ABOUT THE CENTER
Why the Name?
Our name was deliberately chosen to reflect the excellent care we offer ALL families; those who breastfeed, those who use other feeding methods in addition to breastfeeding, and those who aren't lactating at all. You may hit bumps in the road requiring a short-term change in how you feed and nurture your little one; we are there for you. We don’t intend to define your experience, or limit what we can do for you. We want to be your resource, regardless of your goals.
We also put in a lot of thought and consideration about the newborn phase. Although we know we will see babies of all ages at the Center, it’s those very first weeks that seem to contain a lot of stress for parents. We believe that this is best alleviated with unhurried education. We intend to make sure that we give you plenty of time for your questions and concerns during every visit with us, but especially if you have a newborn.
This is why we decided to focus on lactation and newborn wellness.
Once we decided to move forward, it would have been a lot faster (and easier) to rent office space somewhere; there are many options. If we had done this, the Center would have looked like any other medical facility and that isn’t our goal. Instead, we started with location. The Midlands is made up of many small communities, spread out in many directions, so we chose a site between two major highways to maximize accessibility for families. Next, we selected an architect to turn our verbal descriptions into a real plan for a building that maximizes natural light while using space to create a sense of comfort. Our construction team is now in the process of turning a brushy, wooded lot into a place where families can be welcomed, educated, and supported.