New HypnoBirthing® Classes Start April 8

expecting_coupleRelaxed, natural childbirth education enhanced by self hypnosis. Visit our calendar for class dates.

FREE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP MOVING TO WEDNESDAYS!

Spring babySpring is finally here! Change is in the air at NVLC!

Moms please note we are moving the FREE Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group to WEDNESDAYS at 12:00 noon.  See calendar for dates and topics.

How do I store my Breastmilk in the event of a power outage?

Well, here is a guide for handling your milk in the event of a power outage in the event that you do not have a generator available.

1. Keep your freezer door closed. This will help keep your milk frozen for up to 24 hours.

2. Start filling zip-lock bags with water, and placing them in the freezer around your frozen milk before the power outage for added protection of your frozen milk.

3. Purchase dry ice and keep it in an ice chest for now. A standard sized freezer requires 10-15 lbs of dry ice. This will help keep your milk frozen. You can find dry ice at local convenience stores.

4. Find friends and family in the local area that may have a generator and ask if you can store your milk in their freezer. You will be amazed at the group efforts of “saving babies milk!!!” Now is the time to reach out to ensure you have a back up plan in the event that the options above are no longer options!

5. In the event the the power outage is longer than 24 hrs, please know that milk that is SLIGHTLY defrosted may be able to be frozen again and used later. BUT!!! This is a LAST RESORT!!! Please use all preventative measures and prepare ahead of time to ensure that you are prepared!!! Its always better to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best!!

Please share this information with your breastfeeding communities, and we will definitely keep you all posted with options and advice.

Herbal Remedies to Increase Milk Production

I was looking through Dr. LowDogs website and found this great information  about increasing milk production with the use of herbs. Please feel free to share this with your healthcare providers.

http://www.drlowdog.com/Assets/pdf_files/Pregnancy_lowdog.pdf

Happy Reading!

Mom’s Accessories

Northern Virginia Lactation Center is transitioning from a boutique to a collaborative center for the birth and babies community. This means that we need to make more space for family members. While we will still carry all of your Medela pumping kit supplies, Motherlove and Go Lacta herbs, we will be downsizing our stock of nursing clothing, bras, tanks and pillows. Please keep an eye out on our facebook page and blog for upcoming sales.

Our Newest Addition to our Supplement Family, is Mulanggay by Golacta.

Generations of Asian mothers have turned to one natural source when they needed to increase their breast milk production: Malunggay. The leaves of the Malunggay tree (moringa oleifera) are nature’s own galactagogues — nature’s way of helping you increase the amount of breast milk you produce.

Go-Lacta® is a plant-based supplement that has scientifically shown to increase mom’s breast milk supply. Mothers who ate Malunggay produced almost 200% more milk than mothers who didn’t. Download the study here!

Go-Lacta® is 100% vegan using premium Malunggay leaves and 100% vegetarian capsules. Produced in an ISO-certified facility, Go-Lacta® ensures a high-quality and safe premium product for mom and baby.

Give your baby more of the perfect food — your own breast milk. Make sure you produce enough with Go-Lacta®!


Motherlove Herbal Company

Motherlove Herbal Company creates the finest quality, pure products using certified organic ingredients.
More Milk Plus is Motherlove’s best selling herbal lactation formula. A safe and effective galactagogue formula designed to quickly increase breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.
More Milk Special Blend was specially formulated at the request of lactation consultants. It stimulates the development of mammary tissue and safely and effectively increases breast milk for women with special needs such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), breast surgery and adoptive moms. This formula is also helpful for women who did not increase in breast size during pregnancy.

Moby Wrap

Using the softest of cotton fabrics, the Moby® Wrap (mother and baby) is by far the most comfortable baby carrier available today. It distributes weight evenly from parent’s shoulders to hips and aligns baby’s center of gravity as close to the parent’s body as possible.

Simple Wishes

For every mother who has ever wished she could be in two places at once, that she had an extra set of hands, or just that she could manage her hectic schedule and still find time for herself, Simple Wishes is the simple solution she’s been waiting for. Simple Wishes is now available in stores nationwide..

Hands Free Pumping Bustier

Simple Wishes Bustier allows multi-tasking moms the chance to be more productive while they pump, or simply to take a breath and recapture a moment for themselves. Stylish and functional, and grounded in innovative, thoughtful design, the Bustier is an affordable and quality alternative to the fussy and unflattering hands free alternatives on the market

 

 

Easy Expression Hands Free Bra

Any mom who’s spent time pumping breast milk for her baby can feel like she has to drop everything to squeeze out a few drops of milk. Thanks to the Easy Expression Hands-Free Breast Pumping Bra, you can still do it all and be a milk producing mama! Since 1998, Easy Expression Products, Inc. has provided moms everywhere with the gift of pumping breast milk completely hands-free!

 

Maternity Boutique

SUPER SALE ON BRAVADO NURSING BRAS!!!

Bravado- Supreme Nursing Bras originally $49.99 now $34.99

Bravado- Microfiber Nursing Bras originally $39.99 now $29.99

Bravado-Allure Nursing Bras originally $54.99 now $44.99

Bravado-Originals Nursing Bras originally $35.99 now $25.99

Medela Seamless Softcup originally $39.99 now $29.99

Medela Underwire $39.99 now $29.99

Medela Softcup with adjustable cup $38.99 now $19.99

Call or email with size/color request

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Limited sizes available- While Supplies Last!

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Replacement & Spare Parts

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Kits & Pump Accessories

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Purchase Breastpumps

We carry the latest pro consumer  breastpumps. Get a free pump consultation when you purchase a pump from us, with low prices and expert advice we match you with your needs.
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Rental Pumps

Our rental line of breastpumps are all professional and hospital-grade assuring properly serviced and sanitary equipment.
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