Nursing Mothers Counsel

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: PO Box 50063 Palo Alto CA 94303 USA

Mission: Nursing Mothers Counsel is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide support and factual information to nursing mothers and their families, and to assist them in meeting their personal breastfeeding goals.
Programs: Nursing Mothers Counsel provides breastfeeding information to nursing mothers through a help line and pre-natal breastfeeding information talks. We offer training to NMC member counselors as well as other professionals who work with and want to advise nursing mothers. We offer breast pumps and supplies for sale or rent.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an extremely dedicated group of women who are passionate about helping other mothers learn to breastfeed and deal with any challenges that come up. I've loved my volunteer work with this organization and am especially inspired watching new mamas come into their own and become confident mothers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've learned so much about breastfeeding and am inspired to learn more. I'd like this to eventually be a new career path when I am ready to go back to work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

explore new ways to get the word out about what we do and about our free breastfeeding classes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes it encouraged me to get certified as a lactation educator

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I've made a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies and that is an incredibly rewarding experience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I LOVE this organization! I had major problems with my first child (my son), and my lactation consultant was my hero! When I mentioned wanting to give back, she told me about Nursing Mothers Counsel. It took me 18 months and a different state, but I got involved, went through orientation and became a volunteer counselor. All my training helped me with my 2nd child (my daughter), and it's GREAT and very helpful to not only know that there's an organization who can help me if I need it, but that I can be a part of something so giving.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. Going through orientation, helping the number of moms I have... It's a great service!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping moms with their breastfeeding challenges and hearing their successes!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

giving, knowledgeable and people I like to be around.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

ADVERTISE!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I came to nursing mothers counsel before my 2nd child was born, I had nursed my first child but had some common problems . So when I got pregnat with my 2nd child I didn't want to make the same mistakes, I wanted to be better informed. I had a great phone coneslor. So after nursing my 2nd child for 6 months I decided to give back , by taking the classes to become a phone conselor myself , So I could help other mothers. Over the course of 16 years I counseled many mothers all over the United States. This is a great orgaization. And it helps so many new mothers nurse their babies. Candi

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In 1990 when my 2nd child was born I found NMC and I was helped so much that I became a member so I could give back,.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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