Breastfeeding Essentials

Breastfeeding Essentials I – Preparing for Breastfeeding

This is a two-hour class taught by Meg O’Neill and Gayle McGlauflin, both CLCs and working moms.  Topics covered includebreastfeedingessentials1:

  • Prenatal preparation
  • How the breast makes milk
  • Correct latch and positioning
  • How to tell if the baby is getting enough
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Medications and breastfeeding
  • Returning to work
  • Breast pumps
  • Partner’s role
  • Community support

Partners are encouraged to attend to understand how breastfeeding works and how to support mom.  You will be glad you came!

Breastfeeding Essentials II – Pump it Up!

breastfeedingessentials2Pumping doesn’t have to be a pain! Come learn all about making pumping easier and more efficient for you. Being a new mom often brings many challenges and questions. Let us help ease your mind when it comes to breastfeeding and pumping for your little one. Whether you are going back to work, or you are just planning on giving your baby the occasional bottle, we will help you create a plan, give you time-saving ideas, and answer all of your questions.

Our Beverly class is taught by Donna Doyle, nurse-midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  Our North Andover class is taught by Holly Mielcarz, Registered Nurse and IBCLC.

Topics will include:

• Your goals for breastfeeding and how to reach them
• Your breastpump – parts, pieces, setup and clean-up
• How to pump – creating and maintaining a supply
• Safe milk storage and preparation
• Introducing a bottle – when and how
• Working with your childcare provider
• Pumping at work
• Balancing breastfeeding and pumping
• Tips, tricks and products that make your life easier!

This class is designed for moms in the postpartum period, after a breastfeeding relationship has been established. Babies are welcome to attend!  There will be time for questions and time to talk about your specific pumping schedule.

Breastfeeding Essentials Rates

    • $40 per family for Breastfeeding Essentials I – Preparing for Breastfeeding
    • $60 per family for Breastfeeding Essentials II – Pump It Up!
    • $90 per family for Breastfeeding Essentials I and II Package – both Preparing For Breastfeeding and Pump It Up!


Upcoming Dates

North Andover – Essentials I

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. -8:30 p. m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. -8:30 p. m.

North Andover – Essentials II

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.