Register for a Breastfeeding Class and start preparing today to successfully feed your baby. Breastfeeding is a natural and wonderful way to feed your baby! It provides many benefits for both baby and mother, but it can be challenging to figure out those first days and weeks. It is very important that a new breastfeeding mother is prepared and feels cared for and supported! Partners play a vital role during this transitional time as mom and baby are learning how to breastfeed. Partners therefore are encouraged to attend Breastfeeding Class with the mother. Come learn the basics for early breastfeeding success!
Here are some common breastfeeding questions mothers, fathers and baby caregivers have that will be addressed in this class:
How should I hold my baby to breastfeed? Is there more than one way?
What if I have a cesarean birth, will I be able hold my baby to breastfeed?
How often do I feed my baby? How do we know our baby is getting enough breastmilk?
What does proper "latch-on" mean and why is it so important?
What can I do as a partner to help breastfeeding be successful for both mom and baby?
Who can we call for help after we go home?
This Breastfeeding Class includes expert instruction, discussion, PowerPoint presentation, Instructor demonstration and hands-on practice of breastfeeding holds.
Includes the birth mother and her support person
Attend class in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy
One 2.5 hour class
Learn realistic expectations for the first weeks of breastfeeding
Instruction of current breastfeeding guidelines:
Learn how often and how long a newborn breastfeeds
Learn when to change the baby's diaper
Practice various breastfeeding holds with the use of a baby mannequin
Practice burping the baby
Learn about "Demand and Supply"
Discuss the benefits of "skin-to-skin"
Review benefits of "Rooming-In"
Learn what baby feeding cues to look for
Learn ways to support the new mom to ensure her own healing and success in breastfeeding the baby