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Lactation Support 

The journey into parenthood is a unique and transformative experience, and the act of lactation can play a significant role in promoting emotional well-being during this incredible chapter of your life.


Whether you're an expectant parent curious about the emotional aspects of lactation or a new parent seeking reassurance and support, our aim is to provide you with valuable insights and guidance. 


Together, we will work to resolve any lactation complications, explore the emotional and psychological aspects of lactation, and learn how lactation can foster a sense of connection, reduce stress, and contribute to your overall sense of well-being.


Therapy is not included with lactation support services. Please see our therapy page for therapy details. 

Cost for Lactation Support

The cost of lactation support is "pay what you can" allowing individuals to contribute an amount that aligns with their financial situation and the value they receive from our service.

"Pay what you can" demonstrates our commitment to inclusivity and supporting all individuals on their nursing journey, regardless of their financial situation.


This payment option fosters a sense of community and ensures that essential lactation resources are accessible to as many individuals as possible.

Check out 10 ways that lactation can contribute to better mental well-being:

  1. Bonding and Attachment: Lactation fosters a strong emotional connection between parent and baby through skin-to-skin contact and eye contact during feeds. This bond can boost feelings of love and attachment, promoting emotional stability.

  2. Oxytocin Release: The act of lactation triggers the release of oxytocin, often referred to as the "love hormone" or "bonding hormone." Oxytocin can promote feelings of relaxation, trust, and emotional bonding, reducing stress and anxiety.

  3. Stress Reduction: Lactation can help lower maternal stress levels by reducing the production of stress hormones, such as cortisol. The calming effect of lactation can be particularly beneficial during challenging postpartum periods.

  4. Emotional Regulation: Hormonal changes during lactation can contribute to emotional regulation, helping parents cope better with the demands of early parenthood, including sleepless nights and new responsibilities.

  5. Sense of Accomplishment: Successful lactation can boost a parent's self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, which can have a positive impact on overall mental well-being.

  6. Release of Endorphins: Lactation can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators. This can help alleviate feelings of sadness or depression.

  7. Stress Management: The act of lactation provides mothers with regular, built-in breaks during the day, promoting relaxation and an opportunity for self-care and reflection.

  8. Sense of Purpose: Lactation can give new parents a sense of purpose and fulfillment, which can be particularly important during the often-challenging postpartum period.

  9. Hormonal Stability: Lactation can help regulate hormonal fluctuations that occur after childbirth, potentially reducing the risk of postpartum mood disorders.

  10. Community and Support: Lactation often involves joining local support groups or seeking advice from healthcare professionals. This sense of community can reduce feelings of isolation and provide a valuable support network.

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