Black Breastfeeding Week '22

Black Breastfeeding Week is on its way again. This is the 10th anniversary and there are a ton of events posted on the official websit blackbreastfeedingweek.org under the events tab.

Specifically on Melanated Maternal Support's facebook page, there will be new content dropping every day of #BBW22, that I am really excited for you guys to experience. If you cant make a virtual event or physical event, please consider donating to Black Breastfeeding Week or to any other small black led lactation organizations.

Hey breast/chest friend...

Melanated Maternal Support is a CLC ran, inclusive, and fact based lactation counseling service located in Columbia, SC. I am also a married mother of 3 breastfed boys. My goal is to make lactation care affordable and accessible to ALL dyads, but POC in particular. In addition to lactation care, I also provide postpartum doula services. Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for choosing me to guide you through this wonderful bonding experience.

Please email or call to schedule a consult.

SERVICES

Postpartum Doula services currently include:

  • Belly Binding

  • Meal Prep

  • Cloth Diaper Service

  • Lactation Support

These services can be combined into a package, and also offered a la carte.

Postpartum Consults cover everything lactation related after you bring your bundle of joy into the world. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Pump Flange Fitting

  • Latch Issues

  • Weighted Feeds

Discounts are available for WIC/Medicaid/SNAP recipients.

Support Classes are for the non lactating parent, childcare professional, and every other support role in between. I currently have classes for:

  • "The baby doesnt like me": Bonding Techniques for the Non Lactating Parent

  • Childcare basics for an EBF child

Prenatal Consults help ease you (and maybe your partner) into what life will be like as a lactating parent. These consults teach breastfeeding basics, afterbirth preparedness, and how to continue the success you experienced in the hospital once you are home.