INTRODUCTION TO BREASTFEEDING CLASS

We’d love to help you get breastfeeding off to the best start!

Our Introduction to Breastfeeding class is taught by Alison Spath, IBCLC or Jennie Kieffer, CLC in person at Beautiful Birth Choices. This class is intended and designed for expecting parents, to help you feel prepared and understand the most important things to know about breastfeeding before your baby has arrived. Partners or a support person are welcome and encouraged to accompany you to this class!

The information and concepts presented in our classes follows the best practices of modern lactation science and is supported the most recent and up to date evidence based content and research.

Find a Class

This 2.5 hour class takes place from 6:30 - 9 PM, taught in person at Beautiful Birth Choices. Choose the date that works for you:

  • Tuesday, June 11
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Monday, July 15
  • Tuesday, July 30
  • Wednesday, August 14
  • Tuesday, September 10
  • Wednesday, September 25
  • Monday, October 21
  • Tuesday, October 29
  • Wednesday, November 6
  • Tuesday, December 10

CLASS FEE 
$85 (includes you and your partner, or support person)

Breastfeeding 101 includes:

  • What’s most important when it comes to building and maintaining your milk supply.
  • How to feed your baby comfortably.
  • Latch and positioning techniques and tips.
  • How to recognize if and when you could use help with lactation.
  • Where to find lactation help you can trust.
  • Find your community of breastfeeding/chestfeeding families for support and encouragement.
  • Answers to any of your questions and concerns.

Breastfeeding 101 Instructors:

ALISON SPATH Doula

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.

jennie kieffer clc

Jennie Kieffer, CD(DONA), CLC, CVD(TVL)

Jennie believes in the power of birth and the love of strong families. She has developed a passion for helping parents establish strong foundations based on education, trust, and intuition. Her pursuit of knowledge in the fields of birth, postpartum and breastfeeding allow her to give well rounded support from pregnancy through the first year of baby’s life.

At BBC, Jennie teaches Baby Basics, Introduction to Breastfeeding, facilitates the Cesarean/VBAC and Life with Baby support groups, and co-facilitates Breastfeeding Cafe.