BREASTFEEDING ESSENTIALS

Preparing to Breastfeed Your Newborn

This class is often paired with:
Preparing for Baby  |  Preparing for Childbirth  |  Preparing for Natural Childbirth  

This class is designed to provide expectant parents with the information needed to help prepare for successful nursing. Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this class addresses what happens after birth, proper latching and positioning, feeding patterns, common challenges, and the pumping and storage of breast milk.  The combination of up-to-date information and visual aids will give expectant parents the skills and confidence to prepare for successful nursing.

Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this workshop covers the most important topics to learn prenatally about breastfeeding:

  • How breastfeeding is taught in hospitals after birth, including practices that can help or hinder you
  • Normal newborn feeding patterns
  • Detailed instructions for how to latch without pain
  • How to make plenty of milk, and how to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • When to begin pumping and introducing bottles
  • When and where to get help for problems that may arise

Cost: $85  

Registration Details:

One labor/support partner is welcome to attend class with each expectant mother free of charge. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class. 

UPCOMING CLASSES: 

  • Thursday, December 14  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, January 25  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, February 15  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, March 29  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, April 19  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, May 17  |  6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER
  • Thursday, June 14  |6:00-8:30  |  REGISTER