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Support

We are here for you. We offer telephone and email support to help you realize your breastfeeding goals.

 

support for nursing parents

Breastfeeding was an overwhelming and isolating experience until I called NMC. The peer counselor I spoke with was kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. I’m so grateful for this help.
— Brittany N.

Do you need someone to talk with?

NMC peer counselors are here to support you. We offer telephone and email support to help you realize your breastfeeding goals through evidence based education and nonjudgmental encouragement.  Our goal is to provide you the information you need to make an informed decision about what is best for you, your baby, and your family. Here are just some of the things we can help you with:

  • feeding your newborn

  • breastfeeding infants, toddlers, and beyond

  • weaning

  • introducing solids

  • supplementing

  • pumping

  • tandem nursing (nursing children of different ages at the same time)

  • returning to work

  • engorgement

  • changes to milk supply

  • help finding resources

  • wanting to talk to another mom who has been there

Why do nursing parents need support?

NMC peer counselors are experienced breastfeeding mothers themselves who have taken specialized training to support nursing mothers on the NMC phone and email support lines. NMC volunteers are experienced, caring and understanding women who know first hand that breastfeeding takes patience and practice. We understand that nursing mothers do better when they receive the same loving attention they are giving to their babies. Support from friends and family, or even another mother who has nursed, can be as important as help from a doctor.

Recognizing that babies don’t pause for holidays, we try to keep help available throughout the year. NMC also has a small number of bilingual English-Spanish peer counselors available. 


One-on-one support:

For individual support, please call us at 503.282.3338 to speak with a peer counselor and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

For inquiries, questions, or other non-time sensitive issues, please fill out the contact form below or email us directly at info@nursingmotherscounsel.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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