Feeding Your Baby and Afterbirth Care

I teach these classes for the purpose of sharing unbiased information and resources with parents so they will be able to make informed decisions for their baby and family. My hope is to create an environment where everyone in class can listen, participate, and share. These classes are for birth parents and families planning all types of birth, whether in the hospital, home, or a birth center, and for parents welcoming their first baby or have more children. 

I offer private classes or private group classes if you have friends who can join. Feeding Your Baby, Postpartum, and Labor Refresher classes are around three hours long, with a break in the middle, $175 per class. Pricing for Childbirth 4-week series is $275. No one is turned away for lack of funds, discounts available. If you are interested in taking one of the classes listed below please contact me!

How to Feed Your Baby

  • Physical changes – finding bras, easing engorgement, nipple health
  • Positioning and latch – guides for how things should look and feel
  • Foods to support your milk supply
  • Signs of trouble: nipple pain, mastitis, clogged ducts, thrush
  • Pumping and bottle feeding
  • Supplementing with donor milk or formula
  • I encourage you to take this class before you have your baby if possible.

Care After the Birth

  • Your new, changing body and self-care – recovery from the birth and good habits going forward
  • The first two weeks – rhythms of your new baby
  • Nutrition and exercise for the postpartum time
  • Emotional health – baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Finding the right kind of support
  • Incorporating your new baby into an existing family
  • Newborn care: diapers, bathing, sleeping, and more
  • I encourage you to take this class before you have your baby if possible.