Breastfeeding Support

I believe breast milk is the best nutrition you can possibly give to your baby and it is also the most natural way to feed our children. It promotes optimal growth and brain development, boosts immune system, nourishes the baby and lets the baby know he/she is loved and safe. It is the foundation of trust. Thanks to the hormones released during breastfeeding the bond between moms and breastfed babies is stronger, accounting for calmer babies and happier moms.

“A newborn baby has only three demands.  They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence.  Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”  

– Grantly Dick-Read

“It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.”

– Honore de Balzac

As natural as it is, many women encounter various obstacles and struggle with breastfeeding. Unfortunately, majority of them quit breastfeeding altogether, citing lack of support as the number one reason for quitting. Breast milk is the only meal a newborn’s immature digestive system can handle. Sadly, way too many babies are given formula way too soon.

“While breastfeeding may not seem the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby.”

– Amy Spangler

“People need to understand that when they’re deciding between breastmilk and formula, they’re not deciding between Coke and Pepsi…. They’re choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available.”

– Chele Marmet

In addition to all the challenges new moms face, many local hospitals are doing their best to sabotage nursing for many moms before they even leave the hospital with their new baby, and provide incorrect information and promote formula, which is NOT the optimal nutrition for a newborn human baby, and certainly is not without considerable health risks.

“Imagine that the world had created a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it.” 

– Frank A. Oski

I am quite passionate about breastfeeding and decided I won’t let “lack of support” or incorrect information be the reason for our fellow moms to quit. And so this Free Breastfeeding (and Babywearing) Support Group has been born. It’s open to all pregnant moms-to-be (breastfeeding education should start before you give birth) and nursing moms (breastfed babies are welcome, nursing covers not needed). There is nothing shameful about nursing – you don’t have to hide or feel awkward about feeding your child and providing him/her with the most nutritious food and love. If you ever feel harassed in any public space due to breastfeeding, please know you have the right to breastfeed your child in public.

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Please register for our next FREE Breastfeeding & Babywearing Support Group.

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I am not an IBCLC and I’m not pretending to be one. I am a passionate supporter of breastfeeding and babywearing and a mom of two who has been babywearing daily for over 4 years and who has successfully breastfed both children for 3 years combined (and counting). Both of my sons were exclusively breastfed in the first 6 months of life. After adding solids I continued to breastfeed my older son until 18 months of age when he weaned naturally, gradually, and on his own. I am still breastfeeding my younger son who is currently 22 months old. In addition to providing breast milk to my children I have been privately donating my excessive milk to my friends’ daughter for about a year. This group has been established solely to provide support to those who seek it, not to treat or diagnose problems associated with breastfeeding. It serves as a friendly platform for like-minded mothers with goals to support one another and freely share anything related to promoting breastfeeding, babywearing and gentle parenting, as well as sharing our successes and struggles along with tips regarding what worked and what didn’t.

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