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 eachContinue reading “Navigating Insurance and more with Nurture Columbus”

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?”