Evidence shows that mothers who are educated and supported throughout their breastfeeding experience are much more likely to achieve their breastfeeding goals. We offer several classes that will help you position yourself for breastfeeding success. Please contact us to inquire about class dates and locations. If you already know your class date and location, register here.
This introductory class covers understanding the breastfeeding relationship and its benefits to mother and baby, recognizing newborn hunger cues, latch and positioning, signs that baby is getting enough, common breastfeeding “traps,” and best practices to ensure breastfeeding success. Special emphasis is placed on understanding normal newborn breastfeeding behavior.
These one-hour classes focus on a specific breastfeeding topic. Additional topics available, please inquire.
Pumping and Returning to Work
Will you be returning to work after your baby is born? Many women struggle with maintaining a good milk supply when they are separated from their babies. Whether you go back at 6 weeks or 12 weeks, you’ll need to know how to manage pumping and continued breastfeeding. This class will cover tips for expressing the most milk with your pump, storing and handling breastmilk, and best practices for protecting your breastfeeding relationship.
Breastfeeding After the First Year
Planning to practice child-led weaning? Not sure how long you’ll nurse? Wondering if all the rumors you’ve heard about breastfeeding a toddler are true? This mini-session will examine how breastfeeding is different after the first year, the reasons why breastfeeding continues to be excellent nourishment for your growing child, and how to handle criticism about nursing an older baby.