NURTURE{BKLYN} NURTURES NEW FAMILIES!

The early days and months postpartum are times when we all need support and community.  At Nurture{Bklyn} we want to empower, nurture and support you throughout the journey of parenthood so that you can be the best parent (and partner) possible.  Our thriving community of postpartum and parenting professionals offer counseling, classes and circles to support you during this time.  Drop in for a breastfeeding support circle with an IBCLC, come for a massage or to simply have a cup of tea and talk to other Brooklyn parents!

Read more about some of our signature offerings below & visit our Upcoming Offerings page for additional offerings!

 


ONGOING LACTATION SUPPORT at NURTURE{BKLYN}


THRIVING BABIES: LACTATION SUPPORT CIRCLES

Here is your chance to ask an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant your breast/chestfeeding questions and be with other breast/chestfeeding parents in a nurturing environment, perfect to practice nursing outside your home and going out with your baby.  Share your wisdom with other parents and learn from them too!  We cover anything breast/chestfeeding and parenting related, including the feelings of being a breast/chestfeeding parent, and even parenting and having a sex life!  Topics we often cover include “how do I know if my baby is getting enough?”, “how often should my baby nurse”, “what about when I go back to work?”, “what about solids?” and much more

WITH ONE OF OUR LOCAL IBCLC'S, HEATHER MULLEN AND SUZANNE NAJARIAN GOODSON

11:00AM-12:30PM, 

$20 DROP IN

LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETINGS

 

Helping parents breast/chestfeed through Mother-to-Mother support, encouragement, information and education.  La Leche League meetings provide the most up-to-date information on nursing your baby.  Meetings are a place to ask questions and share experiences.  All meetings are free and open to any woman interested in the subjects of mothering and breastfeeding.  

All moms, little ones, and any woman interested in breastfeeding are welcome at all meetings.

Please visit the website of the La Leche League of Park Slope & Windsor Terrace for more information.

EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

11:00AM-12:30PM  

FREE

 


REGULAR OFFERINGS FOR NEW PARENTS!


BITES WITH BABIES

An ONGOING SUPPORT CIRCLE FOR NEW MAMAS & BABIES  

Postpartum support & connection through conversation around new parenting topics, led by Nurture{Bklyn} Founder Elizabeth Mangum-Sarach (Doula & LCSW).  Meet your Mama-tribe and bring your baby.  Nourishing food prepared by a local mom who is knowledgeable and conscious of nutritional needs of the new mama, and special guest appearance by experts in such fields as sleep for YOU and your baby, breastfeeding, infant massage, and more.  Newborn - 12 Months

FRIDAYS 12-1:30PM

$15 PRE-REGISTRATION preferred


BABYWEARING INTERNATIONAL

monthly MEET UP for all!

Babywearing International of New York City is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to sharing the love of babywearing and helping caregivers to carry their babies and children safely, comfortably, and confidently. Participants are invited to bring their own kids, carriers, and questions, and get assistance with any issues or just check out each others' stashes. Please visit the website of Babywearing International of New York City for more information!

Every THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

9:30-11AM

FREE

 

BACK IN YOUR BODY

STRETCHING & STRENGTHENING FOR NEW MAMAS & BABIES

A gentle stretching and strengthening class designed for the postpartum body that incorporates elements of yoga, dance, and pilates.  We will also take time to practice mindfulness and tune in to our little ones. Taught by our Associate Director Amber Star Merkens, long time dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and current member of Dance Heginbotham. Amber is a postpartum doula, newborn care specialist and certified breastfeeding counselor. 

(Pre-crawling babies welcome, please bring your own receiving blanket)

WEDNESDAYS 1:30PM-2:30PM

$15/PERSON IN ADVANCE, $18 AT THE DOOR
 


THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR REGULAR WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES FOR FAMILIES! PLEASE VISIT OUR UPCOMING OFFERINGS PAGE FOR A FULL LIST WHAT'S SCHEDULE FOR THE SEASON!