Infant Feeding Parent Support Group

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$3.00 USD

About the class

Having a new baby is tough! You’re tired, you're hungry, and the baby cries at all hours of the day and night. There seems to be no end in sight. The information from the Pediatrician confuses you or just doesn’t feel right. Your mom or other support person is telling you to just give a bottle. If you have questions about feeding your baby and feeling lonely because of the lack of support, come and join me along with other parents as you get evidence-based answers to common breastfeeding, combination and formula feeding questions. Flexible hours and times to accommodate all you working moms & dads, stay at home folks, students, and all families in between. Group will be held during the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of the Month via Google Meet.

Location

This is an online event. Your instructor will provide you with instructions on how to attend after you sign up for the event.

Language

English

Refund and cancellation policy

Tickets are non-refundable unless further stated. If you need any assistance or have any questions, please contact support@bornbir.com.

About the provider

Janice Clarke

Hello! My name is Janice Clarke (she/her), Certified Lactation Counselor and founder of JC Lactation Counseling, a private practice breastfeeding consulting service based in the Bronx, New York. My breastfeeding journey began in February 2019 with the birth of my son. I struggled with terrible nipple pain for the first few weeks and I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. I felt lost and guilty. Worst of all, I felt failed by our health care team. However, it wasn’t their fault that they didn’t know how to support me— no one was a lactation specialist. Thankfully, a breastfeeding peer counselor at my local WIC office taught me how to correct my son’s latch. Even though it took over a month to find relief, this simple solution made all the difference for me. What I went through in the early days of my parenthood journey could have been prevented if I had made immediate contact with a lactation professional. As a graduate student in public health, helping new parents succeed in their lactation journey is both a personal and professional commitment. I received formalized training through the Center for Breastfeeding and officially entered the field of lactation consulting in September 2019. I began providing breastfeeding assistance to friends, family members, and to mothers seeking help on social media. My decision to take the next step and open my own private practice in July 2020 stems from the recent events of racial injustice. My goal is to provide representation in an area lacking Black lactation professionals, decrease breastfeeding/chestfeeding disparities, and serve my community by providing culturally competent breastfeeding/chestfeeding support. Speaking of support, join me at the next virtual support group! For more information and registration, please go to https://janiceclarkelc.com/support-group/. Offered twice a month. Thank you :-)

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