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August 11, 2011

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August 11, 2011

I first heard about the Nursing Mothers Counsel through my daughter's pediatric doctor. As it is the case with many first-time mothers, I had various questions I wanted to ask about breastfeeding, but could not afford to hire private help. I then decided to contact a Nursing Mothers Counsel representative. That is when I met Gretchen Kindberg. She came to our house to watch me as I breastfed our little daughter, to make sure that the baby was latching correctly. Gretchen is a lovely, very knowledgeable, sweet, and approachable young lady. A mother herself, she put me at ease right away, reassuring me throughout her visit that I was doing everything correctly and that my daughter was latching beautifully. Gretchen talked to my husband and me for about a couple of hours. During this time she answered all of our questions, addressed our concerns and gave us numerous precious hints and advice. I highly recommend her as well as the Nursing Mothers Counsel. We were really impressed with Gretchen's professionalism, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge.

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I would recommend they advertise their services more broadly, so that other mothers like me can take advantage of it.

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

I attended a Nursing Mothers Counsel breastfeeding class after I had my first baby (now 23 months old). The class was helpful, but the e-mail communication after the class between Gretchen, one of the volunteers, and I was superb. She was honest, caring and gave real examples rather than cookie cutter responses that I received from other organizations. She even followed up to see how I was doing awhile after our last conversation.

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and I have referred others (even out of country) to this wonderful organization!

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The class I attended was apparently for pregnant women which I did not realize (though I still gained a information from it). I recommend a universal class or a class for postpartum women too. These may exist; I am not sure.

April 3, 2011

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April 3, 2011

These volunteers helped me so much in the early days as a new parent. They were so kind. They reached out to me before my baby was born.
I asked questions and volunteers got right back to me with tips, advice encouragement and support.

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The counsel gave me support and confidence.

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March 24, 2011

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March 24, 2011

I am a first time Mother and I registered for a free breastfeeding class with NMC. The lecture itself was fantastic with a great video and pictures and a very experienced lecturer.
After my baby was born, I initially had a little problem breastfeeding--Some women might describe this as a good
problem to have--too much milk!
I called NMC volunteer and was connected to an absolutely wonderful and astute mother who recognized that part of my nervousness was from being a tired new mom just grappling with her new role . . . she gave me excellent tips for breastfeeding but also made me feel okay about being nervous/frustrated at times and within 2 weeks I found myself totally turned around and didn't have any problems with breastfeeding. She also gave me an excellent idea of donating excess milk to preemies. I would highly recommend every new mom to join NMC and I myself am looking forward to becoming a volunteer.

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March 24, 2011

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March 24, 2011

Nursing Mothers Counsel (NMC) is a great group. The members in the group are very nice and helpful. Their goal is to help nursing mothers. I am one of the moms who needs help in nursing. I have been having issues with nursing my baby and desperately looking for help until I found Nursing Mothers Counsel that I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I was referred to a lactation nurse to further assist me. Nursing Mothers Counsel gives me support and encouragement so I can continue to nurse. Please include Nursing Mothers Counsel as part of the 2011 Women's Empowerment Campaign and include Nursing Mothers Counsel on theTop-Rated Women's Nonprofits List for 2011.

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I think this group is great.

March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

The lactation consultants at nursing mothers counsel helped me so much. I was a new mom, emotional and my baby was not nursing well. the first call was so supportive and Leslie basically told me it was ok, i was going to be ok and that I was doing a fantastic job. i really needed to hear that at the time. my husband was back to work and I was a mess. Then I got weekly phone calls from another volunteer that helped turned my troubles into successful nursing. It was amazing what over the phone coaching could do to help. And all of this was free. my volunteer een offered to come to my house. Other lactation consultant services were well over $100. I am very grateful to the volunteers at nursing mothers counci.

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so many ways. they helped me to nurse successfully.

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nothing.

March 22, 2011

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March 22, 2011

I was a nervous first time mom last year. I wanted to give my baby the best he can have so I decided to at least breast feed for six months. It was a lot of work and I ran into various questions/issues during the 7 months I gave my baby breast milk.

The volunteers at Nursing Mothers are
amazingly helpful. Initially I wouldn't believe they are simply volunteers because I got their DIRECT phone number and can give them a call anytime I want. They'd encourage me to continue nursing and help me with any questions I might have. Such amazing support and consultation.

I wouldn't being able to do this alone without the help from those amazing volunteers. I really thank them for their time and effort.

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I called them frequently for a period of 8 months.

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Maybe have someone on call instead of every volunteers get called by the clients anytime they want?

March 22, 2011

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March 22, 2011

NMC has helped me succeed in breastfeeding my daughter in every way possible! Every time I stuggled or a new challenge arose, they were there to provide the support and guidance I needed! I love the fact that all of their members are volunteers with prior breastfeeding experience.

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many different ways. They helped me from the before the birth of daughter up until I stopped breastfeeding her. From struggles with going back to work full time to a low supply, NMC counselors supported and helped me successfully breastfeed my daughter for over a year.

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probably have them host a gathering where counselors could meet their contacts and their families so we have the opportunity to thank them face to face!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through a breastfeeding class at Kaiser.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group has encouraged me to breastfeed my future children as long as I can and to help others do the same without hesitation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 22, 2010

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July 22, 2010

Nursing Mother's Counsel was a great find. They provided a free class and counselors to help me through my breastfeeding experience. The class was very helpful and provided me the introduction I needed to prepare myself. Not only that, I had two counselors on call of whom I used to ask questions about latching, pain, and pumping. They were very helpful and put me to ease.

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Breastfeeding has it's pain points but the bonding is so gratifying especially after the first month. Having a counselor on hand was what I needed to keep myself going and not giving up.

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very supporting and constructive. They provide great advice and a human touch.

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

available and helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 30, 2010

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June 30, 2010

I went to a free very helpful breastfeeding class before my son was born. While the amount of information was somewhat overwhelming, I definitely felt prepared to breastfeed after he was born. The volunteer assigned to me calls or emails every few days to check in and she has provided some useful advice and hints.

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Breastfeeding my child.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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