Breastfeeding Essentials

This class is designed to be taken while pregnant. All the basics you need to know from birth through the first 6 months of life are covered.

* Birth and the postpartum bonding period
* The importance of skin to skin
* Proper latching techniques
* Getting and maintaining a proper milk supply
* Avoiding common "booby traps"
* When/if to introduce bottles and pacifiers
* When/if to pump and how to get started
* Roles for the support person in a breastfeeding relationship

This class is $55 and is taught by Jenn Sullivan, CBS. Partner or support person is encouraged to attend and is included in the cost. Private classes are also available for $160 in store or $200 in home (very limited times available for in-home).

Due to classes filling up in spring, completion of the form below is required to hold your spot.  

Saturday, August 19; 12:30-2:30pm in Poughkeepsie class is full
Friday, September 15; 6-8pm in Rhinebeck
Saturday, October 21; 12:30-2:30pm in Poughkeepsie
Friday, November 17; 6-8pm in Beacon
Saturday, December 16; 12:30-2:30pm in Poughkeepsie

This class is also offered as part of our comprehensive, 3 part Birth Essentials Childbirth Education Series.

Series Dates are:
Saturdays, June 3: 12:30-6:30pm; Saturdays 10 & 17: 12-2pm
Saturdays, August
5: 12:30-6:30pm; Saturdays 12 & 19: 12-2pm
Saturdays, October 7: 12:30-6:30pm; 
Saturdays 14 & 21: 12-2pm
Saturdays, December
2: 12:30-6:30pm; Saturdays 9 & 16: 12-2pm

To register for either the class or series please complete the form below.  For more information, contact Jenn Sullivan via email or by phone at 845-473-5952. Deposit for the class is non-refundable.  However, the balance of the class can be made up at another Breastfeeding Essentials class, Pumping and Returning to Work class or use as credit towards a private lactation appointment.

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Please leave a phone in case there is an emergency cancellation of the class.
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Let us know if you are registering for the Breastfeeding Essentials or the Birth Essentials Series
Please put the exact series or class that you are registering for:
Birth Essentials Series requires a $60 non-refundable deposit via check or cash. Breastfeeding Essentials requires a $20 non-refundable deposit via check, cash or PayPal.

Use this link to either pay for your class in full, or to hold your spot with a non-refundable $20.  

Breastfeeding Essentials Class Payment
Date of Class