This is the Breastfeeding 101 class you want: unfiltered, uncensored, evidence-based, in a small group setting so I can answer all your questions.
Join me as we discuss:
- Advantages of Breastfeeding
- Basic Breast Anatomy
- The Birth-Breastfeeding Continuum
- Normal Newborn Behavior
- Latching & Positioning
- Sleep and Nighttime Parenting
- Maternal Mental Health for Breastfeeding Parents
- Getting the MOST Milk
- Learning to Talk Baby
- Pumping & Expressing Milk
PLUS lots of breastfeeding tips and tricks to get you off to the best start so you can meet your infant feeding goals.
This custom-designed class features beautiful images of local families, generously shared for educational purposes, along with videos and hands-on learning with props, dolls, and other learning materials. Each participant will take home a Sunshine Lactation toolkit so you’ll be prepared when your baby arrives.
Class is three hours (with a break for refreshments) of learning about breastfeeding with me, Jess Willis, IBCLC. Please bring along a partner, spouse, mom, doula, or support person at no extra charge.
I have been working with breastfeeding families for nearly ten years, first as a La Leche League Leader, then as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Let my knowledge and experience help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
Space is extremely limited for these classes so please reserve your seats in advance. I recommend taking your breastfeeding class in the third trimester of pregnancy, so you can remember everything.
Private Breastfeeding Classes
I can also bring The Breastfeeding Class to you, in the privacy of your home. I bring all the same props, tools, knowledge, and multimedia components, and present the class in your living room. It is helpful if you have a TV with HDMI or chromecast capability, so I can present the videos and other parts of the class on a large screen.
Infant & Parent Sleep Class
There’s a reason why the infant sleep market is booming: parents are exhausted.
And when you’re exhausted, you will buy anything to get your baby to sleep, so you can sleep.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that all of those companies don’t want you to know. You don’t need any special gadgets.
You don’t need sound machines and special sheets (although sometimes those can be helpful, too!)
You don’t need baby straight jackets.
You don’t need sleep trainers and infant sleep programs.
Here’s what you need for you and your baby to get the best postpartum rest, while maintaining a secure and healthy attachment, maintaining your milk supply, and truly keeping your baby happy and safe:
Thousands upon thousands of years of parents raising children are NOT wrong.
Join me as we delve into the science and history of maternal and infant sleep, the research, the products, and the real life experiences of families just like yours.
- Normal newborn behavior and the biology behind it
- Normal adult and child sleep behaviors
- The history of infant sleep
- Current safe sleep recommendations
- Global infant and parent sleep trends
- Maternal mental health and sleep
- Possible long-term effects of infant sleep in childhood
- Cosleeping, bedsharing, roomsharing defined and explored
- As well as lots of live learning (using real furniture, pillows, dolls, etc) to demonstrate what’s safe when it comes to infant sleep, and what’s not.
This custom-designed class features beautiful images of local families, generously shared for educational purposes, along with videos and hands-on learning with props, dolls, and other learning materials. Each participant will take home a Sunshine Lactation folder with handouts and other helpful information.
Class is two hours of learning about safe infant sleep with me, Jess Willis, IBCLC. Please bring along a partner, spouse, mom, doula, or support person at no extra charge.
As a La Leche League Leader, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and mother of three, I understand how crucial sleep is to our hearts and minds as parents raising young humans.
Space is extremely limited for these classes so please reserve your seats in advance. This class is primarily geared toward the first year of your child’s life and can be taken in pregnancy or at any point during that time.