Classes


BUNDLE AND SAVE: $30 per class per mom + support person or bundle all 4 classes for $100

Register at the front desk or call 919.933.3301

Why take classes at WBWC?

  • We believe that preparing in advance for breastfeeding, baby care, and pumping (if needed) in advance helps families get off to the right start. We notice that parents who have taken a class are more calm and confident as they start off breastfeeding and know when to seek help if they have difficulties.
  • Our classes are held at WBWC, which is just a few minutes off I-40 in Chapel Hill. Parking at our building is easy and free.
  • Our classes are taught by experienced IBCLCs (lactation consultants), registered nurses and nutritionists who make classes informal, interactive and fun while making sure you get a lot of education in two hours. But we also give you an informational packet to take home so you don’t need to remember everything.

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Breastfeeding Basics

Upcoming classes: Every first and third Tuesday of the month. The Living Room (suite 304).

All classes 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fee $30 per couple.

 Learn how you and your partner can get breastfeeding off to a great start! This class will cover everything you need to know to get started:

  • Latch and positioning
  • How to know your baby is getting enough
  • Partner’s role
  • Minimizing difficulties
  • Taking care of mom
  • And more!

This is a fun and interactive class with time for questions. We cover a lot of information, plus practice latching with baby dolls! You’ll get an informational packet to take home so you can refer back to it whenever you need it. Bring your support person, and feel free to bring your snacks or dinner!

Caring for Your Newborn

Upcoming classes: Second Thursday of every other month. The Living Room (suite 304).

All classes 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fee $30 per couple.

Taught by WBWC’s Registered Nurses/Moms! Feel comfortable as a brand-new parent and get hands on practice with baby care! In this class, we’ll cover:

  • Getting ready: what you do & don’t need
  • How to read your baby’s cues
  • Baby’s health: what’s normal & when to call
  • Baths, diapering, and more!

Express Yourself

Upcoming classes: Every fourth Tuesday of the month. The Living Room (suite 304).  

All classes 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fee $30 per couple.

Going back to work or school, or just want to learn how to combine pumping with breastfeeding? A lot of people have questions about this – how do I “build my stash”? How long is milk good for in the fridge, really? How much should I put in the bottle? We have answers!

*** You do NOT need to already own a pump or bring a pump with you – we have a demo pump we will use for teaching. ***

This class will cover how to:

  • Balance pumping & breastfeeding
  • Choose the best pump for your needs
  • Safely store and feed milk
  • Assemble and clean your pump correctly
  • Calculate how much milk your baby needs
  • And more!

You’ll get an informational packet to take home so you can refer back to it whenever you need it. Bring your support person and/or your baby if you’ve already given birth, and feel free to bring your snacks or dinner!

Pass the Puree, Please?

Upcoming classes: Offered quarterly, see calendar for details. The Living Room (suite 304)

Fee $30 per couple.

Join Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant, Lindsey Hurd Reeves, as she discusses the introduction to solid foods in this 2-hour class. Families with infants 1-6 months of age and beyond are encouraged, all welcome. Topics of Discussion:

  • Developmental readiness
  • Progression of food textures and volume
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Prevention of childhood obesity
  • Picky eating, food allergies, and more!

Come with questions, leave with clarity. BABIES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

What do people who take our classes say about them?

Moms say:

“Reassured me of my natural capabilities.” … “So much great information without being overwhelming.” “The class was interesting and very informative while being relaxed and comfortable.” … “Great info, very clear and non-judgmental.”… “Teaching style was excellent for different types of learners!” … “We knew very little. Now we feel like even if we don’t know, we know exactly where to get the help and info we’d need.”… “I liked that partners were included and provided info.”

Partners say:

“Very helpful and inclusive, I felt like I was being addressed as a full participant” … “Good to know I am one of the most important factors for her breastfeeding success. Defined specific roles were really helpful to hear!”” …“The soothing methods were helpful.”

View the calendar. To register for an individual class for $30 or bundle all 4 classes for $100, call (919) 933-3301.

Groups


MILC Moms Facebook Group

Stay connected to other moms and to MILC via Facebook. Anyone who has attended one of our classes, groups, or visits, as well as all WBWC patients, may join. For your privacy, this is a closed group. E-mail milc@ncbirthcenter.org with the subject line “Facebook group” if you are interested in joining.

Breastfeeding Café

Meet up with your friends and make new ones at our drop-in cafe Friday mornings. The Breastfeeding Café is an informal meet-up with good conversation, mom-to-mom support, and toys for little ones (and bigger siblings) to keep them occupied. There will be an IBCLC on hand to answer basic breastfeeding questions and provide information.

Free. Second and fourth Fridays of the month from 10:30 a.m to noon. The Living Room (suite 304). Drop in anytime!

La Leche League Evening Group

La Leche League meetings emphasize the joys of breastfeeding while they inform and encourage mothers who wish to nurse their babies. Mother-to-mother support is at the heart of La Leche League: getting to know other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. It is also important to have accurate, up-to-date information. La Leche League Leaders guide discussion at meetings and answer questions from the group or individually.La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. All mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome. Babies and children are welcome too!

To learn more or find groups in other areas, visit La Leche League of NC: http://www.lllofnc.org or a similar organization, Nursing Mothers of Raleigh http://www.nursingmothersofraleigh.org

First Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. and second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The Living Room (suite 304).

Free. No reservation needed – just show up!

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