Breastfeeding & Postpartum SupportThe first twelve weeks after a baby is born is critical for not only the baby but for the mom. Women and their partners need to know about the benefits of breastfeeding and receive the support they need to breastfeed their babies. While research has shown that breastfeeding is beneficial to both mothers and babies, national breastfeeding rates continue to show slow growth. Guiding Star Orange City seeks to improve breastfeeding rates and mother-baby bonds by creating targeted resources and support to women and their partners.
Postpartum Depression Support is available through NaPro Technology. Contact Kari Beadner, CFCP for a Referral to a FertilityCare Medical Consultant. Guiding Star Doulas also offer Postpartum Doula Support to easy the postpartum time of a new baby at home.
Guiding Star Postpartum Doulas
Amaris Garcia – Birth and Lactation Services is a Guiding Star Orange City partner providing a variety of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Lactation classes. Check back often for new class offerings!
Nursing Lounge and Baby Weigh Station
Our nursing Lounge and baby Weigh Station are open at anytime Guiding Star is open, No appointment needed. Come in enjoy easy parking, a soft chair, a drink and encouraging support. Our Baby Scale is avalible to weigh your baby to build confidence as you reach your breastfeeding goals.
Need a Breast pump or part? We accept donated Breast pumps and we can help you get one if needed.