About

Lactation education, assessment, and support

Are you having your first baby and worried about this whole breastfeeding thing?

Have you heard horror stories from your family and friends?

We're here to ease those fears.

Maybe what you really need today is a trusted person who will LISTEN to you and help you find JOY in this parenting journey – not just feeding success.

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The handiwork of God, a new hand in ours!

What is BLC? – Birth & Lactation Connection

We currently provide LACTATION SERVICES – but we are also connected to the BIRTHY world… in fact, future plans include birth classes.

Did you recently birth a tiny human? Are you DUE to do so very soon? … Yikes! So exciting and so much information out there! Are you new to this area? What’s a new mom to do???

The truth is there’s tons of science behind the art of breastfeeding – we know what’s normal and what’s not. We can troubleshoot issues and help you find success. Here's a list of things and challenges we can help with:

  • Preparing for your breastfeeding journey before birth

  • Encouraging your partner to be involved in your breastfeeding journey

  • How family & friends may support your journey

  • Determining and meeting your personal nursing goals

  • Nursing your first newborn baby

  • Nursing after a Cesarean birth

  • Understanding your baby’s normal nursing behaviors

  • Tweaking your baby’s nursing routine or schedule

  • Latching difficulties

  • Nursing with flat or inverted nipples

  • Wondering if baby is getting enough milk

  • Baby not gaining enough weight

  • Offering baby supplementation of expressed milk / formula

  • Breast engorgement

  • Painful breastfeeding

  • Sore or damaged nipples

  • Low milk supply

  • How to increase milk supply

  • Herbal options to help increase supply

  • Over milk supply

  • Nursing an older baby or toddler

  • Nursing while taking medications

  • Nursing with a medical condition

  • Nursing a premature baby / NICU graduate baby

  • Nursing through medical, dental procedures and surgeries

  • Returning to work

  • Pumping, expressing and storing breastmilk

  • Hand expression

  • Offering breastfed baby a bottle

  • Introducing solid foods

  • Nursing through pregnancy or tandem nursing siblings

  • Weaning from the breast

  • Adoptive nursing

  • Plugged ducts

  • Mastitis infection

  • Yeast infections (Thrush)

  • Nursing after a breast reduction surgery

  • Nursing after a breast augmentation surgery

  • Nursing twins/multiples

  • Relactation (starting over because you stopped for some reason)

  • Oral assessment of TOTS Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue or lip ties)

  • Suck training (low tone babies, and pre and post frenectomy)

  • Collaboration with allied health professionals for success

All of our advice is sound, evidence-based practice – not just popular opinions. You may think of us as superheroes to the rescue – but honestly, we think MOMS are the real HEROES. Caring for a newborn is the hardest work in the world!

You deserve the BEST of care!!