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Starting Solid Foods for the Breastfed Baby - Classes are held about every 8 weeks.

Cost - $35 in advance or $45 on the day of class. Call or email to register - (657)BF-HELP-1 or info.forbabiessake@gmail.com

Preparing to feed your baby something besides mom's milk can be a source of excitement and anxiety for many parents. There are several conflicting ideas about when to start solids, what foods to feed and how to do it. We will look at past history as well as current research to give you the information you need to make the best decisions for your family.

Instructor - Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC, BBCI

Breastfeeding Intensive for Birth Professionals
Cost $50 in advance or $65 on the day of class
To register, contact Mellanie Sheppard at (657)BF-HELP-1 or info.forbabiessake@gmail.com

Breastfeeding Intensive for Birth Professionals is a breastfeeding class geared toward birth and postpartum doulas, doulas in training, midwives, student midwives, nurses or anyone else who works with women during the post-partum period who wants to learn more about breastfeeding and how to assist mothers. This class satisfies the breastfeeding class requirements for DONA International, CAPPA and other doula certification programs. In addition, you will have confidence in your ability to assist and encourage new moms through breastfeeding. The class includes:
  • Basics of establishing milk production, including red flags to watch out for that may indicate supply issues
  • Basics of latch and positioning
  • Identifying common issues that occur with breastfeeding, such as plugged milk ducts, mastitis, thrush, tongue tie and alignment issues and how to manage them
  • What to do when baby doesn't latch right away, including hand expression and choosing an appropriate alternative feeding method
  • Breast pumps and breastmilk storage
  • Knowing when to refer on to a breastfeeding professional
Instructor: Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC, RLC and Deirdre Cannon, IBCLC, RLC

Comprehensive Prenatal Breastfeeding Class on DVD - Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) $29.99

We have found that many expectant moms are too busy to take a breastfeeding class before baby comes. However, instruction and a good foundation of information is vitally important to breastfeeding success. To this end, we have made our breastfeeding class available on DVD. It includes 2 disks and is approximately 3 hours of instruction on everything from preparing during pregnancy to nursing an older baby. It includes many interviews with real-life parents sharing their experiences. The DVD can be watched at your leisure and you can easily go back and review chapters as needed. Please contact Mellanie at (657)BF-HELP-1 or info.forbabiessake@gmail.com to purchase. Online ordering options coming soon.


 

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