Preparing For Birth and Beyond  - Providing services to families in Central and North East PA
                 Breastfeeding Support
         $50.00 for scheduled private consult in your home
                             75.00 for emergency visit 

Breastfeeding is good for you and for baby.  Your breastmilk is the best and safest food for your baby.  But breastfeeding is not always easy in the beginning!  Mom and baby are both learning.  Issues are easier to deal with right away then to wait until it gets worse and you and baby are both crying.

Having an experienced person come to your home and spend time watching baby nurse and talking to you can be a life saver and increases you having a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby!
I can be that person for you. I am trained and certified as a Lactation Counselor and have worked with hundreds of women helping them succeed at breastfeeding.
Be proactive and set up a private consult for when you bring baby home. Then call me when baby is born and we will set up the visit.
Didn't plan a visit ahead?  Get home with baby and run in to problems?  Call me for an emergency home visit. I make every effort to get to you within a few hours of call.

           Breastfeeding Circle of Support 
              Babies R Us Classroom 
                   Wilkes Barre, PA
               Call the store to register (570)822-7854 or visit                           

This is an ongoing group for those who are on their breastfeeding journey.  Attend each session or pick and choose.
 If you are at the beginning of your breastfeeding journey, in the middle, or towards the end. Come meet other moms and get support and questions answered.  I welcome and expect you to bring your baby!

  First and Third Wednesday of each month 5:30pm -6:30pm

                  Words from clients
After the birth I struggled to breastfeed successfully. My daughter was born on a friday and had to be kept an extra day due to low weight and we had no lactation consultant at hand. She came at midnight and encouraged me while teaching me calmly what to do. She stood by my side while I had to pump because of pain and was my support when no one could be at the hospital with me. Meghan

Virginia has been such a wonderful support to me on my breastfeeding journey. In the beginning, she helped me get my sleepy son latched and gave me tips on how to wake him up for feedings. Even now, at 7 months PP, she makes herself available to me to address concerns I have about my and my son's breastfeeding relationship. I am thankful for the knowledge I have gained from Virginia as it has enabled me to avoid some really bad breastfeeding advice! Ashley

Please see links up and to the right to learn more!

Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC
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