Want help demystifying how babies eat? There’s so much information out there, and sometimes you may be hearing conflicting messages, or confusing information, and you just want to understand how it all works.
This class is designed for parents looking for a good breastfeeding/lactation/infant feeding basics class. Class consists of evidence-based information taught by a Becca, a Certified Lactation Counselor since 2013.
Topics covered are personalized for you and include evidence-based info about:
- Feeding options
- Overview of infant feeding through the first year and beyond
- Preparing for breastfeeding
- Step-by-step breastfeeding
- Best practices in the first few days
- How often babies feed
- Having confidence that baby is getting enough to eat
- Information on combination feeding, if applicable
- Pump basics, if applicable: what kind of pump you may need, how to start a milk stash, introducing a bottle
(for those needing or wanting to learn as much as possible about pumping, please see the Pump Prep class page)
- Separating myths & facts
- Any questions you have, including anything specific to your needs/logistics/history
Cost: $75 private in-home session
When to take Intro to Breastfeeding
In general, we suggest scheduling for about 1 month prior to birth, though you are welcome to sign up as early as you wish. For parents who feel more comfortable the earlier they have the information, or who have any risk factors for pre-term birth, we are happy to accommodate dates earlier than 1 month. Its only a recommendation so that the info is fresh in your mind.
Class is held in your home, at a time that is convenient for you. I always encourage spouses/partners to attend (if applicable), so that they will hear the same information and know how to support the feeding relationship.
Class is about 2-3 hours (depending on your questions and discussions that help tailor the information to your needs).
Ready to sign up for a class?
Did you know that all Purple Lotus Doulas’ birth doula clients and Birthworks Childbirth Education participants receive Intro to Breastfeeding included in their services? If you are already a doula and/or a Birthworks client, you’re already covered. If you’re not yet using these services and are interested, you can learn more by visiting the Birth Doula and Childbirth Education pages.
If you aren’t planning to be a doula or childbirth education client but would like to take Intro to Breastfeeding, book now:
If you have several people interested in taking a class together and would like to host a group class in your home, please ask about the available Host Discount.
If you have questions first, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.