Support Groups & Classes

Join us at our West Seattle, Poulsbo, and Tacoma boutiques for recurring and specialty support groups and classes.  Need to talk with one of our expert consultants? Give us a call at 206-763-2733 or email us.

Join Us for Our Weekly Clinical Lactation Support Group

Our Lactation Clinical Support Groups at the Tacoma and West Seattle boutiques is led by our wonderful founder Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC. Tracy is a Registered Nurse and Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over 30 years of experience offering lactation support. Our long-standing Poulsbo Clinical Lactation Support Group is led by the excellent Rebecca Kusche, MS, CN, IBCLC. 

The group is structured like a private lactation consultation with the added benefit of peer support from other nursing parents. Parents can also weigh their babies before and after feeds to evaluate the exact milk transfer per breast. This information is useful to assess milk supply and track the baby’s weight gain. Parents receive one-on-one assistance with latch, positioning, and assessment of lip and tongue tie.

Tracy and Rebecca will answer any of your questions regarding lactation and feeding. We also have an extensive list of recommended providers that we can refer families to for issues outside of our scope of practice.

The first group is free if you bought your breast pump at Nurturing Expressions. Otherwise, the group is $30.00. (We also offer fee waivers for Apple Health clients).

Tacoma Clinic Group

The Tacoma Clinical Lactation Group meets on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 12:30*pm. You must register in advance.

Poulsbo Clinic Group

The Poulsbo Clinical Lactation Group meets on Fridays from 11:00am – 12:30pm. You must register in advance.

West Seattle Clinic Group

The West Seattle Clinical Lactation Group meets on Fridays 10:30am-12:00pm. Please register in advance.

2021 Groups & Classes

Nurturing Expressions classes and groups are designed to help all the parents in our communities. From social time in our Giggle & Grow group, lactation support in our Clinical Lactation Group, the freedom of Babywearing, Prenatal Nursing & Lactation Basics, or what to expect when you’re Expecting Multiples: We’re here to support you through your parenting, pumping and nursing journeys. See the full Calendar here.

Giggle & Grow Is Back!

Giggle & Grow is happening in Poulsbo and Tacoma! Join us for social time with other parents and your littles. Bring your babies and come in comfort—jammies, sweats—no judgment! We are limiting group to 5 parents to keep safe distance.

Giggle & Grow is free to attend!

Groups & Classes by Location

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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.

We know that nursing can comes 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.

Breastfeeding Clinical Support Group is hosted at our Tacoma Boutique on Tuesdays from 10:30am -12pm.

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

Are you going back to work after baby joins your family? Or maybe hoping to have a small stash of milk for long solo walks through Target? Or maybe you just want to know how this thing works?! Join us for Pumping 101 at Nurturing Expressions in Tacoma! 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.

The Pumping 101 class curriculum is written by Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC and is taught by our pumping and babywearing guru Jenn Greene.

Babywearing gives parents the physical and emotional connection with their little one while allowing them the freedom to do all the things. HANDS FREE. We know how beneficial and convenient babywearing is, but it can be overwhelming with so many carrier options and the practice it may take to become comfortable.

Jenn Green, a certified babywearing instructor of 7 years and mother of two, teaches our Babywearing 101 class. Jenn believes that there is a right carrier out there 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 (253) 948-0784.

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.

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.

We know that nursing can comes with challenges. We offer a Clinical Lactation 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 West Seattle Boutique every Wednesday at 10:30am.

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

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.

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.

Welcome to the Go Diaper Free group of Seattle. Coach Heather Alvarez is hosting an Elimination Communication class in the West Seattle boutique. Whether you are new to Elimination Communication (EC) or need some additional direction with potty learning, this class is open to you. Please join us for an introduction to the philosophy of EC and develop a solid plan to get started with your diaper free journey. We will explore early potty communication with babies from 0-18 months and potty training techniques and tips for 18+ months. It will be tailored to those in the class.

This one hour class will include an additional 30 minute follow up in 2 weeks, which will give you time to implement and explore this new skill with your babe. Learn how to reduce your dependence on diapers and foster another avenue of communication with your little one through this basic body function.

The cost of the class is $20.00.

The Challenge:
You’re expecting multiples!  You may be feeling overwhelmed and possibly lacking guidance and support.

The Solution:
Twin Love Concierge Expecting Twins Workshops help connect you with other families expecting multiples in your local area whilst answering all of the questions you have.  The workshops are taught by Marloes Koning who is a multiples specialist and mom to boy/girl twins.  The workshops discuss a wide variety of topics such as feeding, sleeping and bathing guidance, labor and delivery with multiples, insight into your hospital stay, what to expect during your first few weeks home and much more.  The classes are personalized so that all of your concerns are answered.  All families are welcome.

Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours long and cost $110 per couple.

For more information or to register for the workshop visit http://twinloveconcierge.com/twin-education-classes/seattle-expecting-twins-classes/

Join Alice Ambrose, LMP for a lovely nurturing Infant Massage Class. Alice will teach a full body massage routine for your infant as well as specific routines for gas, colic, and other physical and emotional support. This class is perfect for infants and pre-crawling children.

We recommend you bring a yoga mat and soft blankets for your baby to rest on.

The cost of the class is $20.

Early days is a parent support group that is hosted by two wonderful moms that are also Psychiatrists. This group is for parents (birth, adoptive, foster) of infants 0-12 months-old that are looking for support through the transition into parenthood.

Come join a circle of parents to discuss the realities of parenting and get support during this challenging transition. Support people, partners, and babies are also welcome.

For more information contact Early Days:
[email protected]
425-243-2355
facebook.com/earlydaysws

Early days meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
This is a free drop-in class. Registration is not required.

Join us for a weekly get-together in the West Seattle boutique.
Giggle and grow is a safe and comfortable place to talk through transitioning to parenthood. Think of it as a social club – with babies.

Babies, partners (and pajamas) are welcome. Invite your friends and come join our village!

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

Lactation Consent Form

To help minimize contact during the pandemic, you can download and complete the Lactation Consulting Agreement before Clinical Support Group. Either email your completed form to the Seattle, Tacoma, or Poulsbo store, or bring a print copy to Group.

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