Everything you need to know about returning to work, using your breast pump and giving your baby a bottle.

We’ll also address your specific questions, concerns and anything else you’d like to discuss about going back to work and breastfeeding beyond the early weeks. Babies are welcome to accompany you to class. You are welcome to bring your breast pump if you have questions about it or if you need to pump during class. While this class is intended for families who are currently breastfeeding, you are welcome to attend this class when you are pregnant if needed or desired.

If you're breastfeeding and feeling anxious about returning to work, we class can help! In this 2 hour class you'll learn how to determine your best pumping schedule and routine and how to know how much milk your baby will likely need while you are away from them and so much more.

Find a Class

This 2-hour class takes place from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Choose the date that works for you:

  • Tuesday, April 16

$40 (includes you and your partner, or support person)

Breastfeeding 201 includes:

  • Other pumping tips, tricks and tips - Human milk storage and handling - Maintaining your milk supply
  • Bottle feeding, how much milk to offer
  • Planning with your employer and your legal rights concerning expressing milk in the work place - Pumping, scheduling, flange fit, pump settings
  • Preparing yourself, your family and your caregivers for your return to work
  • Your freezer stash of stored milk, how much to have before you first day back

Breastfeeding 201 Instructor:


Alison Spath, IBCLC, Body Ready Method Pro, CD(DONA)

Alison cares deeply about the importance of personal and informed decision-making and aims to provide her clients with evidence-based information in all things related to pregnancy, birth, feeding and early parenthood. Alison’s own birth and breastfeeding experiences along with her work with hundreds of families over the years has taught her that there are often unpredictable bumps and turns on this journey. What’s most important to her is that you were informed of your options and feel supported, heard and respected throughout all the many decisions you will make during this time in your life.

At BBC, Alison teaches our Intro to Breastfeeding class for expecting parents, facilitates our weekly breastfeeding support group Breastfeeding Cafe, offers private in home (or at BBC) lactation consults and manages our yoga studio. Alison is currently accepting lactation clients and accepts birth doula clients on a limited basis.