Nurturing You in Kitsap County
All our boutiques carry a broad range of brands and products. Our boutiques also offer classes, social events, and support groups, as well as lactation and pumping consultations, free weight checks, and mother’s rooms.
We always offer FREE virtual personal shopping! Over a video call, we help you shop for everything from baby essentials to breast pumps, lactation supplements to nursing bras and compression socks. Pick your order up curbside or have it shipped directly to you–your choice!
We truly want to support you from pregnancy through your parenting journey. As parents ourselves, we choose only high quality products and brands. When possible, we carry local and organic lines, too. Our supplements are chosen and vetted by our founder, Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC.
Whether you come in to do a free weight check, to choose your breast pump, or to browse, our boutiques and staff are here to support you.
Poulsbo Services & Consultations
In the Poulsbo Boutique
How are your boutiques implementing COVID-19 safety measures?
If you are coming to one of our Nurturing Expressions locations, please know that we disinfect and clean before and after each client, and use gloves and masks for all one-on-one consultations.
Weighted Feeds & Weight Checks: Parents wanting weight checks and weighted feed appointments for their babies are asked to please call ahead to schedule your free appointment (206-763-2733 ext. 4 for Seattle, 6 for Poulsbo, 7 for Tacoma)
One-on-One Consultations: To meet your needs and to serve you in a timely manner, we have added an additional one-on-one pumping and lactation consultant at the West Seattle and Poulsbo locations. Consultations will also be available in Tacoma early in 2021.
- You can also now request either a Pumping Consultation or Lactation Consultation online.
- We now offer virtual Pumping Consultations and Lactation Consultations – simply call or request a consult using our forms.
Clinical Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Group: We’ve limited the size of clinic in order to maintain effective social distancing, but are still holding weekly Clinical Group at both our West Seattle and Poulsbo boutiques. Starting early in 2021, we will also hold Clinic at our Tacoma boutique. Please register in advance.
Virtual Services: We’ve expanded our virtual service offerings, as well as curbside pickup and shipping, to help you stay safe and healthy.
Clinical Lactation Support Group
We know that nursing can come with challenges. We offer a Lactation Clinical Support Group led by Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC and owner of Nurturing Expressions. Tracy has over 30 years of experience providing lactation support. The Clinic is organized in a group setting, but Tracy is able to work with each breast/chest feeding person one-on-one addressing any needs and concerns that may arise. Tracy can help with latch and positioning, assess lip and tongue tie and make feeding recommendations. During the clinic group we also help with weighted feeds so you can see exactly how much milk baby is drinking per breast.
Exclusive pumping and bottle-feeding parents are very welcome, and our lactation team can help with any questions or demonstrations.
Clinical Lactation Support Group is hosted at our Poulsbo Boutique every Friday at 11am.
The cost of the group is $30.00.
The first group admission is free if you received your breast pump from Nurturing Expressions.
*fee waiver available for Apple Health clients
Giggle & Grow Together
Join us for a weekly get-together in the Poulsbo boutique! A place for you to talk about pregnancy/postpartum life and beyond with other adults who can relate to you. Think of it as a social club, with babies.
This is a space where your little one(s) are more than welcome, comfortable nursing pillows available, drink tea, chug coffee, wear your pajamas – no pressure and no expectations. Come join our village!
Prenatal Lactation & Nursing Basics
Learn the basics of lactation as you prepare for the birth of your baby. Let us teach you all about breastfeeding/chestfeeding, including:
- How often to feed your baby,
- How to tell if your baby is eating,
- How to manage sore nipples and engorgement,
- How to manage milk storage,
- And more!
We will teach you baby positioning, all about pumping, and discuss lactation must-haves. Don’t miss out! This class is limited to five pregnant parents and one support person per pregnant parent.
Topics covered: Benefits of nursing/breastfeeding/chestfeeding, milk production, feeding cues, what to expect in the first 2 weeks, how to tell baby is getting enough to eat, hand expression, pumping, milk storage, lactation support, and items needed for nursing (pumps, baby carriers, bras, etc).
See Upcoming Poulsbo Class Dates
Babywearing gives parents the physical and emotional connection with their little one while allowing them the freedom to do all the things. HANDS FREE. Though we know how beneficial and convenient babywearing is it can be overwhelming because of all the carrier options and the practice it may take for you to become comfortable. Jenn Green, a certified babywearing instructor of 7 years and mother of two, will teaches our Babywearing 101 class. Jenn believes that there is a right carrier for everyone and loves to help others learn to wear their little one comfortably and confidently. Bring your own baby carrier or use one from our learning library. Our learning library is full of different brands and styles of carriers that can be used for practice at the store, we currently have about 25 different options!
The cost of the class is $20.
Pre-registration is required, please call (206) 763-2733 ext.1
Military Meet Up
Join us in Poulsbo every Friday at 10:00am for a special group dedicated to Military families! This is an informal social group with a focus on self-care, parenting and friendship among local Military families. All Military folks, babies, and children welcome!
Parent Resource Workshop
Every mom needs a one-stop-shop (and drive through everything), am I right!? Join us in the Poulsbo Boutique the first Thursday of every month for a workshop dedicated to a few of the most important resources for new parents in one stop!
» Mara Lindbergh, LMP, CST will provide education on craniosacral therapy and all of its benefits. Along with mini sessions as time allows.
» Jennifer Green, a babywearing guru and educator of 7 years, will be teaching all the ins and outs of babywearing!
» Elizabeth Montez Giras will provide non-clinical breastfeeding and postpartum support. Naked weights, feeding transfer weights, latching assistance, and guidance using a breast pump will be available.
The cost of the workshop is $20.
$15 with Military ID.
$0 with Apple Health/Provider One card.
Are you going back to work after baby joins your family? Or maybe hoping to have a small stash for long solo walks through Target eventually? Or maybe you just want to know how this thing works?! Join us for Pumping 101 at Nurturing Expressions in Poulsbo on the 3rd Saturday of every month! Registration is FREE for everyone who gets their breast pump through us, and just $35 otherwise.
We want you to be successful in your nursing and pumping journey so we are here to offer clear, accurate, evidence-based information on how to best use your breast pump; how to set it up, when to start pumping, how to clean it, how to maximize output, how to balance nursing and pumping and more! Feel free to bring your breast pump if you have specific questions regarding personal fit or function.
Class curriculum is written by Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC. Pumping 101 classes are taught by our lactation and pumping professionals: Andrea Chamberlain teaches at our West Seattle boutique, while classes in Poulsbo and Tacoma are taught by Jenn Green.