Preparing for breastfeeding helps you to get off to a good start. A small group prenatal class provides the information, skills and confidence needed for a successful nursing experience. The class is given at Breastfeeding Resources, 64 Manhasset Woods Rd, Manhasset, NY 11030.
Plan to attend about six weeks before your due date. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming dates and fee schedule. When couples attend, the second registration is free.
A private class can be arranged to plan for breastfeeding in special situations, for example: when expecting twins and triplets, after breast reduction surgery, when breastfeeding was difficult with a previous baby, and for women with a chronic illness or disability. If an expectant mother is on bed rest, an in-home prenatal class is an option.
Some couples also choose a private class when the timing of the group class doesn’t fit their schedule or due date.
- Benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby
- Five rules for successful breastfeeding
- Positioning and latch-on techniques
- Getting started in the hospital
- What to expect during the first weeks at home
- Avoiding common difficulties
- Nutrition for the nursing mother
- Managing a toddler and the new baby
- Father’s role in successful breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding and returning to work
- Pumping and storing breastmilk
- Plenty of time for questions
Missed your class and baby is due any day?
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