by Katie Madden, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Balanced Breastfeeding and The Birth Center join forces to offer a one-of-a-kind breastfeeding experience.
It has been known for quite a few years that the breastfeeding services offered at The Birth Center are like none other in Delaware. I have been building the lactation program at The Birth Center since 2009 and I am proud to say it is now a busy practice filled with parents who are reaching their own personal breastfeeding goals in a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and encouraging environment. From the prenatal Breastfeeding Basics class to the private one-on-one consultations to the postpartum Breastfeeding Support Groups, the lactation program at The Birth Center consistently delivers high quality care.
As I have been building the program at The Birth Center, I have also been building BalancedBreastfeeding.com. Balanced Breastfeeding is educational resource for mothers who know that there isn’t one right way to breastfeed; we know each mother and each infant is unique. At Balanced Breastfeeding, I seek to teach mothers how to nurture their intuition through breastfeeding to build their confidence and create a stable foundation upon which her entire mothers journey will be built.
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So, finally we have decided to merge Balanced Breastfeeding and The Birth Center.
- Complete a breastfeeding education class with your partner
- Submit the Breastfeeding Risk Assessment ToolTM
- Join the private, mentor-led online community
- Schedule a one-to-two week check up
- Attend support group weekly
- Understand pumping and bottle feeding
- Check in at three months
- Keep reaching out for support
- Complement with solids & breastfeed as long as you and/or your baby desire
- Consider becoming a mentor