Learn how to get breastfeeding off to a great start with the breastfeeding class from the Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) of Nature to Nurture! Topics of the Breastfeeding Basics class include proper latch technique and positioning, as well as normal newborn feeding patterns. We will discuss how to establish a good milk supply and how to prevent common breastfeeding problems. Have all your breastfeeding questions answered at this class. Breastfeeding Basics classes are held the first Wednesday of each even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) from 6-8pm at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Mom is encouraged to bring a partner or support person. Registration is required. If you attend this breastfeeding class, you will receive $25 off any future service from Nature to Nurture!
This class may be reimbursable through your health insurance. Contact Nature to Nurture to learn more about breastfeeding support and insurance.
Going back to work soon? Let the Lactation Consultants of Nature to Nurture help! Learn all about breastpumps, pumping, how to get ready to go back to work, and what to expect when you get back. You’ll learn how to properly store your breastmilk and what to expect with pumping yields. We will discuss tips for making the transition easier and what changes you might see with breastfeeding.Classes are held the first Wednesday of each odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Classes are held at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.
Get ready through our breastfeeding classes! Sign up for both Breastfeeding Basics and Express Yourself-Pumping Basics and save $10 off your registration fee! Best scheduled during late 2nd or early 3rd trimester.
Do you have questions about how and when to start solids? Which nutrients are most important for your baby? How to transition to finger and table foods? What can you do to avoid a picky eater? Join us for our infant nutrition class where you will learn the answers to these questions and more! The lactation consultants of Nature to Nurture are also nutrition experts with Marjorie having a B.S. in Nutritional Science and Megan being a Registered Dietitian. This class is ideal for pregnant or new moms with questions about feeding their babies. Registration is required. Infants are welcome!
Rent one of our Medela Lactina Breastpumps to use. The Medela Lactina breastpump is a hospital-grade breastpump. It can be used as either a single or double electric breastpump. Requires a Lactina kit for use. Rent at a discounted rate of $15/week or $60/month!
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) now supports breastfeeding by covering the cost of breastfeeding services and breastpump rentals and/or personal breastpumps. While we are working to become contracted with the insurance companies to better serve you, Nature to Nurture is not able to fulfill the breastpump provision of the ACA. Under the ACA, you must order your breastpump through a participating Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider, which we are not. Your insurance company should be able to point you in the right direction.
Going back to work and not sure how to start planning? Let us help! Going back to work can be stressful enough without having to worry about pumping! During our Back to Work Pumping Consult, a lactation consultant will discuss breastpump assembly, cleaning, and maintenance. You’ll learn how to properly store your breastmilk and what to expect with pumping yields. We will discuss tips for making the transition easier and what changes you might see with breastfeeding. We can create a personal breastfeeding plan that includes balancing pumping and breastfeeding so you can spend more quality time with your baby and less time worrying about your return to work.
The Lactina Double-Electric Kit is required to use the Medela Lactina breastpump. You may purchase your own or one through us.
Visit our Consults Page to learn more about our Breastpump consult if you want a personalized plan for using your breastpump!
Rent one of our digital infant scales to track your baby’s weight gain. Weight gain is one of the best indicators to see that breastfeeding is going well. Rent at a discounted rate of $15/week or $60/month!
Nature to Nurture accepts checks, cash, and credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover) for all our services. All services are fee-for-service. Payment is expect at time of service. Equipment rentals are based on availability. PA sales tax (6%) is charged on all equipment and equipment rentals. A credit card number is required to be kept on file for all pump and scale rentals.
At Nature to Nurture, we know that being a mom isn’t easy and that sometimes, babies are on their own schedule. Our lactation consultants (IBCLCs) are available via phone or email, 7 days a week. We offer breastfeeding consultations for any topic you want, prenatal and postpartum. Any of our breastfeeding classes can be offered as a private breastfeeding consult, tailored to you. Weekend and evening visits from a lactation consultant are available at no extra charge. No distance is too far for us to travel. We are based in State College and happy to serve all of Central PA, including Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Altoona, Philipsburg, Lewistown, and surrounding areas.