Baby Bonds

Bonding through Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and motherhood can often have challenges and be exciting and difficult all at once. Baby Bonds is here to provide education and support to ensure new moms and babies gets off to a good start by giving mothers the tools to feel confident and capable. We offer home lactation visits, postpartum doula care, and frenectomy aftercare for those in the Boise area, and Skype visits for others. Baby Bonds has developed a free comprehensive PDF that helps ensure babies have successful tongue tie revisions. Feel free to request by sending your email. Baby Bonds has also compiled a Breastfeeding: A Guide to Success, where busy mothers can learn all they need to know through a quick learning format with links to videos that will provide education to ensure successful breastfeeding. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your breastfeeding journey.

Melanie Henstrom

BS, IBCLC, CPD (CAPPA)

As a young girl, Melanie developed a passion for the birth world watching her father deliver babies. After she received her BS she worked in adoption until she had her first child. She then became a stay at home mom for 16 years raising her 6 children. She breastfed them all, including tandem nursing her twins. Once all her children were in school, she became certified as a postpartum doula mainly serving families with twins, and triplets. A few years later she went back to school to become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has served hundreds of mothers and babies over the course of several years as a postpartum doula, and lactation consultant. It has been her experience that so many mothers do not have the resources to become successful at breastfeeding. She has extensive training and experience with tongue ties, and is able to educate mothers to make the right choice for their baby. She is also trained in infant massage and craniosacral therapy. Her passion is to educate, nurture, and support new moms and babies through their breastfeeding struggles. Her reviews alone speak to how she has helped save breastfeeding for so many. Contact her now to schedule a home or Skype visit.