6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness
2001 Hudson Ave., Kalamazoo
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Breastfeeding is the normal, natural way to feed our babies. A mother’s milk is specially designed to meet the changing needs of her child—week by week, month by month. When you're starting out, it's helpful to understand what's normal, and to know how to identify potential problems in initiating and establishing your breastfeeding relationship. Learn more about the art and science of nursing your little one in this three-hour class.
Our engaging, fun curriculum is taught by Vanessa Moon, a labor and delivery nurse and certified lactation educator.
You'll learn about:
• Advantages of breastfeeding for both mom and baby
• How you can prepare for breastfeeding success
• What a good latch looks like, and how to achieve it
• What to expect from a breastfeeding newborn
• How to know if your baby is getting enough
• Common pitfalls, and how to avoid or address them
• Risks to consider when giving formula or other supplements
• Pumping and breastmilk storage guidelines
• How dads, partners and siblings can be involved
• Community resources you can access for support
Vanessa brings a natural-minded focus to this class, which is geared toward both moms and their partners. (Yes, your partner should attend if possible! It's so helpful for everyone to be on the same page with breastfeeding.) Learn to separate myth from fact, and start your breastfeeding journey feeling confident and strong. We care about moms and babies, and want to help you establish a strong, healthy breastfeeding relationship.