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Policy for COVID-19   Updated 5/29/2020 by Donna Bruschi, IBCLC

There is no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted through breastfeeding and it remains the best way to protect your baby or child during this pandemic.

• Telehealth appointments are recommended as a completely safe, and confidential way, to get breastfeeding help.
• Home appointments are available for self-isolating, COVID-19 Negative families.

Click to book an appointment - 7 days a week. Call/text 845-750-4402 for a quick chat about your particular situation.

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You started breastfeeding.

Whether intentionally or you thought you'd just give it a try. And then it got complicated. You are realizing there's a lot to know and your newborn is depending on you to eat and grow. Fortunately, breastfeeding becomes simple with support and information from a highly skilled International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, an IBCLC.

However you started, and whatever your goal, I help you:

  • Overcome the 'Overwhelm' - receive step-by-step, accurate information focused on what you and your baby need right now.

  • Work through Difficulties - There's a way to continue with breastfeeding through almost every challenge.

  • Enjoy Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding is as vital to you as it is to your baby and it should be pleasurable.

  • Discover your style - Every mother & baby has their own ways of learning and bonding through breastfeeding. 

If you’re new to breastfeeding help, or pregnant, you may be wondering, "Is this for me?"

If you would like to ask a question or make an appointment, call or text me: 845-750-4402.

I am here to help you. Continue reading about ways to work with me including classes, support groups, live events, and one-on-one home and office consultations.

Donna and the babies

My office is located in New Paltz in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. It's an easy drive from Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Middletown, Newburgh, and Beacon, NY. I offer in-home visits in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan County. Rates here.

I've helped thousands of women learn the womanly art of breastfeeding. In my experience, prompt professional support helps you feel confident nursing your baby. 


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Breastfeeding Café Mission

Breastfeeding cafe sketchWe help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals and become happy, confident, caring and connected with their babies and with each other.

We use ongoing breastfeeding education, peer support and one-on-one lactation consulting services.

Our mission is:

  1. To educate families about breastfeeding
  2. To connect breastfeeding mothers with each other in a community
  3. To professionally counsel, coach, and support mothers with breastfeeding.

We do this through classes, groups, events and friendship in real life and online. (After COVID-19 "in real life events" will resume.)