Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Breastfeeding Classes

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If you are expecting a baby, and you plan to breastfeed, you should be aware that it may not come as naturally for you as you had hoped. You need breastfeeding instructions so that you know exactly how it is done, and how to deal with problems that arise. This is all learned in breastfeeding classes.

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The first thing that you want to be absolutely sure of is that the instructor is qualified to teach you the proper methods for breastfeeding. Typically, he or she should be certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultants, or IBCLC. He or she should also be a Certified Lactation Counselor, or CLC. You may even prefer an instructor who has actually breast fed her own children.

It isn’t always easy to find a class that is entirely specific and focused on breastfeeding. You may have to find a class that is a mixture of child rearing topics, such as child birthing classes or parenting classes for newborns. Regardless, the class should teach you how to breastfeed, how the process works, latching procedures, how to get a good milk supply, breast pumping, breastfeeding positions, how to know if the baby is getting enough nourishment, and how to deal with breastfeeding problems that may arise. Ideally, you will also have the opportunity to see a woman breastfeeding a baby in person.

Additionally, you need to make sure that you are not on your own once the class has ended. Make sure that the class offers follow-up help if it is needed. Is there a number that you can call to talk to someone about issues that you are having, which were not covered in the class? Each baby and each mother is unique, and while a class can teach you the basics, and teach you how to deal with common problems, unique problems may occur that were not covered at all.

Breastfeeding Classes Resources

Course Title: Comprehensive Breastfeeding Class on Video
Name of Company: Laugh and Learn, Inc.
Location: 20 Ravenwood Road, Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Description: This home video course covers everything from breastfeeding positions, to breastfeeding twins. Breast pumps and pumping, bras, nursing pads, and breastfeeding obstacles are also covered, as well as a wide range of other information that pertains to breastfeeding.
Resources: http://www.breastfeedingclass.com/

Course Title: Breastfeeding Basics
Name of Company: Mary O’Conner MD, MPH
Location: Online, United States
Description: This course is offered entirely online, and is most suited for medical practitioners, although parents can register for the classes and benefit from them as well. This is essentially the information that your doctor would teach you about breastfeeding.
Resources: http://www.breastfeedingbasics.org/

Course Title: Online Breastfeeding Class
Name of Company: About.com
Location: Online, United States
Description: This course covers the basics of breastfeeding for newborns and older babies. The course also covers issues and common problems with breastfeeding, and how to resolve those problems and issues.
Resources: http://pregnancy.about.com/c/ec/69.htm

Course Title: Online Breastfeeding Class
Name of Company: Alliance Breastfeeding Center
Location: 5664 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Description: This is an online, self paced course for breastfeeding. The cost of the course is $20, and is extremely comprehensive. All of your questions, concerns, and problems associated with breastfeeding will be covered.
Resources: http://alliancebreastfeeding.com/simply-breastfeeding/

Course Title: Online Breastfeeding Classes
Name of Company: The New Born Baby
Location: 31 Taft Road, Sterling, Massachusetts, United States
Description: This online course consists of four one hour sessions. The class is designed for couples, and is limited to five couples per class.
Resources: http://www.thenewbornbaby.com/online-breastfeeding-class/

Jonathan
Medically trained in the UK. Writes on the subjects of injuries, healthcare and medicine. Contact me jonathan@cleanseplan.com

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