The Podcast for expecting or new parents looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life.

If you are an expecting or new parent looking for support and guidance with your pregnancy, birth, and first year of your baby’s life, then The Baby Pro Podcast is for you!

Join your hosts, Shelly Taft, a lactation consultant, doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep educator, and licensed practical nurse, and Nicole Glover, a doula and childbirth educator, as they bring you conversation and interviews with experts regarding all things pregnancy and baby related.

Each episode will tackle the burning questions that all expecting and new parents have, like Will I ever sleep again? How do I write the perfect birth plan? Does intimacy after birth exist? We will also answer listener questions and talk about the latest news in the parenting world.

Latest Podcast episodes

Reasons to NOT Circumcise with Georganne Chapin, Executive Director of Intact America

For many years, parents have been pressured by society and the medical field to get their kids circumcised even hours...
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Ditch The Toxic Diet Culture with Dana Barron, Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach

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Nurture Your Relationship After Children with Aliza Said, Mamma Coach and Relationship Educator.

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Are You Financially Fit When Raising A Family? With Michelle Onaka From Intentional Money Life

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Busting Myths Around Starting Solids with Malina Malkani, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and author of Simple and Safe Baby Led Weaning

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Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding a Baby With Allergies with Dr. Trill from Free to Feed

Dr. Trill is an exceptional scientist who shares everything you need to know about breastfeeding a baby with allergies. In...
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Hi, I'm Shelly Taft

I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Doula, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Based in Worcester County, MA, I’ve been supporting new families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2007.

Every parent is different, so I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to lactation help. I will work with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for your life and your family.

I’m usually available on short notice, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. After all, babies don’t check the calendar!

When I’m not doing home visits for breastfeeding help, I work as a lactation consultant at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester. You can also find me teaching childbirth, breastfeeding, and TummyTime! classes at various hospitals and sites in Worcester County, MA

I’ve supported more than a thousand families in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I’d be honored to help you, too.

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