding, as well as any new mother. It is a tough thing to master for most, and I can’t think of a more valuable asset than having an educated lactation counselor at your disposal to guide you through this amazing time in the beginning of your journey through motherhood! My experience thus far has been very successful and I love sharing this bonding time with my baby. Thank you!!"
Pro tip: Many people don't realize that the time of day and how frequently they pump have a huge impact on how much milk they are able to express.