Breastfeeding Group Class

Board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) provide a comprehensive 2 1/2 hour class. This class is an absolute must for you if you wish to breastfeed. While breastfeeding is a natural process, there are many facets to learning how to have a good milk supply and to preventing difficulties. Staffing issues in the hospital limit how much time can be spent providing individual instruction so prepare yourself to succeed.

Breastfeeding class details

$75 for Mom and partner

Ideally, this should be completed a month before your due date. Register early— they fill fast!!
Partners rave about how much they have learned and suggest it as a MUST for all parents-to-be. Bring a doll or stuffed animal for practice (no nudity involved.)

  • Benefits of breastfeeding for infant and mother

  • Learning to latch

  • Positioning

  • Making enough milk

  • Evaluating if the baby is getting enough

  • Preventing sore nipples and engorgement

  • Diet

  • Medications

  • Partner’s role

  • When to introduce a bottle/pacifier

  • Returning to work

  • Pumping and storing milk​

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Serving the entire Washington, DC Metro Region Including: Arlington, Ashburn, Fairfax, Frederick, Herndon, Jefferson Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince George's, Prince William, Alexandria, Bethesda, Falls Church, Gaithersburg, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Manassas, Manassas Park, Reston, Rockville, Silver Spring