All of my clients breastfeed their babies. One of the most important things you can do for the long-term health of your baby is to nurse. I actively promote and support breastfeeding. It is my goal for mothers to feel prepared and empowered in their nursing career. While I am flexible about the many other choices you have around your pregnancy and birth, I am adamant that you attend a series of La Leche League breastfeeding support meetings if you have not breastfed a baby. La Leche League provides positive information, support and role models. You will gain confidence and experience just by being in a room of like-minded mothers nursing their babies and toddlers. Leaders are available to provide help and support for nursing your baby after the birth.
I provide you with a list of local meetings and require that you attend a series of four meetings during your pregnancy. Many of my clients have thanked me later for introducing them to La Leche League.