Nursing is natural, but it doesn’t come easy to all moms and babies.
Our providers start preparing you for breastfeeding during your prenatal care. Health Foundations offers a Breastfeeding Class to our clients that focus on understanding nursing positions, infant feeding cues, nutrition, supplies and common concerns. After the birth of your baby, our midwives and birth assistants are there to help before you go home so that you can leave feeling confident in feeding your baby. Our IBCLC lactation specialist will be there for you as you adjust to life at home with your new baby and also is available for lactation appointments at the birth center.
Health Foundations offers a variety of classes to help support you during your breastfeeding journey. We strive to culminate a strong community of support through these classes and groups with other women that are experiencing the same joys and struggles.
Classes and Groups
Mama’s Milk Hour is a group that meets weekly on Thursday at 2:30pm. This group is centered on providing support for nursing moms by connecting them with other women navigating the journey of breastfeeding. Jan Kaste, IBCLC, leads this group. During the hour you can weigh your baby, practice breastfeeding and ask Jan basic questions.
Our Breastfeeding Class is offered to all clients as a part of their prenatal care. This class focuses on helping moms get off to a great start with a comfortable latch as well as understanding different nursing positions and infant feeding cues. It also covers nutrition during breastfeeding, supplies and common concerns.
PumpTalk 101 is designed to help mamas when returning back to work and continuing to breastfeed. Our Lactation Specialist teaches the ins and outs of pumping and storing milk. This informative class will ease the stress as you prepare to enter back into work with an infant at home.