Breastfeeding is endorsed by the world’s health and scientific organizations as the best way of feeding infants. Years of research have shed light on the vast array of benefits not only for children but also for mothers and society. In this Breastfeeding 101 – Introduction to Breastfeeding class, we teach expectant parents how to breastfeed.
While breastfeeding is best for you and your baby, it isn’t necessarily easy. Some moms and babies quickly achieve a proper latch, while others need a little extra help to get there. The natural aspects of breastfeeding are the baby’s innate suck mechanism and need for sustenance and your body’s production of milk. Proper positioning and latch-on are essential for successful nursing. Learning prenatally how your body produces milk, and practicing proper nursing techniques, are the first steps to successfully learning how to breastfeed your baby.
In this Breastfeeding 101 class you will:
- Learn about the anatomy and physiology of breastmilk production.
- Learn and practice proper positioning and latch-on.
- Learn how often a typical newborn will nurse.
- Learn strategies to use if problems arise and when to seek help.
- Discuss strategies for working and breastfeeding.
This 3 hour Breastfeeding class is held on a Saturday once a month and there is typically three to six couples. This small group size allows the teacher to personalize the class to your needs and questions. Handouts and materials are provided.
Once your baby arrives A Mother’s Haven can additionally support you with our Breastfeeding Support Group and/or Private Lactation Consultations with one of our experienced and knowledgeable lactation consultants. In our Breastfeeding Support Group we cover basic breastfeeding techniques, provide helpful tips and suggestions, and answer your general questions. In a Private Lactation Consultations we give you focused and individualized attention and help you make sure you are using the proper breastfeeding technique.
Cost: $100 per couple
Time: Saturdays from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Upcoming Dates: September 9th, October 14th, November 11th & December 9th
Pre–registration required. You can register for the Breastfeeding 101 – Introduction to Breastfeeding class by calling the store at (818) 380-3111 or through the online registration page.Register Now!