The Infant Care Series can be taken on its own, but we recommend taking it together with the Childbirth Series (either the one-day Saturday or three Wednesday evenings). We also offer a Value Package with a discounted rate for taking all of the classes. Please bring a bottle of water with you to the classes.

Class IV - Breastfeeding
Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this class focuses on establishing breastfeeding and avoiding common nursing-related issues. Topics include:

  • Preparation & Establishing Breastfeeding
  • Babies' Cues, Latching On & How Long to Feed
  • Partner's Role
  • Working Mothers & Pumping for Baby

Class V - Post Partum Expectations & Realities of New Parents
Having a baby is a joyful occasion, but new parents are not always prepared for the changes in their daily routine, their emotions, or even their relationship. This class is designed to prepare parents for the changes that happen in their lives during and after the baby is born. Topics include:

  • Delivery to Discharge
  • Your Physical and Emotional Changes
  • Getting Back to Normal
  • Birth Control

Class VI - Care of Your Newborn
Newborns look so fragile and delicate that caring for them can be intimidating, especially the first time around! This class helps new parents learn and get comfortable with everyday baby care. Topics include:

  • Bathing Your Baby
  • First Hours of Your Baby's Life
  • Hospital Routines
  • Rashes, Jaundice, Crying, etc.
  • Choosing Your Pediatrician

Class VII - Home & Car Safety
This class covers important information on how to keep your baby safe at home and on the go.Topics include:

  • Buying Safe Toys
  • Baby-Proofing Your Home
  • Buying Sensible and Safe Baby Equipment
  • Car Seats

 

2017 Infant Care Series Schedule 

Dates
Class IV Jan 25 Mar 15 May 3 Jun 21 Aug 9 Sep 27 Nov 15
Class V Feb 1 Mar 22 May 10 Jun 28 Aug 16 Oct 4 Nov 29
Class VI Feb 8 Mar 29 May 17 Jul 5 Aug 23 Oct 11 Dec 6
Class VII Feb 15 Apr 5 May 24 Jul 12 Aug 30 Oct 18 Dec 13