Empowering Families in   Birth & Lactation

As your family welcomes your new bundle of joy, YOLO is here to support you along your birth and breastfeeding journey. We aim to support your family in achieving your birth and breastfeeding goals.  Schedule a consultation to receive support personalized support to meet your needs.

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Congratulations 

A new addition to your family can be exciting and stressful. It’s great to have a plan and be prepared. There are several questions your partner and yourself may have. Our services are designed to assist your family in making decisions regarding birth and feeding. We will provide you with evidence-based information to assist you in making those decisions. 

“A goal without a plan, is just a wish” ~ Antoine de Saint

Doula Services

Our doula packages include prenatal and postpartum support. We offer several packages to fit your families needs. Unsure that a package fits your needs? We can provide a custom package for your family. Doula interviews are free!

Doula packages

Classes

All of our classes are FREE during the pandemic. We offer childbirth, breastfeeding, and postpartum care classes. Our classes are currently provided virtually and are flexible to meet the time demands of a busy family.

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Lactation Support

Our lactation services include prenatal breastfeeding classes, virtual consults, and in-home consultations. YOLO’s lactation services are free for Flint and  Genesee County families. We also provide lactation services for families in surrounding areas.

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Best of Both Worlds

When you select YOLO to be a part of your prenatal and birthing experience, you are choosing a skilled, trained, and caring doula that will provide you with top notch support.

Everything wrapped in one package! After you have delivered your baby, YOLO provides you with the gold standard of lactation care with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to assist you right after delivery. 

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“The benefits to the mother of immediate breastfeeding are innumerable, not the least of which after the weariness of labor and birth is the emotional gratification, the feeling of strength, the composure, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with the handling and suckling of the baby.”

~Ashley Montague

Hettie Castillo

Testimonials

I had a very long labor and just about nothing went as I’d hoped or planned. But having Shonte’ there gave me a calm and peace of mind that I genuinely needed. She never left my side through the entire process; making sure I was nourished, giving me back rubs, dancing, encouraging me throughout. She was a godsend, my birth angel. If it wasn’t for her I don’t believe I would have been able to have my natural, med free, home birth! Shonte’ also taught me everything I would need to know to breastfeed my little one and is an incredible resource for all of my questions. And she continues to check in on me and my family! She goes above and beyond. Of all the things you can spend your money on to welcome your baby into this world, really nothing is nearly as important. I highly recommend her for you doula and lactation service needs!

– Alyssa Rodgers

I cannot recommend Shonte’ from YOLO highly enough. First, her expertise in all things breastfeeding related is unparalleled. Shonte’ diagnosed my daughter’s tongue-tie immediately, a diagnosis that had been missed repeatedly by several pediatricians. Shonte’s knowledge base is remarkable, offering evidence-based and up-to-date information. However, the things that makes YOLO Breastfeeding stand out is Shonte’ herself. Her personable and compassionate personality radiates through from the second you meet her. What can be an uncomfortable situation for new moms is met with understanding and grace. Shonte’ continued to follow-up long after our initial consultation and quickly became a meaningful member of my new-mother support system. I feel blessed that I was able to work with Shonte’ and YOLO Breastfeeding and wish the same experience for anyone seeking a lactation consultant.

– Katherine Adwell