Everyone agrees that breastfeeding your baby yields great benefits both to baby and to Mom. Breastfeeding is a natural act, but many find it is a learned art that takes time and patience as it is a learned skill for both the Mom and the baby.
We've all heard the stories about how "easy" or how "hard" breastfeeding can be. Breastfeeding is both a learned and natural act, taking time to master with many joys and challenges along the way. Get the information to make informed choices as you enter the world of breastfeeding and feeding your newborn(s).
In this 3 hour course, we explore the art and science of breastfeeding to demystify the breastfeeding experience, learn how to initiate breastfeeding with your newborn(s) and where to get help when challenges arise.
You will learn about:
Benefits of breastfeeding
Anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding
Stages of breastfeeding and milk production
Breastfeeding positions and good latch
How frequently to feed your baby
Baby hunger cues
Skin-to-skin contact, kangaroo care, and bonding with your baby
Preparing your breastfeeding "tool bag"
Nutrition for breastfeeding
Breast pumps and bottle feedings
Breastfeeding interventions and newborn feeding options
Going back to work and lactation
Partners will learn how to support the breastfeeding parent and child. This class is designed to inform and empower the parent in a non-judgemental environment using evidence-based practices.
If parent is coupled, both partners are strongly encouraged to attend.
Cost for 1 spot: $45. 1 spot is good for single or couple
We recommend expecting parents take this class along with our Newborn Care class, 4th Trimester class, and our Preparing for Birth or HypnoBirthing classes. For more prenatal classes, please see listings.
We keep our workshops small in size and pre-registration is required.
Payment is due at time of registration to reserve your spot. All classes/workshops purchases are considered a final sale.
We request an email cancellation 14 days prior to the first class if you must cancel for medical or emergency reasons. Then we can offer you credit for the value of the class cost. If you cancel after 14 days prior we can offer you credit, providing we have filled your spot for that class or workshop.
Due to the small size of class we cannot accommodate requests for date changes once registration is completed.
We require a minimum of 3 registrations. If that minimum is not met you may choose a full refund or join us in any of our other classes that are the same cost.