Until COVID-19 restrictions to small groups have ended, our Breastfeeding 101 classes have shifted to a new three-pronged format with a combination of pre-recorded content, a live Q&A, with and optional 1:1 prenatal virtual consultation (for folks who have specific health history and medical concerns to explore privately)
$45/ couple During COVID-19 Restrictions: Coupon Code: ZOOMBF101
(complementary for participants of our Childbirth Preparation Series)
Please register for your Live Q&A Dates — when you register you will receive your pre-recorded class materials and your Q&A access info.
- Thursday, April 29th, 6:30pm – 7:00pm
- Thursday, May 27th, 6:30pm – 7:00pm
- Thursday, June 24th, 6:30pm – 7:00pm
- Thursday, July 22nd, 6:30 – 7:00pm
When registering: Enrollment is per family. Your partner or support person is welcome and encouraged to attend.
By this point, you’ve probably heard that breastfeeding is good for the short-term and long-term health of babies and women (and our bank account balance!), but you’ve also possibly been told that, for some, it’s not necessarily as easy as it seems. Learning exactly how to breastfeed your baby (or babies!) happens when you are “on-the-job” with your baby in your arms — but there are some valuable things to wrap your mind around before your baby comes.
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In this class focus primarily on the first few weeks postpartum — these are the days that are most impactful to help breastfeeding people reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. We’ll explore what your questions and curiosities are regarding breastfeeding in the early weeks of life, with a focus on:
- Key things to know about milk production — how to build and maintain a robust supply, basics about potential health issues that can affect your supply
- How to know your baby is hungry, full, well-hydrated and gaining weight appropriately– how to tell that all is well or know if you need some support
- The potential impact of the birth experience on initiating breastfeeding
- Getting the best start you can — in the first hour, first few days, and the first few weeks
- Basics about breast pumps, the different types and why to chose a particular type (especially understanding when a “hospital-grade” pump may be medically indicated vs. when to use a personal use pump and what type).
- Best practice on when to introduce bottles or other ways to feed a baby breastmilk (or formula)
- The ideal things partners, friends, and family can help with in the first few weeks
- Answers to common questions about food, drinks, medications, and more