Breastfeeding Classes & Support
- Onsite Breastfeeding Basics Class
- Online Breastfeeding Basics Class
- The Breastfeeding Cafe
- Lactation Support Services
- The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor
“I had no idea how much you could learn about breastfeeding — nor how much misinformation I had absorbed and accepted. I now have no doubt that I can successfully breastfeed as long as my baby needs. And if I run into issues, I know exactly where to go.” — Amity Thompson, Saline, MI
“As a husband, I found the class tremendously helpful. I feel equipped to help my wife and baby have a healthy breastfeeding relationship.” — Daniel Hamilton, Ann Arbor, MI
With Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC
2014 Class Schedule & Fees
The breastfeeding relationship combines instinct and learned skills. This class focuses on the first critical weeks of your baby’s life and provides basic information and resources to prepare the mother-to-be for a satisfying breastfeeding experience. Since family support is a key factor in a positive breastfeeding experience, partners are also encouraged to attend.
- getting started
- latching and positioning the baby
- learning your baby’s hunger cues
- how to know your baby is getting enough milk
- developing realistic expectations around breastfeeding
- when and where to seek help
Read what our customers have to say:
“This class was amazingly packed full of helpful, useful information. I didn’t know that I didn’t know a lot about breastfeeding. But now I definitely feel confident about being able to breastfeed.” — Anne Capling, Ann Arbor, MI
“Great Job! Good combination of discussion, videos, and demonstrations.” — David Marris, Ypsilanti, MI
“Thanks for all the info on pumping and returning to work. Also, thanks for the positive attitude!” — Emily Mohr, Ann Arbor, MI
“I wish I’d taken this class before I had my first baby! And I love the discussion about Attachment Parenting! Thanks so much, Barbara.” — Erin Barnes, Livonia, MI
“This class exceeded my expectations! I learned so much useful information and feel much more confident about my ability to breastfeed. I also feel like I now know where to go for support and additional information.”– Paige Morrison, Ann Arbor, MI
Same great information as our onsite class while you learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your home, on YOUR time. Learn more about our multi-media Online Classes for Expectant Parents.
Hosted by Barbara Robertson, IBCLC, MA
Fridays 10–11:30 am, ongoing free drop-in group
Come and meet other women who are breastfeeding their babies! This free drop-in group focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers. We provide a space for mothers to come and be with their babies and meet other breastfeeding mothers. Have a cup of tea, relax, and chat with others about what’s on your mind. Support staff is available to answer any breastfeeding questions with accurate, up-to-date information. Free baby weight checks.
Call 734-975-6534 for more information.
Barbara Robertson is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She provides private lactation support and troubleshooting services onsite at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor or in your home. By appointment only. Call 734-975-6534, Barbara’s direct line (please do not leave messages for Barbara on the Center’s answering machine as it will delay her response).
Call 734-975-6534 for help.
In addition to classes, private consults, and support groups, Barbara sells nursing bras and tanks, Medela breast pumps and kits, and other supplies a breastfeeding mother may need. Certified bra fitters available.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday noon–4pm
or by appointment