Breastfeeding Basics | St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Breastfeeding Basics

This class is taught by a Registered Nurse and Lactation Specialist to prepare you for breastfeeding your newborn. It is a valuable opportunity to discuss initiating breastfeeding, various feeding positions, skin-to-skin contact, and ensuring a successful latch. The course also includes a short video to demonstrate latching your baby during breastfeeding. *This class includes a folder of course materials.

Topics include:

  • The health benefits for both mothers and babies from breastfeeding
  • The Anatomy and Physiology of breastfeeding
  • How our bodies make milk
  • The I's and Out's for Poops and Pees of a breastfed baby
  • The first hour of life after delivery
  • Skin to skin contact with your baby after delivery and beyond
  • Initiating and sustaining a successful latch
  • Positioning your baby during breastfeeding
  • Pumping and safe storage of breast milk
  • When to bottle feed or supplement for your baby

Each class is $60 for you and one support person. Please contact Boston NAPS for more information or to register at

This class is offered on:
Tuesday, 2/21/17: 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 3/21/17: 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 4/18/17: 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 5/16/17: 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 6/27/17: 7:30-8:30pm

Class Location: 
St.Elizabeth's Medical Center- St.Margaret's Conference Room 5
11 Nevins Street
Brighton, MA 02135
United States
Class Dates: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm