Breastfeeding Support - Karen Kurtz, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Classes

Independent Breastfeeding Classes for Breastfeeding Success

Our classes are individualized to meet your needs and concerns.

Find out how to avoid pitfalls that can make breastfeeding more difficult, find out if you have any risk factors for poor milk production and how to know that your baby is getting the right amount of milk. Learn how to make sure breastfeeding is comfortable for you and your baby. Learn about hospital practices and what to ask for to make your first few days smooth and enjoyable. Get ALL your questions answered.

Karen offers her independent breastfeeding classes in the Southern New Jersey Area*. We can do an individual class by Skype, in your home or in one of our locations.

Individual classes or Prenatal Breastfeeding Consults are offered as well as group classes.

If you have heard from friends that they wanted to breastfeed but it didn't work or it didn't go the way they expected, find out how it can be different for you. Karen can help you know how to work with your health care team most effectively to achieve your goals.

Classes can focus on the topics below or be individually tailored for you or your group. Call Karen to learn more (856) 448-4666.

 

  • Breastfeeding Basics - Perfect for 1st time parents. How to get a comfortable latch, finding positions that work for your body and your baby, making breastfeeding simple and natural, understanding how breast milk is made so you can make plenty of it. This class can also help health care professionals gain a better understanding of current evidence based practice in breastfeeding.

  • Breastfeeding Successfully - This class is especially important for any mother who has tried to breastfeeding in the past and faced minor or major challenges. Find out how to work with your health care providers to reach your goals. Learn ways to avoid supplementation of Breastfeeding in many special circumstances. Find out red flags in mother's or babies health that may lead to low milk supply and what to do about them. Great for the health care professional that wants to assist moms to make informed decisions.

 

  • Breastfeeding when you need to Be Away from Baby - This class will help you learn how to keep breastfeeding if you are returning to a job or school. Different types of pumps and their uses will be discussed. Learn how to properly store and use expressed breast milk. If you can't or don't want to pump at work but want to continue breastfeeding, this class can help you plan a strategy that works for you.

  • Transitions - Solids, weaning, teething, night time parenting. You've heard lots of advice now hear what the experts recommend and how make the decisions that are right for your family.

  • Eating Right for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Life - Making healthy eating choices now can impact your pregnancy and help prepare your body for a healthy birth and a healthy baby. Learn about simple healthy foods that have been used throughout history to make more breastmilk and prevent fussiness in babies. Find out ways to improve your diet for the whole family and continue the good eating habits your baby begins with breastfeeding.

  • It's More than One! The special considerations of breastfeeding twins or higher order multiples.

 

Classes in your home or by Skype can be scheduled at our mutual convenience.

Skype Classes and/or Prenatal consults are $40 for an hour. Classes and Prenatal Consults must be prepaid by Paypal or Credit Card. ($15 for additional half hours)

In Home Classes or Prenatal consults are $60 for one couple (within 20 mile area). Contact Karen for prices for group classes.


Karen's breastfeeding classes give you a chance to be an empowered, educated advocate for your baby and their well being.  Our classes give you the confidence to make Breastfeeding Successful for you and your family.

Please call or use our Contact Form to schedule your class or consult or find out more.

Call (856) 448-4666 for more information.


Not sure which classes would benefit you, or even if you need an Independent Breastfeeding Class, give me a call at (856) 448-4666 and learn more.

 

* Gloucester County, Camden County, Cumberland County and Salem County

 

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