COVID19 In-Home Consultation Safety Protocol

Nurture In-Home Lactation and Physical Therapy Consultations are available with safety protocols in place for both staff and clients. Virtual consultations will continue to be available, allowing families to choose the service that fits their needs. Please reach out with any questions on how we can best serve you!

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Navigating Insurance and more with Nurture Columbus

Navigating insurance is confusing! When Allyson and I (Julie) first sat down to create Nurture Columbus, one of our main goals was to figure out insurance coverage and creative ways we could offer quality, in-home lactation services to ALL families. We have made some great progress working toward this goal, and are continually working each week to improve access to IBCLC lactation services. Here are your current options for covered or discounted services with Nurture:

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Breastfeeding Basics

Allyson Wessells, PT, IBCLC

Breastfeeding is a developmental milestone that optimizes the health of baby, mother and the environment. Understanding why a baby breastfeeds, knowing how to be prepared to get breastfeeding started, and being familiar with signs that milk supply and baby’s growth are plentiful help minimize challenges that may occur with this natural progression.

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Nurture Travel Area

Thank you for considering Nurture to support your family! We currently serve Franklin County with in-home lactation and physical therapy consultations. Occasionally, we are able to serve locations neighboring Franklin County with a $50 travel fee. This exception must be approved by Nurture prior to scheduling. Please text or email with your location and days available: 614.407.4305 or info@nurturecolumbus.com

Nurture is growing with plans to eventually expand services to surrounding counties. Stay tuned for new locations announcements!

Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with your 4 B’s!

The ABC’s (Alone, Back, Crib) of sleep have become a common phrase for infant sleep safety throughout hospitals, clinics, and communities for several years. This often challenges biological norms of how an infant expects to feed, connect, move, develop and sleep in proximity to parents. We see these challenges nearly every day as we work with new families. We also see families connect their intuition with their baby’s needs often through the 4B’s, each of which are biological norms that have sustained us through millennia:

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Breastfeeding Outside The Box

One thing I love about my job as a Lactation Consultant is the variety in how each family approaches feeding their babies. Some of my favorite care plans to create are the ones outside of the box of what one might consider a “normal” breastfeeding experience.

A service we are proud to offer is supporting parents in induced lactation, relactation, and/or navigating co-feeding. This could mean breastfeeding/chestfeeding without birthing (think adoptive parent or non-gestating parent) or beginning to lactate after a period of weaning (think a parent who stopped breastfeeding or pumping for baby, but had a change in heart for any variety of reasons).

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