Breastfeeding Special Needs Babies

You CAN Breastfeed A Special Needs Baby

Yes, you could give your baby formula- but that puts him at the risk of many different diseases.

Yes you could give him donor- but donor milk is in short supply and lacks many of the same factors that give your baby immunity.


You could breastfeed your baby.

Plain and simple.

Breastfeeding your own baby is the easier, faster, less expensive, healthier and more fun feeding option! (Yes, you heard me- FUN! With the troubleshooting tools in this class, you can have a much happier breastfeeding experience!)

There is one thing that your baby needs that no doctor or biotechnology company can provide... breastmilk from YOU.

Your baby needs your milk as much (if not more) than any other baby.

So exhale. You are in the right place!

When my son was born with spina bifida myelomeningocele, I felt a lot of pressure to supplement with formula. After working so hard to prepare to breastfeed while I pregnant, everything went out the window. After having surgery at 36 hours old on his back, I couldn't use any of the breastfeeding holds I had studied. He was on heavy painkillers for several days and had gavage tube feedings. I was pumping around the clock to keep my milk supply up. It was only through a lot of support from my husband and some problem solving that I was able to exclusively breastfeed through my son's stay in the NICU.

I'd like to help make your experience a little easier. This class is designed to not only get you through the NICU, but help you breastfeed through your baby's first year and make a healthy transition into the toddler years. In this class you'll get information on:

  • Breastfeeding in the NICU
  • Pumping and storing your milk
  • Pumping through surgeries
  • Different feeding techniques like gavage and supplementary nursing systems
  • Techniques for babies that have jaw, mouth and tongue issues
  • How to identify and solve many problems so you'll be empowered instead of panicked
  • Information on breastfeeding babies with cleft lip/palate, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and heart conditions

You also have ultimate flexibility in how and when you want to study.

Babies with special needs are just like other babies in many ways. Breastfeeding is just as important for them as any other baby!

Looking for a scholarship? I offer quarter, half, and three-quarter scholarships. Email me at birthmultiverse (at) gmail (dot) com to get started!

Your Instructor

Nicholette Lambert
Nicholette Lambert

I have my Breastfeeding Educator Certification through Birth Arts International. I am completing my Masters in Public Health with a focus on maternal and child health issues and will soon be a certified childbirth educator.

I love having the science background on birth and breastfeeding as well as the holistic side. I feel like it allows me to see things from different angles and find better solutions to problems.

My philosophy is comprehensive breastfeeding education. That means that I will level with you about the available research on breastfeeding. I won’t gloss over the potential problems that come up.

I wanted to teach online because it allows me to reach more women more effectively.

Course Curriculum


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Unfortunately, most hospitals don't offer any classes for moms who want to breastfeed a baby with special needs. But every mother and baby has the right to breastfeeding support and education- including moms of special needs babies. With that in mind, I have created the first ever class for moms of special needs babies who want to breastfeed. Breastfeeding may look a little different for you and your baby, but there isn't about finding the "right" way. It's about finding your way.

Get started now!