Breastfeeding Support

Mother Breastfeeding her newborn babyBreathing Space is pleased to partner with the Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington to offer

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Breastfeeding Basics and Breast Pump Basics classes during the workday. This special class is offered at a convenient time for working families and combines the need-to-know information from both of these classes.

4133664398_a9987c3803_zThis class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding and also the basic information for choosing and then using a breast pump. Mothers will learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks.

Workshops are offered on the 2nd Tuesday of most months from 7-9 pm at Christ Church.

The instructor is one of the Breastfeeding Center’s experienced IBCLCs. Payment is required in advance for class registration. Register directly through the Breastfeeding Center.

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