Breastfeeding 101

Return to Work Breastfeeding Classes Amherst NY Offered by the Care Connection

 

Cost: $50 per couple

Classes fill very quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Breastfeeding mothers need all the support they can get. Our class will offer you dozens of professional video clips, utilizing a state of the art DVD to follow along with instructor curriculum, step by step instructions, printouts, and weblinks.

Classes are small by design in order to provide personal attention and are taught by a Care Connection Lactation Consultant, board-certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants.

Topics Include:

  • How Breastfeeding Works
    • Breastfeeding is natural
    • The early weeks
    • How your breasts make milk
    • The letdown reflex
    • How your milk changes
    • Special situations.
  • Latching on and Positioning
    • Getting off to a good start
    • Mother & baby positioning
    • Latching on
    • Breastfeeding holds and feeding patterns.
  • When To Feed Your Baby
    • Hunger signs
    • Crying patterns
    • Sleepy eaters
    • Pacifiers and bottle feeding
  • How much is enough?
  • How to know that your baby is getting enough milk:
    • counting diapers
    • weight gain
    • feeding log
    • jaundice.
  • Breast care :
    • Breast fullness,
    • Expressing your milk by hand,
    • Engorgement
    • Blocked ducts,
    • Nipple care, sore & cracked nipples
    • Breast infection.
  • Breastfeeding Lifestyle
    • Taking care of yourself
    • Family planning
    • Diet for breastfeeding mothers
    • Returning to work
    • Expressing and storing your milk.
This class may be covered by your insurance. Contact us to check your benefits.

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