As you may already know this week (August 1st - 7th) is World Breastfeeding Week! This week we celebrate the natural beauty, raise awareness, and work together to normalize breastfeeding.
Learn more about at worldbreastfeeding.org about “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”
Did you know...
Samantha, the owner and doula behind Doula Mae, is a Certified Lactation Counselor?
As a lactation counselor Samantha has received 50+ hours of education, passed an exam, and became certified through the Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding. As a lactation counselor Samantha educates, advocates, and counsels families throughout their unique breastfeeding journey.
Doula Mae offers; breastfeeding education in the comfort of your own home before and after the arrival of baby. We also have a package to ensure you feel supported throughout your breastfeeding journey. Learn more here.
A Latch On event is one that includes all breastfeeding families (and community members), inviting them to celebrate the natural beauty of breastfeeding as a beneficial bonding experience. View the video below for a glimpse at what a Latch On event looks like.
Two local Minnesota events include; Woodbury Friday at 4:30pm (info here) and Saint Cloud Saturday August 5th at 10am (info here). Other global events can be found ((here)).
Although Doula Mae isn't hosting a latch on event we are excited to share daily educational posts about breastfeeding on our Facebook page. Each post will include a link in the description so you can easily find more information. We encourage you to share our posts, discuss the breastfeeding topic(s), and share your breastfeeding memories with us.
Want to learn more about breastfeeding?
Samantha Martin is a young professional from Big Lake, MN. A birth and postpartum doula, Lactation Counselor, and Placenta Specialist serving growing families throughout Minnesota. She is always looking to further educate herself and others on bettering themselves and making informed decisions regarding their wellbeing. Samantha is a new blogger chasing her dreams!