Julia’s Way Virtual Breastfeeding Group for Expectant & New Mothers

Thursday, March 7th | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month, we offer a virtual support group for breastfeeding, pumping, and expectant mothers of babies with Down syndrome, co-moderated by Jill Rabin, SLP, IBCLC and Rachel Murphy, RN, IBCLC mother of breastfed child with Down syndrome. Come share about your journey, meet other mothers, and ask any questions you may have! Common topics include sleepiness, weight gain, NICU stay, getting back to breast, breastfeeding with cardiac or other conditions or surgeries. Please note time zone and adjust accordingly.
We may occasionally welcome medical students who are interested in gaining information and insight about breastfeeding babies with Down syndrome to benefit their knowledge and practice.

To ensure the respectful space of expectant and new moms, we ask that you find a private space for this meeting and please note that dads/male partners are not allowed to participate. We hope you appreciate the sensitivities and safe space we provide. We look forward to meeting you!

The group is free, but advanced registration is required.

This group typically meets the first Thursday of each month, but exact dates show when you register below! You will be sent a Zoom link for each session you register for.

World Down Syndrome Day Celebration!

Saturday, March 9th | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Castle of the Knights: 1599 Memorial Dr. Chicopee, MA 01020

Our friends at the Down Syndrome Resource Group of Western MA are holding an early World Down Syndrome Day Celebration! DSRGWM invites families to join together to dine, dance and celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome! The celebration includes a 50/50 Raffle and Cash Bar.

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 and is a holiday recognized around the globe since 2007. March 21st or 3/21 symbolizes the third copy of the 21st chromosome that results in Down syndrome. This special day is a great opportunity to celebrate us and our loved ones who have been blessed with this extra chromosome, granting us membership in the coolest club, often called “the lucky few”.

Tickets may be refunded with requested notification by 2/28.

FREE Music at the Blissful Event – March 9 in Jamaica Plain

Saturday, March 9th | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
663 Center Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Evan Haller from “Music at the Blissful” is generously offering a FREE accessible event for families whose child with Down syndrome is 0 – 5! Siblings welcome!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 9 from 3:30 – 4:30

LOCATION: Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio, 663 Center Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
T accessible! Closest T stop is the Green Street T station (orange line) and then just a few blocks walk
Free 2-hour parking behind Blanchards on Burroughs Street which is just around the corner

RSVP is encouraged and helpful, however drop-ins are welcome. Reach out to Sarah Cullen with any questions: scullen@mdsc.org

Julia’s Way Virtual Breastfeeding Group for Expectant & New Mothers

Thursday, April 4th | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month, we offer a virtual support group for breastfeeding, pumping, and expectant mothers of babies with Down syndrome, co-moderated by Jill Rabin, SLP, IBCLC and Rachel Murphy, RN, IBCLC mother of breastfed child with Down syndrome. Come share about your journey, meet other mothers, and ask any questions you may have! Common topics include sleepiness, weight gain, NICU stay, getting back to breast, breastfeeding with cardiac or other conditions or surgeries. Please note time zone and adjust accordingly.
We may occasionally welcome medical students who are interested in gaining information and insight about breastfeeding babies with Down syndrome to benefit their knowledge and practice.

To ensure the respectful space of expectant and new moms, we ask that you find a private space for this meeting and please note that dads/male partners are not allowed to participate. We hope you appreciate the sensitivities and safe space we provide. We look forward to meeting you!

The group is free, but advanced registration is required.

This group typically meets the first Thursday of each month, but exact dates show when you register below! You will be sent a Zoom link for each session you register for.

Team MDSC runs the 128th Boston Marathon

Monday, April 15th |

On April 15th, Team MDSC will take on the 26.2 trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

MDSC is a proud official charity of the Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America. Through this program, dozens of dedicated individuals have had the opportunity to fulfill their personal dream and run the Boston marathon in honor of people with Down syndrome. 

Julia’s Way Virtual Breastfeeding Group for Expectant & New Mothers

Thursday, May 2nd | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month, we offer a virtual support group for breastfeeding, pumping, and expectant mothers of babies with Down syndrome, co-moderated by Jill Rabin, SLP, IBCLC and Rachel Murphy, RN, IBCLC mother of breastfed child with Down syndrome. Come share about your journey, meet other mothers, and ask any questions you may have! Common topics include sleepiness, weight gain, NICU stay, getting back to breast, breastfeeding with cardiac or other conditions or surgeries. Please note time zone and adjust accordingly.
We may occasionally welcome medical students who are interested in gaining information and insight about breastfeeding babies with Down syndrome to benefit their knowledge and practice.

To ensure the respectful space of expectant and new moms, we ask that you find a private space for this meeting and please note that dads/male partners are not allowed to participate. We hope you appreciate the sensitivities and safe space we provide. We look forward to meeting you!

The group is free, but advanced registration is required.

This group typically meets the first Thursday of each month, but exact dates show when you register below! You will be sent a Zoom link for each session you register for.

Julia’s Way Virtual Breastfeeding Group for Expectant & New Mothers

Thursday, June 6th | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month, we offer a virtual support group for breastfeeding, pumping, and expectant mothers of babies with Down syndrome, co-moderated by Jill Rabin, SLP, IBCLC and Rachel Murphy, RN, IBCLC mother of breastfed child with Down syndrome. Come share about your journey, meet other mothers, and ask any questions you may have! Common topics include sleepiness, weight gain, NICU stay, getting back to breast, breastfeeding with cardiac or other conditions or surgeries. Please note time zone and adjust accordingly.
We may occasionally welcome medical students who are interested in gaining information and insight about breastfeeding babies with Down syndrome to benefit their knowledge and practice.

To ensure the respectful space of expectant and new moms, we ask that you find a private space for this meeting and please note that dads/male partners are not allowed to participate. We hope you appreciate the sensitivities and safe space we provide. We look forward to meeting you!

The group is free, but advanced registration is required.

This group typically meets the first Thursday of each month, but exact dates show when you register below! You will be sent a Zoom link for each session you register for.