Breastfeeding / Chestfeeding Class: In-Person
Please note: Registration includes two caregivers of the same child.
The non-member rate for this workshop is $109 and the member rate is $89. This class fee includes two caregivers. Click here to purchase your membership today.
We strongly recommend that you complete your prenatal education no later than your 36th week of pregnancy. Starting this course between weeks 28-32 will allow you time to comfortably integrate the content into your birth preparation and further explore topics that spark your interest.
Note: Many classes fill up quickly! If you would like to take our Childbirth Prep 6 Week Series you may need to begin prior to 28 weeks.
If you would like to attend this workshop virtually, CLICK HERE to register.
This workshop is designed to support and educate pregnant people and their partners about the process of breast/chest-feeding, and give the birthing person the tools they need to successfully begin nursing their newborn with confidence.
During this class the following topics will be covered:
-Health benefits to the lactating parent and baby
-Basic anatomy and physiology of the breast
-Care of the nursing parent
-How to read baby's feeding cues
-How to initiate breastfeeding
-Correct positioning and latch
-Bonding with your baby
-Locating community lactation resources
Pumping and bottle feeding will be discussed only briefly as one alternative to supplement your newborn in the early days if needed/desired. You will be provided with additional resources to explore regarding pumping to introduce the first bottle and pumping in order to return to work.
-Birth partner/support person is included in the registration fee.
-Birth partner/support person can NOT be a pregnant friend.
-Pregnant friends attending together need to register independently.
-This class is intended for pregnant people. If you are not pregnant or you are interested in attending as a professional please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IMPORTANT IN-PERSON POLICY: If health and safety concerns warrant it (uptick in COVID-19 infection, poor air quality due to wild fires, etc) all in-person classes may be moved to a virtual format. Refunds and rescheduling, would not be offered in these circumstances. By signing up for in-person classes you are agreeing to this stipulation. We reserve the right to make this change at our discretion.