Breastfeeding Support at Natural Resources
Natural Resources carries a broad range of products to support the nursing mother, including lactation support teas, tinctures and herbs, nipple shields, Medela pumping supplies, rental pumps, nursing bras and pumping bustiers, supplemental nursing systems and more.
Breastfeeding Mothers Circle
Every Monday at 1pm in the Natural Resources classroom, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant facilitates a 90 minute breastfeeding support group. Details on the Circle can be found here.
Breastfeeding Beyond 6 Months
Mothers who are breastfeeding beyond 6 months, including toddlers, are
welcome to gather for an hour to share wisdom, tips and tricks. Nursing
beyond the first 6 months can be fun, yet challenging. All topics
welcome - from teething to weaning. Details on the Circle can be found here.
For those mothers with specific questions or those who are experiencing difficulty with latching, positioning, painful nursing, hospitalized infants, low supply, weight gain issues, thrush, mastitis, bottle refusal, or more, we offer the services of experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
Call 415.550.2611 to arrange a consultation in your home (the best for mother and baby) where our consultants support you in your desire to give your baby exactly what she or he needs. See below for fee information.
For out of hours assistance, please call our consultants directly:
Tracy Massillon 415-205-1357
Melitta Hoder 415-586-8468
In-store consultations coming soon!
We meet mothers and babies where they are in their breastfeeding relationship, offering them practical and realistic guidance and support. Our Consultants focus on giving simple and manageable advice, on building a workable plan with you, as well as helping mothers to understand the importance of the breastfeeding relationship.
In-Home Consultations Include:
- In-person consultation session of up to two hours
- Written plan
- Two weeks of email & phone support
Melitta Hoder is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula, Perinatal Educator and Massage Therapist and has been supporting new families since 2002. Reflecting her broad knowledge and experience of the needs of the new family, she offers individualized non-judgmental breastfeeding support. She has been involved with Natural Resources since 1990 and is bilingual in English and German.
Tracy Massillon has been working with birthing families since 2003. As an IBCLC, Doula and Educator, she brings to each consultation years of experience supporting mothers with nursing, as well as an extensive knowledge of birth and the postpartum experience. Tracy has been part of the Natural Resources familiy of educators since 2005.