The San Diego Breastfeeding Center Launches San Diego’s first Breastfeeding Support Clinic.
It’s OK…. We All Need Support!
When I started my business in 2009, one of my goals was to find a way to provide quality breastfeeding support to ALL moms who needed accomplishing this goal was to start my own breastfeeding support group. This small 3-4 mom group expanded exponentially over the first few months and now I have about 20-25 moms/babies per week attending this free support group at the Baby Garten Studio in South Park. I LOVE my support group mamas (aka Boob Group.)
Yet, every week I encounter a few moms at the support group who really would benefit from a little more one-on-one assistance, but cannot afford it, and that is just heartbreaking! I needed a way to reach the mothers who truly want to breastfeed, but were unsure of how to overcome their breastfeeding challenges.
So, instead of waiting for insurance to cover my services (which should be included like a well-baby check, in my opinion!), I decided to take matters into my own hands. I mean, change doesn't happen unless you make it happen, right?
Here is my positive change for 2012.
I am proud to announce that the San Diego Breastfeeding Center has opened the first Breastfeeding Support Clinic in San Diego!
This small group provides support for mothers who need more breastfeeding guidance than a large support group provides, but may not feel that they need or can afford an in-home lactation consultation.
Mothers should consider attending if they are still working on minor challenges, such as uncomfortable latch, long feedings, fussy baby, dealing with thrush or plugged ducts, etc. The clinic also is suitable as a refresher or follow-up to an in-home consultation.
During this 1-hour clinic, mothers and babies receive hands-on breastfeeding help from a certified lactation consultant (Robin Kaplan), as well as nurturing guidance to overcome whatever breastfeeding challenges they may be dealing with. The added benefit of attending the Breastfeeding Support Clinic is that this small group setting will allow for mother-to-mother support, which is incredibly vital to a mother’s success with breastfeeding.
Mothers who want to attend are required to register in advance, as the class size is very limited due to the one-on-one nature of the session. The clinic also offers gift cards to present to new mothers as a baby shower gift. For the price of 2 cans of baby formula, new moms can be back on track with their breastfeeding plans. Doesn’t every new mother deserve that type of support?
Are you interested in attending?
Do you have a friend or sister who could use a little more breastfeeding assistance?
Here are the details:
Breastfeeding Support Clinic
Where: Whole Family Wellness Center, 3010 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
Cost: $35/1-hour clinic
Registration is required (www.sdbfc.com/consultations)