About Daisy C.H.A.I.N.

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Creating Healthy Alliances In New-Mothering is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the community with research and evidence-based education and support services for new-mothers and their families because all women deserve access to breastfeeding support and doula care from qualified members of their community. Donations welcome. Se habla espanol.

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. co founders with Board President

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. program meets families where they are at, in their home and in the community. New-Mothering (New-Mother) is an all-inclusive, interpretive term meant to inspire a redefinition in the discourse of motherhood.Professional, nonjudgmental services are provided FREE to offer equitable access to programs that are research and evidence based to reduce stress, increase breastfeeding duration, improve lifelong emotional and physical health outcomes for families, increase kindergarten readiness, and empower parents to be leaders of their families while accessing community resources as needed. The DC home-visiting model pairs a Professional Postpartum Doula, to support and educate the family on normal newborn growth and development and normal postpartum recovery for the mother, with an IBCLC who will screen for, prevent, and treat breastfeeding difficulties as they arise. Read about our organization in the SPRING 2013 issue of MIDWIFERY TODAY magazine.

The only recipient in Oregon of the 2015 IBCLC Care Award

Rachelle Lessen, Chair of IBLCE, states “Agencies that receive the IBCLC Care Award are to be commended for improving maternal and child health by making breastfeeding a priority and for taking steps to improve breastfeeding support. An important part of providing excellent breastfeeding care is having expert assistance available when the breastfeeding couplet needs it. IBCLC professionals are the health care professionals best suited to provide this clinical help and often make the difference between success and failure for women achieving their breastfeeding goals.” 2011250_orig

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. sends professional postpartum doulas into families’ homes for the first two weeks, at two hours each. This is a total of 10-12 hours. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) visits are as needed in the home for the first two weeks, with follow up office or walk-in support visits for the duration of the breastfeeding relationship. An in-office baby scale is available. 24 hour text/email counseling from an IBCLC is available for established clients.

Centrally located at 13th & Lawrence in Eugene, Neighborhood New-Mothering Center is a clean, safe, fun and nonjudgmental community center open to the public.  Stop by to learn more about programs, change and feed your little ones, make a clothing donation or just chat with our friendly staff.

Preceptor Site Program

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Creating Healthy Alliances In New-Mothering is the first preceptor site in the state of Oregon to offer clinical placement hours for Pathway 2 Students from UCSD Extension Lactation Consultant Program.  Part of our organization’s mission is to provide the community with research and evidence based education. Helping breastfeeding support professionals achieve the clinical hours and training they need to sit for the IBLCE is one step toward fulfilling our mission.

The benefit of our Preceptor Site Program is two-fold: out of hospital training for breastfeeding professionals while supporting them toward accomplishing the highest level of certification in their career field, and positively impacting the number of IBCLCs available to serve the needs of more mother-baby dyads in the community.

Milky Mamas: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Parenting Peer Group 

This mother-to-mother group was formed during World Breastfeeding Week 2010 out in the beautiful McKenzie River valley. Our group draws on the experience and expertise of local mothers, is guest facilitated and is topic driven. Nonjudgmental atmosphere, all children welcome. Every Monday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Daisy’s Place.760945

Little Blossoms Thrift Store

Little Blossoms is our in-house thrift store with gently used clothing and baby items available to clients and members of the community. Thrift store sales support Daisy’s Place operations which serve the community.

Baby Pop Music with Stardust

Baby Pop Music is an interactive singing playgroup for babies, ages newborn to 2 years. Every Tuesday from 9:30am-10:30am at Daisy’s Place.

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Baby Pop 2 with Stardust

Baby Pop 2 is a singing and dancing playgroup for toddlers, ages 2 to 4 years.Enjoy felt board songs and activities using shakers, rhythm sticks, and more! Every Monday at 10:00am at Daisy’s Place.

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest Peer Support Group

Our group welcomes everyone: Individuals, siblings, babies & toddlers, parents, spouses, partners, co-workers, grandparents, friends, healthcare providers, & community members.  Fourth Thursdays at 6:30pm at Daisy’s Place; a safe & clean community center with a nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Please come and join the conversation.

Public Breastfeeding Awareness

Participate in our direct actions in your local community or on a national level by: asking local businesses to place the “Breastfeeding Welcome Here Sticker” in plain sight every 3rd Monday of the month in alliance with the Breastfeeding Coalition of Lane County; write to the US Capitol Building and ask them to incorporate Lactation Rooms in their Visitors Center and have rooms listed on the map; Attend the Breastfeed’in Eugene/Springfield; march with Daisy C.H.A.I.N. in the Eugene Celebration Parade; submit photos of you nursing your child aged 6 months and older; nominate local businesses for their exemplary workplace lactation support practices.

To schedule an event in the Neighborhood New-Mothering Center please call (541) 505.1139

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. is a 501c3 public charity eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Donate so all mothers can have free home-visits from an IBCLC and postpartum Doula. Federal Tax ID number 46-1007539

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