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.

New Classes in 2014: Infant Massage and Baby Sign Language

Baby Massage Classes

 

We like to provide classes that are fun, educational and beneficial to new mothers, babies and new families. If you have a group of moms/dads/partners/family that would like to participate in any special class, contact us to arrange your personalized group session. The minimum number of participants is four.

Come and Get Fit in 2014 with Baby Wearing Yoga

A new way to practice yoga! Babywearing Yoga is a great way for moms to connect and practice yoga while their babies feel comfortable and secure in a baby carrier. Babywearing has been around for generations and can be seen in many different cultures all over the world. With four classes in each session, the first class starts off with a discussion on the benefits of babywearing, the different types of carriers, the safest carriers for yoga and tips on how to wear your baby safely. Moms will learn breathing exercises to ease stress and tension, practice exercises to help tone and strengthen the core and birthing muscles, and connect with other moms in a safe and nurturing environment.

*Please bring a soft structured baby carrier and baby blanket* (recommended carriers: Ergo, Beco, Boba, Tula or any other carrier that allows the baby to sit in a natural seated position and a chest buckle/strap)

Visit our calendar for class dates

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!