Breastfeeding Classes, Newbon Care Classes

breastfeeding classesBreastfeeding Basics Class

With Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC

2017 Class Schedule & Fees

Breastfeeding Basics Class ($60 per couple)
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Class Description

As you know, breastfeeding is the very best thing you can do nurture your baby. Learn all the basics to get off to a great start with breastfeeding. Partners are encouraged to attend with the mother. Topics include:

  • Reading your baby’s hunger cues
  • How often and how long to nurse
  • Latch and positioning
  • How to know baby is getting enough
  • When to seek help for breastfeeding challenges

2018 Class Schedule & Fees

Read what past participants in this class have to say.


TESTIMONIALS

“My partner and I feel so much more comfortable and up to date on breastfeeding basics. With so much information from multiple sources, it was a relief to have all the current information in one place and being able to be interactive with the instructor.” — Katie Watson, Ypsilanti, MI

“Fabulously informative. A genuinely enlightening experience shedding light on an unfamiliar subject.” — David Swan, Ypsilanti, MI

“I feel confident that I can make it work and I know where I can go if I need help when the baby gets here.” — Samantha Cecil, Ypsilanti, MI

Also available as an online class.

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newborn care classesNewborn Care Class

2017 Class Schedule & Fees

Newborn Care Class ($60 per couple)
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Enhance your natural parenting instincts and learn the basics of caring for a newborn in this fun, hands-on class. Topics include:

  • Diapering choices and “how to”
  • Techniques to calm a newborn
  • Baby wearing safety and “how to”
  • Car seat safety
  • Giving baby a bath (demo)
  • Understanding and appreciating your baby ~ The Amazing Newborn DVD

2018 Class Schedule & Fees

Read what past participants in this class have to say.


TESTIMONIALS

“This class gave my husband and I a level of comfort that helped ease our initial fears of bringing our baby home. Our confidence level has increased and we can now look forward to bringing the baby home with much less anxiety!” — Nicole Samfilippo-Smith, MI

“I just wanted to thank you again for your classes. They were spectacular! I learned so much! I didn’t feel like I was in a class being lectured to. That is so important to me.” — Faredae Miller, Pinckney, MI

“Excellent course! Very informative and great hands-on time for the new parent.” — James Keating, Ann Arbor, MI”

“I truly enjoyed the instructor’s enthusiasm … the demonstrations and participation in the activity were an excellent way for me to learn.” — Dmitrii Maksimchuk, Ann Arbor, MI


Also available as an online class.

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breastfeeding classes, newborn care classesReady for Baby Class

2017 Class Schedule & Fees

Ready for Baby Class ($100 per couple)
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This full-day workshop includes our Breastfeeding Basics Class in the morning (9:30am-12:30pm) and our Newborn Care Class in the afternoon (1:30-4:30pm). You can sign up for the entire day or choose a half-day class below. There will be a one-hour break for lunch (from 12:30-1:30pm). You can go out to eat (we are just 1 mile west of downtown Ann Arbor and there are plenty of places to choose from) or bring your lunch with you and relax at the Center (we have a microwave and refrigerator available). There is a nice little courtyard with tables and chairs in the back of our building for your use when the weather is nice. We will also provide beverages and healthy snacks throughout the day.

These two classes will be offered in the Center’s space on the same dates in 2018, but through two different providers. For more information go to:

2018 Newborn Care Classes and 2018 Breastfeeding Basics Classes

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breastfeeding classes, newborn care classesReady for Baby ~ Deluxe Package

2017 Class Schedule & Fees

Ready for Baby Deluxe Package ($130 per couple)
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Our Deluxe Package includes the full-day workshop plus access to four online classes that supplement material presented in class:

  • Medical Procedures with the Newborn (Part 3 of our Navigating the Medical Setting online class, focuses on informed decision making regarding immediate post-birth care of the newborn. Includes discussions on the pros and cons of delayed cord cutting, Vitamin K injection, circumcision, Hepatitis B vaccine and more.)*
  • Breastfeeding Basics (Pretty much an overlap of what will be presented in class, but allows you to review information when you need it.)
  • Caring for Your Newborn (Includes information on newborn appearance, newborn reflexes, cord care, newborn jaundice, and more.)*
  • Your New Normal: Postpartum Emotions & Adjustment Strategies (Differentiate between normal “baby blues” and postpartum depression as you learn coping strategies to help ease the transition into parenting.)

* This material is covered in our Ready for Birth Six-Week Series. If you plan on taking the six-week class, you  really don’t need the extra online classes included with the deluxe package and we recommend going with Ready for Baby Class instead.

This package will not be available in 2018.

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