Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

Whether you’re just considering breastfeeding your baby or you’ve struggled with breastfeeding in the past, this class will teach you everything you need to know to get started with breastfeeding. Topics include: World Health Organization recommendations, latch, positioning, breastfeeding in the hospital, how to make milk, pumping and storing milk, common problems, and more. You’ll get to practice positioning with our special dolls. We recommend taking this class any time after the first trimester, and the beginning of the third trimester is optimum.

This class is held monthly and is taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lisa Follet. Lisa brings knowledge, enthusiasm and compassion to the class!Classes are offered one Saturday a month,  from 9am to 11:30am. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly so please don’t hesitate to register today!

Upcoming Class Dates:

  • Saturday December 16, 2017
  • Saturday January 13, 2018
  • Saturday February 17, 2018
  • Saturday March 24, 2018

Bellingham OB/GYN will submit a claim to your commercial insurance plan for the cost of the Lactation Education class. Your claim will be processed according to the benefits of your plan. If your insurance does not cover this class, there is a $20 fee charged.  We are unable to bill state insurance plans for this class. If you not a patient of Bellingham OB/GYN and are interested in attending our Lactation Education class, the fee is $20.00 which is due when registering. Simply call the office today 360-671-4944, payment can be taken over the phone.

Patients can call and register with our front office staff. Spouses, partners or a support person are encouraged, but not required to attend. We do limit it to one visitor per patient during our classes.

We look forward to helping you and your baby get off to the best start possible!