Breastfeeding Boot Camp Class Registration
*** Due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, we will be offering our breastfeeding classes virtually until further notice. Upon completion of the registration form, you will receive a link with the zoom meeting calendar invite. If you have any questions or would like to request a date that is not available, please contact our office by phone to 412.545.2022.***
Breastfeeding Boot Camp is a series of five classes consisting of the following topics:
1. BF 101: Breastfeeding Basics - 2.5 hours
o Meet with one of our lactation counselors who will discuss breastfeeding basics, and breastfeeding in reality. You will learn about the various tips necessary to best prepare you for breastfeeding. The class content will cover breast anatomy, milk production, doula care, feeding schedules, common breastfeeding issues, knowing the signs of when to get help postpartum, and building your tribe (setting healthy boundaries). You will leave this class understanding the cultural and historical background of breastfeeding in the US and abroad for black women.
Dates & Times: Each class is offered once a month on the following:
Second Tuesday of each month at 12 pm
Third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm
Last Saturday of each month at 12 pm
All dates are confirmed in the next section. Please proceed to select dates.
2. The 4th Trimester & Bonding - 1 hour
o Postpartum class to discuss fun ways to create healthy relationships within the mother and baby dyad. This includes learning to create nursery rhymes, reading with baby, and exploring other family activities to do with your little one. There will be time to openly explore everyone's breastfeeding goals and expectations and also navigating various breastfeeding and maternal resources. POSTPARTUM CLASS
Dates & Times: Thursday Mornings at 10 am - Please call to check availability
3. Pump, Pump, Pump it Up! - 1 hour
o Learn how to balance returning to work and breastfeeding their little one as well as how to pump and milk storage requirements. Mothers will create pumping schedules for a sample work day and also explore what nursing is public is like. Participants will learn about their workplace rights to breastfeeding and how to navigate their organizational policies.
Dates & Times: Tuesday Mornings at 10 am - Please call to check availability
4. Growing our Little Ones - 1 hour
o Learn major milestones for baby’s growth, weaning techniques, nursing baby with teeth, healthy meals and snacks for development. Participate in a baby food making demo and receive fun recipes to take home for the entire family! Troubleshoot common and not-so-common breastfeeding challenges along with learning toddler feeding and weaning your little one. POSTPARTUM CLASS
Dates & Times: Monday Evenings at 6 pm - Please call to check availability
To complete the registration, please select the class followed by date and time and include all other required information. Childcare is available upon request. Please confirm the age of each child you will need childcare for.
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