Every mom can use a little support with breastfeeding!
Pre- and Post-natal Breastfeeding Support
Tina Snyder, one of our Nutrition Program Educators, is also a Certified Lactation Counselor. Due to the need for social distancing during this Covid-19 crisis, Tina is unable to offer her regular in-person classes for new or expecting moms, but she can provide Pre-Natal and Postnatal Breastfeeding Support by phone or other platforms for women who are WIC eligible (note: you do not need to be receiving WIC, just meet the WIC Eligibility Requirements). Just send Tina an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 607-280-0427 to schedule an appointment to talk.
Each of the following topics will be tailored to the mother’s specific needs, questions,
Mother's health is critical to the success of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
is the Norm!: Knowing the importance of breastfeeding is the first step to making the choice to breastfeed.
Preparation: Understanding the biological processes that take place in
mother and baby increases a mother’s confidence in breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding: Mother and baby each have a role in making breastfeeding a comfortable and successful experience.
the Baby: Understanding how to decode the infant hunger signals makes breastfeeding less stressful and more successful.
Breastmilk: Pumping milk ahead of time and appropriate handling of the
expressed milk is critical to breastfeeding success when mother will be
away from baby.
Identifying individuals and community organizations is a proactive way to build a support system for breastfeeding.
in Public: Many mothers have concerns about breastfeeding in public,
specifically modesty and legality of public breastfeeding. This helps
prepare women to address these issues.
for Working Mothers: Open communication with employer about workplace
policy and support for breastfeeding can help mothers continue to
breastfeed after they return to work.
Solid Foods: Knowing, when, how and what to give to the infant can make
feeding solid foods a safe and exciting milestone for the infant and
Spending a lot of time alone as a new mom can sometimes feel isolating. Would you be interested in meeting online with Tina and other moms to talk about these breastfeeding topics and share experiences? If there is interest, we can start a group of women who are WIC eligible to meet online via Zoom. Please text or email Tina at 607-280-0427 or 607-280-0427 to let her know you are interested!
Last updated April 28, 2020