Resources

Local Resources: La Leche League Ohio monthly support groups throughout Central Ohio Black Lactation Circle WIC Information POEM – Maternal Mental Health Resources Women’s Health Physical Therapists: OSU, Mt Carmel Health, OhioHealth Help Me Grow-Franklin County

Travel On and Breastfeed

Before having children, we lived lightly and traveled frequently, always eager to get to the next place. Having children naturally changed this, but as we continued to explore and travel across the country to visit family when we could, I was happy to discover how easily breastfeeding fit into the journey. With a sling orContinue reading “Travel On and Breastfeed”

Thanks for Breastfeeding in Public!

Some years ago, a parent left “business” cards at a La Leche League meeting I was leading, each simply stating: “Thank you for nursing in public. You make it easier for other mommies to do the same. You are setting an amazing example!” These cards sat stacked in a box meeting after meeting. One day,Continue reading “Thanks for Breastfeeding in Public!”

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?”