Breastfeeding Classes & Mother-Baby Groups

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Breastfeeding Classes — Tools for Success

Breastfeeding Classes

Knowledge is power!

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. Listen to our podcast for more information!

In our classes, we cover:

  • How you make breastmilk
  • The benefits of skin to skin contact
  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough breastmilk
  • The basics of latching and positioning
  • We always have a breastfeeding mother come to our classes. Seeing is believing!
  • And of course, we always have time for questions.

 

 

Dates offered:
Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM

 

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 $60 per couple. A partner or a support person is encouraged to attend!
Held at the Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Click on the appropriate class date above to register! Our registration is shifting from The Center for the Childbearing Year to The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor beginning in 2018!

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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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The Breastfeeding Cafes

Fridays, 10-11:30 AM No Cafe on Friday, November 24th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday!
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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