Whether you are singing out of tune, falling in love, or breastfeeding your baby, you can get by with a little help from your friends! Being a new parent is not easy, and the breastfeeding relationship is part of that. Finding a support group or friends group can help you have a more successful breastfeeding relationship. How can you benefit from being with other lactating families?
Even for people for whom breastfeeding comes easily and may not need professional support, a parent-to-parent support group can make a big difference in their parenting journey, especially that first year.
While most communities have formal support groups, an informal group of parents going through the same stages may also be just what you need. Check your local facebook groups and parenting sites for peer support groups.
I’d love to have you join me at our Breastfeeding Support Group. All lactating parents and their babies are welcome. It’s an opportunity to get out in the evening, whether you work outside the home or in the home, and you get the best of both worlds - professional advice and support from other parents!
Breastfeeding Support Group
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Wellsview Cottage, Annapolis
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Cynthia Bischoff, IBCLC, is the owner and provider at Lactation Life, offering lactation consults in Maryland.