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: February 17; April 14; June 2; August 11; October 6; December 1, 2018 from 10am-11:30am
    Place: San Diego Breastfeeding Center (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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  • The Preparing to Breastfeed class is led by Michelle Clookie, IBCLC Intern, who will walk you through all the tools, resources and support you will need to have a breastfeeding relationship that works for you and your family. It will prepare you for those first few weeks home, teach positioning and what a good latch may look and feel like, myths and facts surrounding breastfeeding, supplies that your family may find helpful, returning to work and creating a breastfeeding plan.
    Fee: $45, includes handouts
    Date and Time: April 7, 2018 (10am-12:30pm)
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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  • 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 20, April 10, and June 12, 2018 (11:30am-1pm)
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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  • Registered dietitian and pediatric feeding expert Rachel Rothman, MS, RD will help you understand your toddler’s picky eating behaviors and feeding challenges. The class will teach you to navigate normal toddler eating behavior, and how to properly nourish your child and meet their nutritional needs. You will discover strategies for managing picky toddler eating and make peace with your toddlers eating behaviors. Practical suggestions and advice in this class will help you learn to cope with difficulty and create a peaceful environment at meal time.
    Fee: $35, includes handouts
    Date and Time: March 3, 2018 (10am - 11:30am)
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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  • 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: TBD
    Place: SDBFC (3355 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103)

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  • 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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