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Breastfeeding

Our certified lactation consultants are available to help and support you - before and after your delivery.

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Breast milk is the gold standard in nutrition for babies. Deciding to breastfeed your baby is an important decision and one that will give your baby the very best start.

Breastfeeding not only helps you and your baby to bond but it provides complete nutrition for your child.  It has all the nutrients, calories and fluids your baby needs to be healthy.  Breast milk helps promote brain development and can help fight infection. Research indicates that it helps protect against obesity, diabetes, sudden infant death, asthma and other serious health issues.

There are benefits for you too. Breastfeeding can help you burn more calories, return to your pre-pregnancy self and reduce your risk of ovarian and breast cancers.

Breastfeeding your baby is a natural choice but it may not always come naturally. Our certified lactation consultants (nurses who have advanced training in breastfeeding management) can help.  They are available for questions before you deliver your baby and can provide hands on assistance after you deliver.  Our Lactation Program is a great place to turn to after you leave the hospital for additional support.

Education Classes Now Being Offered Via Zoom

Call (518) 562-7532 to sign up for classes!


This year may look a little different but our classes are back. Join our Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant to help guide you through your breastfeeding journey via Zoom.
 

Nature's Way Baby Cafe (Group)
Monday's from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

A place for mothers to get together regularly in a safe and welcoming environment to:

Share
Connect
Support
Learn
Celebrate success
​Ask questions

Breastfeeding Classes (Group & Private)
2nd Thursday of the month from 6 pm - 8 pm

Breastfeeding is natural, but doesn't always come naturally. Learn about good latches, different breastfeeding holds and how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.

Returning to Work and Pumping (Group)
4thTuesday of the month from 6 pm - 8 pm

Feel confident about returning to work and reaching your breastfeeding goals.

Learn methods for use and care of pumping
How to maintain milk supply
​And much more

 

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