Breastfeeding in Paradise
Mikalia Dyer, IBCLC
This is a 4 hour class that covers the basics of what you want to remember or need to know in a shorter amount of class time. This class is again in your home and includes the basic essentials. The cost is $100.
Do you want to learn more than just the basics of breastfeeding and latch? Take this 2 hour course to go more in depth. Learn strategies to help cope with sore nipples, low supply, and pumping techniques, plus tricks and tips if you need to return to school/work. The cost for this class is $50 and is again offered in your home and can be customized to exactly what you need to know.
Are you a busy parent-to-be and can't attend traditional group childbirth classes? I offer private childbirth classes in the comfort and convenience of your own home that can be arranged around your schedule. My childbirth series is 12 hours in total and can be divided however works for you with the exception of all 12 hours at once. The best ways I have found to divide the classes are either 6 classes of 2 hours each or 3 classes of 4 hours each.
I have taken bits from all different childbirth methods and melded them together to give you the best of everything, instead of limiting the classes to one particular method. These classes are appropriate for both home and hospital births. My classes typically include: basic overview of the stages of labor, when to go to the hospital or call the midwife, coping techniques for labor, how partners can help, hospital policies and procedures, pain medications, what happens with a c-section, why breastfeed, how partners can help with breastfeeding, basics of latch and positions, early parenting, ideas to soothe your newborn and what is normal newborn behavior. The added bonus of having private classes though is that I can customize the classes to exactly what you want to know.
The cost is $250 for the mom and her birth partner, as these are private classes the cost is higher than for group classes, but you can work classes around your schedule, have classes tailored to exactly what you want to learn, be in the comfort of your own home and have the instructor to yourselves!