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No matter who you are, or where you are in your breastfeeding journey, it’s ok to ask for some help.

 

Breastfeeding is a learned skill and we don’t live in a breastfeeding culture. It can be frustrating for both mom and baby because breastfeeding takes some knowledge, and practice, and there's always the unexpected.

Let’s get you where you want to be!

​I am in-network with Aetna and under contract with The Lactation Network. And I have a sliding scale self-pay clients.

 

These options allow multiple lactation consultations and/or classes, prenatal to first birthday, which helps you learn breastfeeding in baby steps,

 

Reduce overwhelm and worry about money. You can experience full support as you adjust to motherhood and breastfeeding your baby.

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Prenatal Education

From the moment you conceive, your breasts start preparing to feed your baby. It's time for you to think about breastfeeding. 

  • Why are you excited about breastfeeding?

  • How does your husband or partner feel about it?

  • What was your mom's breastfeeding experience?

  • What are your concerns about breastfeeding?

Fill out the contact form to receive tiny breastfeeding lessons delivered every week of your pregnancy. You can ask questions in the message box.

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Prenatal Workshop: Feeding Your Baby. 

(Take this workshop during your second trimester.)

Many times, you plan on feeding your baby one way, and it doesn't go as planned. Even though there are good reasons, it can still be upsetting and scary.

The Prenatal Workshop: Feeding Your Baby, is a one hour, online class where you learn about breastfeeding, bottle feeding, supplementing, and pumping. And importantly, why any, or all of these, might be the way you are feeding your baby, at least temporarily. 

 

So, no matter what happens, you don't freak out. Once things settle down, we will get you back on track towards your original goal.

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Lactation Consultation

 

Hi, I'm Donna Bruschi and I'm an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I promise to guide you with care, so you can meet your breastfeeding goals and avoid sadness and disappointment. 

You are you. I respect who you are and how you live your life. Please let me know your pronouns, goals and dreams. For more than 20 years, I’ve been providing guidance, support and resources for parents just like you.

I use trauma informed counseling. I care about your overwhelm, depression, and anxiety, and I support your mental health needs. Your baby needs a healthy mama.

My hope is that you grow confident that your body is good enough, and that you feel empowered and relaxed while nourishing your baby, whether you are breastfeeding, chestfeeding, bottle feeding, supplementing or pumping.

We can meet in your home, in my office, or via telehealth, seven days a week. You can request an appointment for this week, or in the future.

Pregnant

Prenatal Consultation

For medical concerns, antenatal colostrum harvesting, preparing for breastfeeding & questions!

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Breastfeeding 

Consultation

For wellness checks, learning breastfeeding, sore nipples, low supply, plugged ducts, problem solving, & questions.

Pumping  Consultation

Test drive breast pumps, fit flanges, get comfortable, tune your skills and learn how to love breast milk pumping.

Bottle Feeding

Consultation

Learn paced and/or responsive bottle feeding. Learn about bottles and nipples for a happier, healthier baby.

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At-Breast Feeding  Consultation

Learn at-breast supplementing using an SNS, Lact-Aid, or DIY at-breast feeder.

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Bottle Refusal

Your baby is a human being with their own mind. Learn to teach or re-teach your baby to feed from a bottle, without tears.

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Breastfeeding without Birthing

Consultation

Preparing for relactation or induced lactation in co-nursing, adoptive, & surrogate families and grandfamilies.

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Bereavement Consultation 

For comfort measures and support when drying up or donating milk after infant loss.

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Testimonials

L.H.

 

“Thank you so much, Donna! 

I wanted to reach out and thank you for all of your help with my breastfeeding journey. Little Miss is almost a year old now, which is unbelievable, and she’s a nursing pro.

I finally feel very comfortable where we are with breastfeeding and my supply came back, after that awful doctor gave me those meds that affected my supply. My partner and I were just talking about all of the hurdles that we’ve overcome with breastfeeding, and honestly, that really helped me, too.

If it weren’t for you, I can honestly say that I probably would’ve quit several months ago. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!”

Sarah Oles

Donna was an incredible resource for me at a time when I felt vulnerable and discouraged.

My son hadn't gained his birth weight back by his three week check up so our pediatrician nonchalantly told me to supplement with formula. I was determined to solely breastfeed so I reached out to Donna. I immediately felt comfortable in the safe & nonjudgmental space she had created. My consultation with her was both reassuring, therapeutic and very practical.

I am forever grateful to Donna for connecting with me during this time of growth and transformation. I would highly recommend her as a lactation consultant to mothers who are in need of some extra TLC and a vote of confidence.

Amy M.

 

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This week's newsletter was pitch perfect.

 

Somehow you know just what to say at just the right time.  We've been discussing how and when we want to start to transition our daughter to her own room.

 

 I feel like I've read every book and listened to every advice out there, but yours rings truest and we've been taking it day by day (or night by night). It's nice to have your thoughts reinforced, with "Hey, you've got the idea"! 

 

Thanks so much! 

Breastfeeding Café

A Breastfeeding Community Everywhere in the World

breastfeedingcafe.org  /  Tel. 845-750-4402

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“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe
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