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Silver Spring
1217 Highland Dr
At Midwood Rd
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Price is per couple. There will be an additional $45 fee payable to the instructor.
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 9

What you'll learn in this breastfeeding class:

Board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) provide a comprehensive 2 1/2 hour class. This class is an absolute must for you if you wish to breastfeed. While breastfeeding is a natural process, there are many facets to learning how to have a good milk supply and to preventing difficulties. Staffing issues in the hospital limit how much time can be spent providing individual instruction so prepare yourself to succeed.

Ideally, this should be completed a month before your due date. Register early— they fill fast!!

Partners rave about how much they have learned and suggest it as a MUST for all parents-to-be. Bring a doll or stuffed animal for practice (no nudity involved.)
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for infant and mother
  • Learning to latch
  • Positioning
  • Making enough milk
  • Evaluating if the baby is getting enough
  • Preventing sore nipples and engorgement
  • Diet
  • Medications
  • Partner’s role
  • When to introduce a bottle/pacifier
  • Returning to work
  • Pumping and storing milk
The registration fee is per couple.

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Refund Policy
Medical Refunds Only/Transfer to other classes for non-medical changes or cancellations.

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School: Lamaze International - DC Chapter

Lamaze International - DC Chapter

We are a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote normal, natural, healthy and fulfilling childbearing experiences through education, advocacy and reform.

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