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Welcome to the home of the Baby Pro Bistro - a one-of-a-kind six-month program.
Start building your toolbox when you are expecting and/or let us support you through the first months of your parenting journey!
With two program levels - petite or grande - you can find the right fit for you. Both are FSA and HSA eligible and insurance companies may reimburse up to 80% of the cost, some have covered it in its entirety!
The program include access to live and online classes, monthly and weekly support groups, access to messaging with Shelly Taft, and expert guest speakers who specialize in prenatal and postnatal topics. At the grande level, you have the choice of either a 1:1 virtual feeding OR sleep session with Shelly Taft AND 10% off all other services.
Continuum of care is important with respect to babies. Join the Baby Pro Bistro to build your parenting support system and feel confident that someone who knows you and knows babies has your back!
Knowledge is key.
It empowers parents.
In-person & Virtual Family Support
1:1 Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding may be hard at first, but it doesn't have to stay that way. Our IBCLCs offer private office, in-home, or virtual lactation visits.
Online Prenatal Classes
Get prepared for your feeding journey with one or more of our prenatal classes, including Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding, Infant Sleep, and Newborn Care.
Sleep Education Coaching
Learn about infant brain development, how it relates to sleep, infant vs adult sleep cycles, caring for caregiver, the art of infant sleep, and when to ask for help.
Home of the Baby Pro Bistro
A unique, comprehensive program for expecting and new parents. It includes access to support for feeding and parenting needs for a six-month period of time.
Most Health Insurance Companies will reimburse you for IBCLC and other services.
Aetna and Unicare subscribers have no out-of-pocket costs for lactation visits.
Access to baby experts is helpful.
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Join me, Shelly Taft, an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), doula, childbirth and infant sleep educator, and licensed practical nurse, and my co-host, Nicole Glover, a doula and childbirth educator, as we bring you conversations and interviews with experts regarding all things pregnancy and baby related!
Hi, I'm Shelly Taft
Welcome! I am so glad you found us! I’m the founder and owner of my practice, Shelly Taft, IBCLC. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I’ve been supporting new families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2007.
Every parent is different, every baby is different, so a cookie-cutter approach to lactation help is something I and the other lactation professionals in my practice avoid. We will work with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for your life and your family. Our ultimate goal is to get you to your goal or as close to your goal as we can within the constraints of unique circumstances.
When I am not assisting families 1:1, you can find me teaching childbirth, breastfeeding, and TummyTime! classes at various hospitals and sites in the Worcester County area. Outside of providing families with judgement-free support, I love crossfit training, concurring obstacle course races, buying books I will never read, and knitting. I, and my team, look forward to being a part of your feeding journey with your family!
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I write a monthly blog focused on the topics that matter most to expecting, seasoned and new parents.
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See what parents have to say.
Shelly is fantastic, so helpful and knowledgeable. As a first time mother, I needed all the tips and tricks I could get. She provided help with latching, sore nipples, exercises to promote easier positioning, how to burp and also how to calm her down. She was so very helpful in our appointment and also online. Would highly recommend and look forward to staying in touch with Shelly through her other classes and consultations as we continue our BF journey.
Working with Shelly was something I wish I had done sooner. Our Son was having issues with gaining weight he wasn't getting adequate milk by breastfeeding. Shelly identified that he had a tongue tie as soon as she took a look at him. Not only did she provide us with super helpful tips & exercises to do with him, she also referred us to amazing providers that gave him the proper care he needed. As first time parents, this was something we had never heard of and quite scary. She made us feel at ease and encouraged us. I used to dread breastfeeding because my son would cry the whole time,Shelly gave me suggestions on how to reconnect with my son and now I look forward to nurse him every time! If you are looking for a lactation consultant, look no further...you will be in GREAT hands with Shelly!!
Shelly is so intuitive and informed, she was practically like a mind-reader. She was able to accurately guess things like my baby had hiccups and was gassy, all based on her examination. She was calming and reassuring, all while helping us puzzle out some struggles we were having. She gave us exercises and a wealth of resources. Later when my little one started having new troubles, I reached out and she found time to come visit us right before my family had to leave for a trip. Again, her solutions and support helped set us back on track. She also patiently answered ALL of my emails and questions during each 2 week consult period. Highly recommend!