Weekly Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Support Group
Meets VIRTUALLY beginning Thursday, October, 8th!
Every Thursday, 10-11AM
Free/pay what you can: venmo @Shiya-Furstenau
Join Shiya Furstenau and community virtually every Thursday from 10-11am by entering this link to the breastfeeding/chestfeeding support group:
Meeting id: 418 766 7117 / Password 213437
Breastfeeding provides so many benefits for you and your baby, but it doesn't always come easily. Even if it’s easy for you and your baby, you still may have a ton of questions that deal with latch issues, milk-supply, diet, tongue-tie, pain, pumping, working, and weaning. That’s why seeking out support and guidance from those who have been through it can be so helpful. This group, facilitated by Shiya Furstenau a mother of two and a certified breastfeeding educator and counselor, will offer connection, support, and education on your breastfeeding journey.
While a support group in person can’t happen right now, it can still happen virtually—talking with professionals and connecting with other mamas even on a screen can make all the difference.
- If you don’t have a zoom account already, it just takes a second to sign up, and is free!
- This group is pay what you can! 100% of donations go to our facilitators. to donate, please venmo @Shiya-Furstenau
- Expectant parents through all stages of breastfeeding, and of course, babies welcome!
Shiya Furstenau, NMA Counselor and BEC, is a yoga teacher and mommy to three beautiful boys, two in her arms and one forever in her heart.... she began practicing yoga in 1995 and became a certified vinyasa yoga teacher in 2004. Inspired by her yoga practice, she began her Seva (selfless service) practice and signed up for the 2008 Off The Mat Cambodian Bare Witness Challenge. In 2008 she raised $20,000.00 for the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and in February 2009 traveled with 20 other fundraisers to Cambodia to work at CCF and take part in leadership training. She received her Prenatal Yoga certification in 2011, her Postnatal Yoga certification in 2012, and she has studied Yoga for Fertility and Restorative Yoga extensively. In 2013 she and her husband welcomed their first son. In July of 2015 she faced one of the most difficult experiences a parent can go through, they lost their son Bodhi due to complications during his labor and delivery. In July of 2016 they were blessed with the birth of their rainbow baby, Shepard. Shiya breastfed both of her sons past their first birthday and always loved the unique support she received from breastfeeding support groups and has been inspired by friends and mentorsTammy Arbeter and Brittany Sharpe McCollum to get her Nursing Mothers Alliance Breastfeeding Counselor certification and her Breastfeeding Educator certification through Birth Arts. Shiya believes that her own experiences with life and death, pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting have given her a unique perspective on breastfeeding, yoga, spirituality and life which she is honored to begin to share with others who need support with their prenatal breastfeeding preparations and breastfeeding journeys.