Classes

The Care Connection is dedicated to continuing to offer our most popular classes during this time of recommended social distancing. 

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Until further notice, the following classes are being held virtually unless otherwise indicated. Please click on the tabs to the left for class details:

Please contact us or call 716-725-6370 for schedule information or to register. 

We will be posting regular updates to our Facebook and Instagram pages as the quarantine recommendations continue to evolve.

Preparing to Breastfeed Your Newborn (Part 1)

(formerly known as Breastfeeding 101)

This class is being offered online via the zoom video conferencing platform:  
Breastfeeding 101 class on zoom
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Cost: $50

All Care Connection classes are small by design in order to provide personal attention.

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. This natural but learned experience is made easier if you know what to expect! An experienced nurse practitioner/certified lactation consultant will help prepare you to breastfeed your baby during the first few weeks of life. Your partners are a GREAT SUPPORT and are welcome to join the class.

 We will discuss: 

  • Breastfeeding’s amazing health benefits for you and your baby 
  • How breastmilk is made 
  • What to expect in the hospital – “the first hour” with your newborn 
  • Getting off to a good start, positioning and latch-on tips 
  • How to identify hunger cues from your baby 
  • How to know that your baby is getting enough milk 
  • Dealing with newborn sleepiness, fussiness, and growth spurts 
  • When pumping, supplementing and pacifiers are needed in the early weeks 
  • Avoiding problems for new moms such as nipple pain or engorgement 
  • Resources available to help when you have a question 

We want to SUPPORT you in your breastfeeding journey! Our lactation consultants are available to help you with any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to call The Care Connection. 

And, don’t forget about our second class, “Part II: Breastfeeding Beyond the Newborn Period”. You and your baby are invited to join a discussion and explore how breastfeeding evolves and life continues! 

 

Classes are taught by a Care Connection IBCLC Lactation Consultant.

This class may be covered by your insurance. Click here to confirm your coverage

For questions or to register for the class, call 716-725-6370 or contact us.

Breastfeeding Beyond the Newborn Period (Part 2)

(formerly known as Return to Work: Pump for Success)

This class is being offered online via the zoom video conferencing platform:
Breastfeeding 101 class on zoom

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Cost: $30 covers both Mom and baby

Best taken at 3 weeks postpartum

Our most popular class! 

 In just a few short weeks, new moms begin to consider how breastfeeding will fit into their busy lives. Join one of our nurse practitioners/certified lactation consultants to explore options as you prepare for this next phase with your baby! 

We will discuss: 

  • How and when to use your breast pump 
  • How to store, freeze and defrost expressed breastmilk 
  • Planning your return to work, whether virtual or away from home 
  • Scheduling supplemental bottles and meals when needed 
  • Managing growth spurts and milk supply concerns 
  • Expected breastfeeding changes as your baby develops 
  • Resources available to help when you have a question 

This class may be covered by your insurance. Click here to confirm your coverage.

For questions or to register for the class, call 716-725-6370 or contact us.

Happy Baby

This class is being offered online via the zoom video conferencing platform:  
Breastfeeding 101 class on zoom

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Cost: $50 per couple

Are you ready to be a parent?

Sleepless nights, crying baby, marital stress… Learn an extraordinary approach to calm your baby. New and expectant parents will learn step-by-step how to help baby sleep longer and how to soothe even the fussiest infant…in minutes!

Class information includes:

  • The missing 4th trimester
  • The calming reflex
  • The 5 ‘S’s
  • The Cuddle Cure

Class includes your choice of “The Happiest Baby on the Block” DVD and Soothing Sounds CD – a $40 value!

This class may be covered by your insurance. Click here to confirm your coverage.

For questions or to register for the class, call 716-725-6370 or contact us.

Infant CPR

Our CPR classes are being held in person at  at our 3991 Harlem Road location. They are small by design in order to provide personal attention as well to adhere to the Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks are required, social distancing and health screening will be in place. Please call with any questions you may have and to reserve you place in this class. 716-725-6370.

UPCOMING CLASS DATES:

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$30.00 per adult

During this two hour American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR course for infants and children you will learn:

  • Life-threatening emergencies and the chain of survival for all ages.
  • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, injuries, and choking.
  • CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for infant and child victims.

Please note, this class is introductory and does not result in CPR certification.

Think you might like a private party?  One time private party fee of $200.00 covers up to 10 adults.

 

This class may be covered by your insurance. Click here to confirm your coverage.

For questions or to register for the class, call 716-725-6370 or contact us.