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New Planning Feature!
Wondering when to register? Ideally, you will want to finish your class 4-6 weeks before your due date. We keep our class sizes small to better serve you. To help you get the class that best fits your schedule, we will update the spaces available if 3 or fewer slots remain.
All of our Lamaze childbirth classes have Accessibility Resources to supplement your instruction at home! Get details here or ask your instructor for more information.
Sibling Class Special: Buy one, get one half price! If you and a friend both have a baby on the way, why not have your older siblings take this class together? Register normally, but select "Sibling Friends" for special rate of class fee.
Specialty Class Offerings
A Group for Women of Color
Free Postpartum Support of Virginia meets virtually on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month. Click here to register!
Boot Camp for New Dads
During a 3-hour workshop, "Rookie" dads-to-be talk to "Veteran" new dads (with their babies) about what the first months of fatherhood are really like.
(Yes, there's one for moms, too!)
Prepare your first-born for the new baby with a class to learn all about their care! They'll get a package in the mail with items to decorate the nursery and a super hero mask and cape to be a super sibling!
DC Chapter of Lamaze International
Thu, Sep 06|
Silver Spring, MD
Breastfeeding Class -Silver Spring - Weeknight (9/6)
$75.00 This class is held on 1 weeknight from 7:00 - 9pm 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.
Time & Location
Sep 06, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Silver Spring, MD, 1217 Highland Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
About The Event
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.
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
- Making enough milk
- Evaluating if the baby is getting enough
- Preventing sore nipples and engorgement
- Partner’s role
- When to introduce a bottle/pacifier
- Returning to work
- Pumping and storing milk
Non-refundable class deposit
1 ticket per couple. This a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot in the class. It is transferable to another class with 24 hours notice before the class date.