Support Groups & Classes

Join us at our West Seattle and Poulsbo 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 are offered weekly at all of our Boutique locations and are led by our lactation team of IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants) and lactation interns.

Registration is required

Lactation Clinical Support Groups at the Poulsbo and West Seattle boutique 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 similar to a mini one-on-one lactation consultation with the added benefit of peer support from other nursing parents.  Parents can receive one-on-one hands-on support for latching, positioning and other feeding needs. Parents can 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.
Our Lactation Team also have an extensive list of recommended providers that we can refer families to for issues outside of our scope of practice.

The group is only open to the nursing person and baby.  We are currently limiting our group sessions to 6 attendees.  

The first group is free if you bought your breast pump at Nurturing Expressions. Otherwise, the group is $35.00. (We also offer fee waivers for Apple Health clients).

We also offer Private Lactation Consultations if you would like more one-on-one time, would like a support person to join you, or if you would feel more comfortable in a private session. 

Poulsbo Clinic Group

Fridays from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Registration required in advance.

West Seattle Clinic Group

Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Registration required 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 Tukwila, Poulsbo and West Seattle! 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 $35.00.
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 FREE 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!

Sign up now by clicking here or call/text: 206-763-2633.

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 $35.
Pre-registration is required, please call (206) 763-2733 ext.1

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 $35.00.
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.

Join us for a weekly get-together in the West Seattle boutiques starting Fall 2022!

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 $35, which will be applied to your carrier if you purchase one.
Pre-registration is required, please call/text (206) 763-2733 ext.1 or click here to sign up.

Join us for a FREE weekly get-together in the Tukwila 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!

Sign up now by clicking here or call/text: 206-763-2633.

Lactation Consent Form

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

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