At The Retreat, our trained professionals in lactation (breastfeeding) support and counseling are here to offer you the following services:
- Breastfeeding education classes
- Breastfeeding support following delivery
- Diagnosis and treatment for breastfeeding related illnesses
- Resources and information on breastfeeding
- Telephone support and counseling
Like much of parenting, breastfeeding is learned not instinctive. Still, breastfeeding is one of the most important things a mother can do to get her baby off to the healthiest start. With a little time, patience, and proper lactation support and instruction both mom and baby can find breastfeeding success. English and Spanish Individual classes available upon request.
By Luz Chavez, Certified Lactation Counselor
Join us in discussing how breastfeeding really works, myths, facts, and much more. Expectant mothers and up to two family members are welcomed. Cost of the class is $20, handouts are included.
Acompañanos a discutir los mitos y verdades de dar pecho, el objetivo de esta clase es que tu y tu familia esten preparados e informados acerca de como funciona en verdad el proceso de amantar y asi puedas tener una mejor experiencia de lactancia. Clases los sabados con previa cita, tambien hay clases disponibles en el horario de su conveniencia contacteme en firstname.lastname@example.org para mas informacion.
On demand classes available upon request on
Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
By appointment only, please call or text 915-201-9317, email email@example.com
Breastfeeding Boot Camp
by Rachel Curtis, Labor Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor
Whether you are preparing to nurse a newborn for the first time, are looking to improve upon a previous experience, or want to help a friend or loved one succeed at breastfeeding, this class will help you reach your goals.
All participants will receive a copy of course notes, a diaper and feeding chart, a latch key, and a comprehensive list of local in-person resources. Students also receive one free lactation support session by phone.
The cost is $40 per mother, and accompanying support people are no additional charge. $10 off to all retreat clients. Partners are encouraged to attend. Classes every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Meet our Lactation Support Experts
Amissa Metcalf, Doula & Childbirth Educator
E-RYT500, CBE, Full Spectrum Doula, Lactation Consultant, Ayurvedic Practitioner, has served women and families in yoga and birth since 2003. She has served in high risk pregnancies, VBAC, multiples, IVF, surrogacies, adoption, and many unmedicated and cesarean births and believes that every woman should have a supported birth and postpartum experience to transition into motherhood in a way that is authentic for her and her family needs. Amissa provides group and private instruction, doula services and consults. She also created and directs a yoga teacher training and doula training in El Paso, Texas.
Call 915.308.5000 for more information about breastfeeding questions and lactation support services or click here.
Rachel Curtis, Labor Doula & Certified Lactation Counselor
Rachel believes that a new mother should have only two jobs: to fall in love with her baby, and to learn how to breastfeed. As a CLC, she works to build her students’ confidence in their ability to nourish their babies as well as to prepare for the transition to parenthood with a practical postpartum plan. The more she learns about lactation, the more enthused she is to share it!
Visit her website for more information and breastfeeding resources.