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 professional 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. Mothering co-founders 

Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Mothering programs meet 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, trauma informed services are provided FREE to offer equitable access to programs that are research and evidence based to reduce stress, increase breastfeeding success and 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 with practical household assistance 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 & 2017 IBCLC Community 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.”

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 990 W 7th Ave in Eugene, Neighborh22365460_1623448717717499_4200673054483839368_nood 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,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.15541486_1374547129222101_6314486112728916463_n


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. 10922766_1520975638168717_3044834836981009708_o


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 at 990 W 7th Ave Eugene


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 990 W 7th Ave




Daisy C.H.A.I.N. Mothering 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


One thought on “About Daisy C.H.A.I.N.

  1. I am a member of Women’sGift, a local non-profit that supports local women and children. I can’t find a phone number for you. Please call me at your convenience. We would like to invite you to our Dec. 19 meeting to tell our group about what it is that you do and how you impact our community. My cell is (541) 912-2919.

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