Holistic Health Care For Babies
New Paltz Oracle
December 11, 2011
By Maria Jayne
New and expecting mothers of New Paltz now have somewhere to turn to for their breastfeeding needs. Instead of traveling 30 minutes to Kingston or Poughkeepsie, they can visit New Baby New Paltz owner and lactation expert, Donna Bruschi.
Located at 15 Plattekill Ave., New Baby New Paltz offers a wide variety of classes about conception, pregnancy, birth, infancy, childhood, sleep and adult relationships. Bruschi also sells breast-feeding and baby accessories such as breast pumps, nursing tops and bras, organic skin care products and cloth diapers.
Bruschi said many doctors are ignorant when it comes to specialized information about breast-feeding. She is there to answer any questions a mother may have.
“People call me all the time with crazy things they’ve heard from friends or doctors,” Bruschi said. “I just try to set the record straight, based on the latest research and my knowledge.”
A single mother of three, Bruschi said she has been helping mothers for more than 14 years. She started New Baby New Paltz two years ago as a small group where new mothers could connect and have a place to go regularly because, according to Bruschi, new mothers can often feel isolated and may not have anywhere to turn.