Until COVID-19 restrictions to small groups have ended, our Breastfeeding 101 classes are shifting to be Live Zoom classes. We are lucky that our Executive Director is skilled in e-learning and hybrid learning strategies, so we are working quickly to adapt so we can support you.
While classes are offered exclusively on Zoom, we are reducing the price to $45/ couple. At registration, please use Coupon Code: ZOOMBF101
$45/ couple on Zoom During COVID-19 Restrictions: Coupon Code: ZOOMBF101
$60 (complementary for participants of our Childbirth Preparation Series)
If you’re interested in other dates, or your preferred series is full, please join our waitlist!
- Sunday, November 8th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
- Sunday, December 6th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
- Sunday, January 3rd, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
- Sunday, February 7th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
- Sunday, March 7th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
When registering: Enrollment is per couple. Your partner or support person is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you know they will NOT be coming, please let us know as we often have a waitlist and grateful expectant parents who would like to join.
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 should be. 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