Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Classes


We offer a combined breastfeeding and newborn care class which will help new families to become familiar with the basics of feeding your infant in the first 6 weeks after birth and how to care for your infant in the first 6 weeks after birth. Partners encouraged to attend! Take this class before you have the baby.

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Topics covered will include:

doula or midwife helping expecting father change a diaper

  • How to make sure your baby is latched on correctly
  • How to avoid sore nipples and infections
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to avoid common breastfeeding problems
  • When to call a specialist and where you can find one
  • How to treat the cord
  • Understanding normal behavior in your baby, weight gain, appearance and sleep patterns
  • Common procedures in the hospital
  • How to avoid and treat jaundice
  • How to take care of your baby (clothing, bathing, changing diapers etc)
  • Newborn red flags                                                                           midwife or doula counseling pregnant woman
  • How your partner can help and bond with baby
  • How to see post partum depression signs
  • Changes to expect in mom’s body after birth
  • Post partum recovery from a vaginal birth or a c-section
  • What to eat during post partum weeks