Our FREE breastfeeding and parenting support groups are led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Join us the first Sunday of the month from 10am-noon
at our office off of 83rd & Cass
for our support group!
8329 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68114
Current meeting times:
1st Sunday of the month
Welcome to Nurture Village!
Nurture Village is the name of our breastfeeding and parenting support group. We created Nurture Village for all families. It is an opportunity for you and your children to spend time with and gain support from others sharing a similar experience.
While we are lactation consultants and many of our families are breastfeeding, you do not need to be breastfeeding to attend. This group is about support in all things parenting. Siblings are welcome to join.
Some of the parenting topics we discuss: Normal Newborn Behavior, Family, Pumping, Sleep, Routines, Nursing in Public, Baby-Led Weaning, Introducing Solids, Baby-Wearing, Infant Massage, Holistic Care, Exercise, Milestones & Encouraging Growth, Child Care and more!
2019 Topics & Dates:
1st Sunday of the month 10am-12pm at Nurture Omaha
January 6th - Returning to Work/ Daycare & Bottles
February 3rd - Pumping (Valentines Craft)
March 3rd - Car Seat Safety & Traveling (St Pats Craft)
April 7th - Starting Solids (Easter Craft)
May 5th - Exercise After Baby
June 2nd - Infant Massage
July 7th - Decoding Baby Cries & Baby Sign Language (4th of July craft)
August 4th - World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
September 1st - Normal Baby Behavior
October 6th - Safe Sleep (Halloween Craft)
November 3rd - Managing the Holidays (Thanksgiving Craft)
December 1st - Birth Stories (Christmas Craft)
You do not need to sign up to attend. Just show up! Come and go as you please!
A baby scale is available to check your baby's weight gain and to do a weighted feeding to see how much breastmilk your baby is transferring.
All groups are led by an IBCLC. All breastfeeding questions will try to be answered, but if yours is too complex to answer in a group setting, we will ask you to schedule a private consult so that we can assess both you and your baby and make sure breastfeeding is going well!
Join our private Facebook group to chat with other parents and to keep up with group updates!
Click here to join!
(Be sure to answer the security questions or you will not be added)
What parents have to say about our support groups:
"After having a negative experience elsewhere and continuing to struggle with my son's latch at 2 weeks old, I felt so welcomed and even though it was full, they made an effort to sit down with me and spend time working on his latch and giving me different tips and tricks. Never once judging me or making me feel like I was doing something wrong. I went back every week and whatever struggle I had at the time, they were there for me. They helped me get my son to latch without the nipple shield and were just as excited for me as if it was their own baby. LOVE THEM! :)"
"When I joined mommy and me group, my daughter was in and out of nursing strikes. She was constantly gassy and colicky and I was struggling to keep my nursing relationship, let alone my sanity. I was on little amounts of sleep and my relationships around me were suffering.
My husband didn't understand, my mother in law and caretaker of my daughter didn't get it. My friends and coworkers thought I was crazy to continue to push as much as I did.
I felt so alone. Joining the group gave me a sense of not feeling so alone. We may not all have the same struggles in life, but at least we could all agree motherhood can be hard.
We are so thankful to the ladies of Nurture and all the friends we've made over the past two years."
"I wish I had enough words to describe how amazing Nurture Omaha is. I am currently breastfeeding my second child. One of the main reasons I was so successful the first time was because of Melanie. Prior to giving birth to my first child Melanie would constantly post information about breastfeeding, it caught my eye and really made me want to give breastfeeding a shot. I tell ALL of my friends and new moms, breastfeeding is hard and sometimes a guessing game, but as long as you ask for help and seek support your breastfeeding journey will be so much more successful! My support system has been Nurture Omaha, formerly Elite Lactation. Help is available 24/7, literally! No matter what time of day or whatever issue I am having, someone is always available to help! I message Melanie on Facebook and she responds so quickly. Melanie is SO educated and extremely positive. I could go on and on about my love and passion for Nurture Omaha. I cannot say enough good things about Nurture Omaha as a support system during my motherhood journey and breastfeeding! When they say it takes a village, it truly does. I’m so happy to have Melanie and Nurture Omaha in my village."