What are the benefits of a breastfeeding class?
Mothers who take a prenatal breastfeeding class have the highest rates of breastfeeding success. Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both the mother and her baby. When mothers learn the tools they need for breastfeeding success they are empowered to breastfeed their baby with confidence. Right after labor and delivery new mothers are busy with baby and family and not as receptive to breastfeeding information. Often new parents invest time and resources into preparing for the labor and delivery but assume that breastfeeding will come naturally when many times this is not the case. Allow us to best equip you with the knowledge to face your breastfeeding goals with confidence so you can start your journey strong! ♥
Classes We Currently Offer:
Prenatal Breastfeeding Series – January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
This series is ideal for expecting moms to be optimally prepared for breastfeeding their newborn but is also created for moms at any point in their breastfeeding journey. The series includes four weekly 75 minute classes. Classes include – Breastfeeding Fundamentals: Getting Off to a Good Start, Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Wellness While Breastfeeding, and Pumping and Back to Work. Classes can also be purchased and attended individually.
Breastfeeding Fundamentals: Getting off to a Good Start – Monday, January 7th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Learn the anatomy of the breast, benefits of breastfeeding, composition of breastmilk, normal feeding patters, latch, positioning and much more!
Common Breastfeeding Challenges – Monday, January 14th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Learn about the common infant and maternal breastfeeding challenges including low milk supply, oversupply, flat/inverted nipples, poor weight gain, tongue ties and more! Learn signs and symptoms as well as how to manage each concern.
Wellness While Breastfeeding – Monday, January 21st, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Learn about the relationship between wellness and breastfeeding. Learn the impact of lifestyle, nutrition and supplements can have on lactation and breastfeeding.
Pumping & Back to Work – Monday, January 28th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Learn the pumping basics as well as how to be prepared to go back to work as a pumping mother. Learn the different styles of breast pumps, how to maximize milk production, how and when to begin pumping, when to give a bottle and more!
Making More Milk – TBA
Have low supply? Worried if you are making enough milk or how to increase your supply? Learn the tools and strategies for maximizing your milk production!
Breastfeeding Basics for the Health Care Professional
If you or your facility have an interest in having Nourish Lactation Services do a speaking engagement for your staff, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We love educating the community and our providers on the latest evidence-based clinical breastfeeding information!
Classes will be held again in April, July & October.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Series
Join us for our very own Prenatal Breastfeeding Series! A series of classes dedicated to everything you NEED to know about nourishing and nurturing your little one! Either taken individually or as a series, these classes will provide you with your very own ‘toolbox’ of need to know information that will empower you to approach breastfeeding with confidence and start breastfeeding STRONG
Below are an overview of some topics covered:
- Benefits of breastfeeding
- Making breast milk
- Getting off to a good start
- Latch & Positioning
- Common breastfeeding & newborn challenges
- Caring for your newborn
- Introducing a bottle & pacifiers
- Pumping & milk storage
- Safe milk handling
- Heading back to work
- Frequently asked questions
- And much more!
Classes meet once a week for 4 weeks starting Monday, October 8th at 6:00pm. Each class last about 1.5 hours.
Class dates will be:
- 1/7 @ 6:00pm
- 1/14 @ 6:00pm
- 1/21 @ 6:00pm
- 1/28 @ 6:00pm
Cost is $99 for all 4 classes. This includes many handouts, resources, and a discount coupon for a future service. Classes taken individually are $30.
** Classes will be held at Motherhood Matters in Davenport, IA behind Fresh Thyme. The address is 2010 East 38th St. Suite 201 B, Davenport, IA.
** All mamas and spouse or support person welcome!
** Payment can be made during registration or prior to the start of the first class.