Breastfeeding

Beginning Breastfeeding

Research from around the world shows breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for both mother and baby. Breastfeeding is a natural and learned process. Moms, dads and grandparents are all invited to take these informative classes. Classes are 2 hours long and include an information session, video presentation, handouts, and demonstrations of latch technique, followed by a question and answer session.

Couples/Individual: $50

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Class content:

Advantages of breastfeeding

· Positions for breastfeeding

· Benefits of skin-to-skin contact

· How to get your baby to latch

· How breastfeeding works naturally

· How to establish a good milk supply

· Practice of rooming-in with baby during the hospital stay

· Evaluation of breastfeeding supplies, including pumps

· How to know if your baby is getting enough milk

· Breastfeeding during the early postpartum period

· When and where to get help, should you need it

Pumping 101

This class covers everything you'll need to know about pumping and storing your milk as you prepare to go back to work or school. It is ideally taken one to two months prior to returning to work.

Couples/Individual: $50

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Class content:

•Selecting a Pump

•Storing Milk

•Tips and Suggestions on Techniques

•Defrosting and Thawing Frozen Milk

•Milk Appearance and Scent

•How Much Expressed Milk Baby Needs

•How to Increase Milk Supply

•Introducing the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

•Selecting a Bottle Nipple

•What to Pack in your Pumping Bag