Breastfeeding Classes

NEW!! We are launching a brand new class for parents who are returning to work! Scroll down to see more and register!

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes for Expectant Parents

Breastfeeding Basics: Keys to Success!

All breastfeeding classes are normally held at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. Due to COVID, currently all of our  classes will be held on Zoom.

Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding Classes for Expectant Parents

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!

Breastfeeding is the very best thing you can do nurture your baby. Learn all the basics to get off to a great start with breastfeeding. Knowledge is power! Topics include:

In our breastfeeding 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.

$60 per couple. Clink on the desired class date and these links will take you to our shopping cart:

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 4:30 EDT

All breastfeeding classes are normally held at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. Due to COVID, all of our Breastfeeding Basics classes will currently be held on Zoom.
If these dates do not work for you, consider scheduling a 1.5 hour private breastfeeding class at your convenience. The fee is $100 per couple. Please email barbara@bfcaa.com in you are interested and we can get this set up ASAP!

Breastfeeding Basics Class 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

Fees

$60 per couple. A partner or a support person is encouraged to attend.

Click on the appropriate class date above to register.

Refunds: If you choose to withdraw from the class up to 1 week before the class date, we are happy to give a refund of $55.00. After that date, you may transfer your registration to a different class or apply your registration fee to a private breastfeeding class that will require an additional fee.

Returning to Work Class

Brand new class for working and breastfeeding parents!

All breastfeeding classes are normally held at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. Due to COVID, currently all of our  classes will be held on Zoom.

work and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Classes for Parents Preparing to Return to Work

We are launching a brand new class for parents who are returning to work and heading into the pumping-at-work / bottles-for-baby stage! While the day-to-day looks different for every family, there are some great basics, information and tips, and things to keep in mind that apply to everyone. Plus we’ll have lots of time for Q & A. Sign up to reduce your stress, maintain your milk supply, and keep your breastfeeding journey going strong!

Important Note: We think this session will work best for you after you have had your baby and are at least a few weeks into your breastfeeding journey. We do not recommend taking this class prenatally.

Next session date: Saturday, December 11, 2:00-4:00pm EST, virtually via Zoom

$40 per family. (The breast/chest-feeding parent and partner/support person)

Work and breastfeeding can happen! However, 80% of breastfeeding parents stop breastfeeding within 1 month of returning to work!  Don’t become part of this statistic! Knowledge and support are the answer.

As a breastfeeding parent preparing to return to work, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. Let us help you out!  Research has shown that mothers who feel knowledgable, comfortable and confident about their return to work plans have the highest success rates.

This class will cover:

  • When to introduce a bottle, how to bottle feed (paced bottle feeding!!!), keep babies in practice, and how to know how much your baby will need to eat
  • Pumping – How often, for how long, what to bring. How to optimize pumping (or hand expression!), and make each pump session as efficient and effective as possible
  • Child care –  how they can help you preserve your breastfeeding relationship
  • And more!

 

If these dates do not work for you, consider scheduling a private working and breastfeeding consultation at your convenience. The fee is $100 per couple.

Location

All breastfeeding classes are normally held at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. Due to COVID, all of our Breastfeeding Basics classes will currently be held on Zoom.

Register here

Fees

$40 per couple. A partner or a support person is encouraged to attend.

Refunds: If you choose to withdraw from the class up to 1 week before the class date, we are happy to give a refund of $35.00. After that date, you may transfer your registration to a different class or apply your registration fee to a private breastfeeding class that will require an additional fee.

Courtney S.