From the moment the pregnancy test says “PREGNANT”, we begin planning for the day the baby will arrive. We find creative ways like gender reveal parties with pink or blue icing filled cupcakes to tell our friends and family we are expecting. We spend countless hours creating our registry by choosing cribs, sheets, rattles and booties the perfect shade of green. Our life after our workday and our weekends become jam-packed with painting and decorating the baby’s nursery. Our nights are spent writing a birth plan and participating in breastfeeding and childbirth classes preparing for the day we welcome our little bundle of joy into the world. Then, finally our baby arrives! It is the best day of our lives.
Now what?! You spend days sitting on the coach nursing your baby and wonder if your baby is latched right, if your baby is getting enough milk, if you have oversupply, or if you need to eliminate dairy from your diet. Suddenly, you are alone with all of these concerns. The breastfeeding class you took was resourceful and filled with important information to get you started but now that your baby is here, it sometimes can feel very overwhelming.
Why Breast Really Is Best
Breast milk is the single best source of nourishment that you can give your baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that only 40% of the world breastfeeds their children exclusively for 6 months. However, the WHO also states that if we breastfed every baby immediately after birth, nursed them exclusively for these 6 months and continued for two years, it would save about 800,000 children’s lives each year. In a society where media has deceived women into believing that they will not produce the milk their baby needs and that breastfeeding is difficult and unnatural, women need reassurance to trust that their bodies will provide what it needs for their baby.
Who Should Attend Our Weekly Lactation Circle?
Our Lactation Circle is a weekly support group led by our Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lisa Lederer. As needed, mothers may come to our Lactation Circle made up of women who are breastfeeding their babies. It is a safe place where women and their children can come for guidance and to ask breastfeeding questions for clarification, support and advice.
Should you need additional support and assistance breastfeeding, Lisa is also available for private Lactation Consulting at a reasonable fee. For more information, or to schedule a private consultation, contact Lisa.
Our Lactation Circle meets on Tuesdays between 11am and 12pm.
Our Lactation Circle Leader
Lisa Lederer became a midwife in 1994 and opened her own practice, the Midwives of New Jersey in 2010. She has been assisting women with breastfeeding throughout her entire career. She has also taught a breastfeeding class every 8 weeks since 2001. In 2012, she took the international lactation exam and became a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Lisa is passionate in her desire to see women breastfeed successfully and continues to read and study in order to continuously increase her knowledge of lactation.
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