Let’s be honest about something: even though babies and mothers may have an instinctual knowledge that guides them toward breastfeeding correctly… sometimes it takes a lot of tenacity and support to sustain a breastfeeding relationship with your newborn!
Because of that, I believe it is SO important that new mommas know what support is available to them to help them work through any questions or concerns that may come up regarding breastfeeding. The list below includes a number of important support avenues for moms, with both free and fee-based meetings, run by both volunteers and trained lactation specialists.
Don’t be shy to attend! Moms often bring their infants with them to nurse at these meetings so that others can give them specific advice based on their situation. And if you feel nervous about attending, you should know that the folks who lead these meetings aim to create safe environments for moms to cry it out, in addition to receiving encouragement and feedback on the issue at hand. 😉
And remember: before you show up to one of these meetings, please, please double-check my research by visiting the website associated with each group in order to verify the time and place of the meetings!
Baby + Company – FREE
Visit http://www.babyandcompany.com/wheat-ridge/ for the most up to date schedule!
9AM every Tuesday at Baby + Company Birthing Center – 7777 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
La Leche League Meetings – FREE
For urgent help, you can call the Denver Metro La Leche League phone line at 303-779-6722 or the Colorado Springs Metro La Leche League phone line at 719-481-2909.
The Mama’hood Breastfeeding Groups – $16 per class
Visit http://www.themamahood.com/breastfeeding-groups/ for up-to-date schedules!
1PM on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Mama’hood Denver – 2902 Zuni St., Denver, CO 80211
1PM on every Tuesday and Friday at the Mama’hood Boulder – 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302. (In the village shopping center on kids’ row, corner of Arapahoe & 28th St.)
Belly Bliss “Blissful Breastfeeding Support Group” – $20 per class
Visit http://www.bellybliss.org/Schedule.html or call 303-399-1191 for up-to-date schedules.
11:15AM-12:15PM on every Wednesday – 300 Josephine St., Suite 10, Denver, CO 80206.
The Family Room Breastfeeding Support Group – FREE
Visit http://www.thefamilyroomdenver.com/breastfeedingsupport/ or call 303-356-6244 for an up-to-date schedule.
1-2PM on every Wednesday at The Family Roo – 6279 W. 38th Ave., Suite 1, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
Connecting Mamas Breastfeeding Support Group – $10
Visit https://www.lutheranmedicalcenter.org/calendar/women-and-family-classes/connecting-mamas-new-moms-group/ for an up-to-date schedule.
9-10:30AM on every Wednesday morning at Lutheran Medical Center – 8300 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
The group takes place in the women’s education center classrooms (Main hospital – entrance #2, 2nd Floor, North).
Enso Mama Prenatal Mamas Group and Lactation Sessions – $17
Visit http://www.ensomama.com/mamas-group-and-lactation-sessions.html or call 719-660-5687 for up to date schedule.
10:30AM on every Friday at Enso Mama Prenatal – 10 S. 25th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
Note: If you have any other groups you think I should add, or you notice that a location/date/time of a meeting listed is not right, please comment to let me know! I’d love to keep updating this list.