Breastfeeding Classes and Support

  • Group Classes

    Registered dietitian and pediatric nutrition expert, Rachel Rothman, MS, RD, will help you navigate the world of starting solids. Rachel will guide you through the nutrition process: from what and how to feed your baby, to the key nutrients required for healthy development. Rachel will also provide a short cooking demonstration featuring recipes that are perfect for baby and easy for parents. Please feel free to bring your little one. This class is ideal as an overview for all parents, even if your child has already started solid foods, and features ample time for questions.
    Fee: $35, includes handouts
    Date and Time: Janauary 28; March 11; May 13, 2017 from 10am-11:30am
    Place: San Diego Breastfeeding Center (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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    Class dates
  • The Breastfeeding for the Working Mom class is for moms who plan to return to work, but would like to continue to provide breastmilk to their babies. Soon-to-be working moms will learn about how to set up a pumping schedule, how to protect your milk supply while back at work, how to make sure your caregiver isn't overfeeding your baby, and legislation that protects the breastfeeding mother when she returns to work. Babies are welcome to attend the class. It's best to attend a few weeks before you return to work.
    Fee: $35, includes handouts
    Date and Time: February 14; April 11; June 6; August 8; October 10; December 12, 2017 (11am-12:30pm)
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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    Classes
  • Have you found yourself asking these questions: I think I’ve completely messed up. Can I still fix it? How young is too young to sleep train? Is cry it out the only option to get my baby on a sleep routine? This workshop is taught by Jen Varela, sleep coach and owner of Sugar Night Night. It provides a comfortable environment for a group of parents to get together and learn how to gently solve their children’s sleep problems. In this workshop, we’ll cover general sleep education and the science and behavioral “must knows.” Topics include common problems, how to solve them and the secret to sleep coaching success… all while keeping tears to a minimum. .
    Fee: $30 per person/couple
    Date and Time: January 11, 2017 from 10am-11am
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

    To register for this class, please click here: http://sugarnightnight.com/event/gentle-sleep-solutions-41//

  • In the Breastfeeding Class for Doulas, labor and postpartum doulas will advance their current knowledge about breastfeeding by learning new techniques and styles to better support their doula families. Topics will include biological nurturing and laid-back breastfeeding; getting breastfeeding off to a great start; common breastfeeding concerns and remedies; techniques for bottle feeding the breastfed baby; and holistic methods for preventing and treating breastfeeding concerns.
    Fee: $50
    Date and Time: Date TBD
    Place: The Birth Education Center of San Diego (9845 Erma Rd. Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92131)

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