Breastfeeding Classes & Mother-Baby Groups

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Breastfeeding Basics — Tools for Success

Overview

The breastfeeding relationship combines instinct and learned skills. This class focuses on the first critical weeks of your baby’s life and provides basic information and resources to prepare the mother-to-be for a satisfying breastfeeding experience. Since family support is a key factor in a positive breastfeeding experience, partners are also encouraged to attend.

Topics

  • getting started
  • latching and positioning the baby
  • overcoming common obstacles such as engorgement
  • learning your baby’s hunger cues
  • developing realistic expectations around breastfeeding
  • when and where to seek help

Fee $75 per couple; discount for multiple classes
Held at the Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

For times and registration information click here [link is to Center for the Childbearing Year, where Barbara teaches]

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Transitioning Back to Work Breastfeeding Consultation

With Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC

Overview

Are you planning on returning to work in the early weeks and months following birth? In this class, we will provide expert advice to develop an individualized plan to meet the unique needs of your situation. What equipment is necessary? When should you begin your pumping regiment? When should you start introducing bottles to your baby? Ensure that your breastfeeding relationship continues uninterrupted by planning ahead! Moms are welcome to take this class during pregnancy or afterwards. Babies are welcome.

Fee $80.00 offered as needed Privately

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All support groups meet at 726 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Come in the side blue door, down the hall and to the right you will find our door!

 

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The Breastfeeding Cafes

Fridays, 10-11:30 am
Fee: No charge; pre-registration is not required; just come!

Come and meet other women who are breastfeeding their babies! This free drop-in group focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers. We provide a space for mothers to come and be with their babies and meet other breastfeeding mothers. Have a cup of tea, relax, and chat with others about what’s on your mind. Support staff is available to answer any breastfeeding questions with accurate, up-to-date information. Moms and babies can come for as many weeks as they need.  One caveat:  This is not a place to solve big breastfeeding problems.  If you are having a lot of breastfeeding issues, your situation may warrant an individual breastfeeding consult.

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