To help you get ready for that, I offer classes in breastfeeding and infant care.
Grooming, diapering and bathing
When to call the pediatrician
Coping with fussiness and colic
Setting up a nursery
Establishing a proper latch
Ensuring that the baby is feeding well
Troubleshooting/Common Concerns about breastfeeding
What to do if you need more help
Emotional issues around breastfeeding
Should my partner come? Yes. If there are two parents, the class is for both of you. If you are single and will have regular support from a friend or family member, I suggest you ask them to attend with you.
Do we take this before or after the birth? Either, but almost everyone takes them prenatally because afterwards you're kind of busy.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Group Class: First Sunday of the month, "Infant Care & Breastfeeding" class at City Births, 370 W 58 ST, 10-1 or 2-5, scheduled the day after my childbirth series so you can take them sequentially.
(Note: You can register for this without taking childbirth, but I strongly suggest you take both.)