Lactation Support

De la Flor Midwifery Offers Lactation Support For New Mothers in Grand Rapids.

Breastfeeding is a personal journey and a large and important element during those first few days and months after birth. Sometimes it happens smoothly without any bumps in the road, but often a new mother is surprised at how much it can take to learn how to breastfeed, as well as a surprising amount of self-doubt. A Certified Lactation Counselor can help support families get over the learning curve of lactation. It is okay if nursing is harder than you expected, you have judgment-free support right here in Grand Rapids for all the ups and downs of new motherhood. Many people simply do not understand how difficult breastfeeding can be for some at first but do not worry it does get easier with practice, patience and time.


If you need a Certified Lactation Counselor in Grand Rapids contact us at De la Flor Midwifery while  pregnant or after delivery to set up a consultation. It is never too early or late to call us, or another certified lactation counselor  to discuss your journey with breastfeeding your baby. Lactation support is about supporting the mother in her decisions and helping her when she wants to continue even through obstacles. Many people do not realize how certain elements can fully get in the way of successful breastfeeding. Does the mother have enough support? Does she feel safe? Is she getting enough nutrition? Is she overworked, over-stressed, or dealing with postpartum depression or other problems? There are so many factors when it comes to breastfeeding your baby and you deserve someone in your corner to help. Call us for more information.