Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals

Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals

 

with Robin Douthit of Boober

Our Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals class helps expecting families become familiar with the basics of infant care & body feeding  in the early days and weeks after birth to start with confidence!

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns
  • Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital
  • Understanding the basics of soothing, diapering, umbilical cord care, bathing, and assessment of your baby
  • Newborn warning signs and when to call the pediatrician
  • Bottlefeeding best practices, tips and techniques, burping, bottle cleaning, etc. and how to know if the baby is getting enough
  • How to get breastfeeding/chestfeeding off to the best start
  • How to help your infant latch-on and correct positioning
  • How to know if the baby is getting enough milk
  • How to avoid common lactation problems and when to call a lactation consultant

Please carefully check the dates below for in-person versus online offerings. We reserve the right to move any in-person workshops online if necessary.

 

In person workshops are held at our Upper West Side location at 141 W 72nd Street. Proof of vaccination is required for in person classes; vaccination cards will be checked by your teacher upon arrival at the studio.

 

Online workshops are held via Zoom. For online workshops, you will receive login information directly from Boober.

 

Please note Boober’s cancellation policy here.

IN STUDIO

Sunday, February 13

2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

IN STUDIO

$199 per family

Sunday, March 6

2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

IN STUDIO

$199 per family

Sunday, April 24

2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

IN STUDIO

$199 per family

Sunday, May 22

2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

IN STUDIO

$199 per family

ONLINE

Tuesday, January 11

6:00-7:30pm

 

ONLINE

$75 per family

Tuesday, February 15

6:00-7:30pm

 

ONLINE

$75 per family

Tuesday, March 8

6:00-7:30pm

 

ONLINE

$75 per family

Wednesday, April 20

6:00-7:30pm

 

ONLINE

$75 per family

About the Instructor:

Robin Douthit is a certified birth doula, having received her doula training initially with ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and further training and certification through DONA (Doulas of North America).

 

Robin is Lactation Counselor certified through the Healthy Children Project, an educational program prominent in the field of evidence based breastfeeding research and practice. She’s a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and teaches childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tribeca Pediatrics, Birth Day Presence/Boober, as well as privately and online (virtual classes). Robin has had the pleasure of participating on the Pregnancy, Health, and Wellness panel and as a “Meet The Experts” speaker at the New York Baby Show for the past 2 years. She is honored to serve as an Educator Director on Lamaze International’s Board of Directors and co-lead educator training seminars for NYC Lamaze. She has also served on the Board of Directors with Chocolate Milk Cafe National.

Please Note: Many of our instructors are doulas. PYC & Boober reserve the right to provide a substitute teacher should the need arise. 

This class is brought to you in partnership with Boober: Get the help you need from bump, birth, boob, and beyond, Classes and on-demand, expert care providers. In-person or virtual.

Promotion: Thinking of taking our Childbirth Education Workshop?

When you register for one of our regular monthly workshops – Partner Yoga and Massage, Breastfeeding, How to Care for Your Newborn, or Infant CPR – you will receive a code for $50 OFF our Childbirth Education 2 Day IntensivePlease note, we cannot offer the promo if you have already purchased a Childbirth Education workshop.  You must register for one of the 4 workshops listed above PRIOR to enrolling in Childbirth Education.  Thank you!

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