The Continuum of Breastfeeding Care

I often think about continuums. They are everywhere with many of us falling somewhere in the middle most of the time. There are two breastfeeding continuums that come to mind. First, the desire to breastfeed. For some this is strong and it is going to happen regardless of even the toughest of circumstances in whatever form possible: exclusive breastfeeding, partial breastfeeding, prolongedContinue reading “The Continuum of Breastfeeding Care”

So you want to be a Lactation Consultant?

We are starting to notice a trend in inquiries about the lactation field here at Nurture Columbus. First of all, we are so excited! We need more great professionals entering this field. We need more diversity, advocacy, and quality care. Second, we know this isn’t an easy field to “break into.” So, please, if it’sContinue reading “So you want to be a Lactation Consultant?”

Breastfeeding and Working: Maintaining Supply, Connection and Energy

It is Labor Day in the United States! What better day to talk about working and breastfeeding? We know many are laboring in various ways at home, at workplaces, on the road, in the air, during the day, through the night and we salute you! And, we know that paid leave laws need to beContinue reading “Breastfeeding and Working: Maintaining Supply, Connection and Energy”

Meet Allyson!

Hello! I am Allyson, a lactation consultant and physical therapist with Nurture Columbus. What? A physical therapist and a lactation consultant? Why? After working for years as a physical therapist in various settings across the country and seeing the direct impact of sub-optimal nutrition and emotional connection manifest in chronic health crises, I am thankful to be workingContinue reading “Meet Allyson!”

Meet Julie!

Hello! I’m Julie, a Lactation Consultant for Nurture Columbus. If you text or call us you’ll hear back from either myself or Allyson (our other Lactation Consultant and Physical Therapist). There is no middleman, you’ll be talking to a consultant right away! I have worked in many settings and this by far is my favorite:Continue reading “Meet Julie!”