Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

During COVID-19 outbreak, all classes VIRTUAL are via Zoom call.

Choose ONE date to register:

Mon, Jun 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: FREE! (normally $20.20)

Preparing in advance can help you avoid many common problems

Breastfeeding and chestfeeding are new skills that must be learned — by you and your baby. You’ll also get to know me, Allyson Murphy, IBCLC, in case you need hands-on help after baby arrives.

In this two hour, small-group class we cover:

  • Why breastfeeding is beneficial
  • The basics of making milk and how to build a full supply
  • Getting off to a good start
  • Practice latching techniques and holding positions with dolls
  • What to look for to ensure baby is getting enough
  • Common problems and what to do
  • “Booby traps” and how to avoid them
  • Fears, anxieties, and myths you may hear
  • Tips for what to do if it’s not going well
  • Basics of pumping and when to introduce bottles
  • Q&A
  • And lots more!

There is plenty of time for your questions — they’re welcome and encouraged. I mix in a few jokes and lactation puns to keep things relaxed and casual. At the end, you receive a PDF with all of the most important info for reference. I hope you’ll join us get off to a great start.

Here’s what past participants have said was most valuable about my prenatal breastfeeding class

“the details about things we should expect to happen — what is normal vs. abnormal”

“the fact that you don’t say ‘this is the ONLY way to do this.’ It makes everything less scary/overwhelming”

“small group setting”

“loved the slide at the beginning about inclusivity”

“hearing the phrase ‘early and often’ repeated”

“open dialogue — being able to ask questions”

“hands-on with dolls and crochet breast”

“great class and instructor! Very informative! THANK YOU!!”

“understanding the different techniques and tricks for latching”

“discussion of problems and fixes”

“it was incredibly helpful to have such a knowledgeable resource who could answer all questions!”

“very good information and suggested resources”

“very friendly”

“open to answering any and all questions”

“very well-organized”

“very small class size and convenient timing”

“short and sweet videos”

“positive attitude of instructor”

“no stigmas or judgements”

“atmosphere was comfy”

“honest answers”

“understanding the position the baby should be in, in reference to the breast”

“very helpful to mentally prepare for breastfeeding and getting the baby to latch. A lot of helpful hints.”

“everything was super helpful”

“lots of information! And using the baby + boob to demonstrated holds, etc.”

“talking through what to expect when the baby is born”

“the latching tutorial and [videos of] watching baby feeding”

“very knowledgable instructor”

“the science behind breastfeeding”

“timing of when to introduce bottles”

“the anatomy, helpful tips for a good latch, positioning, and continuing the thought that just how birth is instinctual — so is baby to breast.”

“practicing with the ‘breast’ and the doll”

“the class was interesting, enjoyable, and very helpful”

“using the doll to help me understand latching”

“ALL OF IT!!!”

“hearing about different pitfalls and learning different ways to latch”

“actually getting to be hands on with the babies and boobs to learn for ourselves how to position and make the baby latch”

“I though it was a great class!”

“everything — when to breastfeed and positions … what to do if things don’t work”

“videos were very helpful”

“balance of presentation and conversation”

“casual atmosphere”

“very encouraging”

“supportive of all methods”

“easy to digest”

“timing for milk supply and storage of milk”