Classes

We offer a wide range of free and low-cost classes for expectant, new and experienced mothers of newborns to toddlers. Our classes are taught by our IBCLCs or instructors that are highly qualified in their respective fields. Please register through our calendar!

Babies are always welcome to come to class! Our free classes can be crowded due to our no turn away policy; please register in advance. Due to our limited space, we ask that you leave strollers and/or carseats at home and use a baby carrier instead. If payment is a hardship, please call and ask our Program Director for options.

All of the classes described below can be taught privately one-on-one or for a small group by one of our IBCLCs or instructors. Call to schedule.

Breastfeeding and Pumping Classes

Breastfeeding Basics

Join us the 1st Monday and  1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 for Breastfeeding Basics!

This class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding. Mothers will also learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful.

This class in intended expectant parents or as a refresher for experienced parents.  We recommend taking this class 8 weeks before your due date. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Due to this class’s popularity, we have added more classes on Mondays and Wednesdays; check calendar for details.

Breast Pump Basics

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:30-12:45 for our Breast Pump Basics Class!

Class will go over breast pump information, as well as breast pump demonstrations. Mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies.

This class is intended to be taken after our Breastfeeding Basics Class and acts as a lead in for our Return to Work Class. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics

Join us the 1st Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 for our Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics Class!

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Breastfeeding Basics and Breastpump Basics classes during the workday. This special class is offered at a convenient time for working families and combines the need-to-know information from both of these classes.

This class teaches the basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding and also the basic information for choosing and then using a breast pump. Mothers will learn what to expect during the first days after birth, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Class will discuss what preparation and supplies are helpful. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class is class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work).

Return to Work

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 for our Return to Work Class!

Mothers will discuss how to continue their breastfeeding relationship while working, as well as ways to maintain breastfeeding after you return to work. Advice will be given for breast milk collection, storage and feeding guidelines. Mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies.

This class is intended to be taken after our Breast Pump Basics Class. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Breastfeeding Baby 0-4 Months

Join us every Tuesday from 11:30-1:00 for our “New Moms’ Group!”

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, and is guided by the mothers who attend. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice. Mothers are also able to do weight checks on their little ones.

This class in intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Breastfeeding the Infant 4-12 Months

Join us the 4th Thursday of every month from 11:30-1:00 for our Breastfeeding the Infant 4-12 Months Class!

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, including infant nutrition, extended nursing options and sleep patterns. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice.

This class in intended for parents of babies older than four months. This is support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Breastfeeding the Toddler 1 Year +

Join us the 1st Friday of every month from 11:30-1:00 for our Breastfeeding the Toddler 1 year + Class.

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, especially the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding after the first year. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice.

This class in intended for parents of babies over 12 months. This is support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Return to Work Support Group

Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:30 for our Return to Work Support Group.

This is a great way for busy families to discuss all things related to breastfeeding and meet other parents.

This class in intended for parents of babies of any age who cannot make it to our daytime classes. This is support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Breastfeeding for Fathers and Partners

Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:30 for our Breastfeeding for Fathers and Partners Class!

This much loved class reviews the basics of breastfeeding and discusses how to support the breastfeeding mother. Questions are encouraged! No mother’s allowed!

This class in intended for fathers, partners and other support persons of the breastfeeding mother. This is an instructor led class where discussion and questions are invited. Instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs. This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Parenting Classes

Baby Basics

Join us the 3rd Monday of every month from 11:30-1:00 for our Baby Basics Class!

This class covers the physical care of the newborn, including essentials like: burping, calming, diapering and bathing.

This class is intended for expectant and new parents, or caretakers. Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35.

Expectant Parents’ Sampler Workshop

Join us the last Saturday of every month from 10:00-1:00 for our Expectant Parents’ Sampler Class!

This course covers need-to-know information and the chance to learn which breastfeeding supplies are helpful.

This workshop is intended for new and expectant parents with limited time and/or are unable to make some of our other classes. Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $100 per couple. 10% OFF ANY purchases after class!

Sleep Basics

Join us the 2nd Monday of every month from 11:30-1 for our Sleep Basics Class.

Class includes discussion of the benefits of adequate sleep for both baby and family. Options for safe, restorative sleep for family are also covered.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35.

Sleep for the Infant 4-12 Months

Join us the 2nd Friday of every month from 11:30-1:00 for our Sleep for the Infant 4-12 Months Class!

Gain the necessary tools for better nights for both you and your baby by creating the right environment for sleep.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35.

Cloth Diapering 101

Join us the 4th Monday of every month from 11:30-1:00 for our Cloth Diapering Basics Class!

Cloth diapering couldn’t be easier these days, but it can be tricky to navigate all the options and how they work. This class gives parents the chance to check out different types of cloth diapers to figure out which ones work best for their needs.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $10.

Cloth Diapering 102

Learn even more about cloth diapering in this new, advanced class! With the help of our cloth diaper expert, Hannah, you’ll explore bamboo and hemp as solutions to heavy wetting, receive suggestions for potty training a cloth diapered child, learn how to “strip” your cloth diapers, as well as other troubleshooting tips. Ever wondered what wool shorties look like? Attend this class to find out!

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $10.

Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing

Join us the 4th Friday of every month from 10:00-12:00 or 12:00-2:00 for our Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing Class!

Class demonstrates how to safely and properly use slings or carriers. Breastfeeding while wearing the sling or carrier is also covered. This is a hands-on class and samples of all the carries we offer are available for trying on.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35. $10 OFF your purchase any sling or carrier bought on the day of class!

Nutrition Classes

Starting Solids, Parts I and II

Join us the 3rd Friday of every month for our Baby’s First Solids Part I Class from 11:45-1:15 and Baby’s First Solids Part II Class from 1:30-3:00!

Starting Solids Part I will explore questions on why, when, and how to start solid foods; including topics of age appropriateness for foods, and allergies.

Starting Solids Part II will move beyond the basics of starting solid foods and into more detail; topics include tips on preparing homemade baby food, what to look for in purchased baby food, baby-led weaning, how to make sure your child’s food is nutrient-dense, basic nutritional needs for babies and how to meet them within your family’s diet.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35 per part.

Toddler Nutrition

Join us the 3rd Friday of every month from 10:00-11:30 for our Toddler Nutrition Class!

This class covers the “how to’s” of developing a healthy feeding relationship to promote healthy eating behaviors. Learn how to develop your child’s feeding skills in a way that comforts the child and supports your intuition. We will also focus on what your toddler needs to eat and how much is appropriate for optimal growth and health. Intended for parents of children 12-36 months.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35 per part.

Wellness Classes

Mom and Baby Yoga

Join us every Tuesday from 9:45-11:00 for Mommy and Me Yoga!

Our Postnatal Yoga class focuses on the strengthening care of Mommy, while including baby. Postnatal Yoga is a healthy and natural way to heal the body after delivery and relieve stress and tension that comes with being a new mom. Through breathing techniques and movement, our postnatal class incorporates calming and relaxing ways to bond with your baby and reconnect to self. Our class fosters an openly supportive space for other moms to connect and bond as well as forge new friendships with other moms. The class will provide rejuvenating and energizing asanas (postures) to help rebuild the key muscle and body groups that were affected by a pregnancy.  Open to all moms and babies six weeks to crawling.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $18 per class, $49 for a 3 class pass or $95 for a 6 class pass.

Infant Massage

Join us the first 3 Thursdays of every month from 10:00-11:15 or 11:30-12:45 for our Infant Massage Series!

Benefits of Infant Massage (for babies 2 months to pre-crawling)

· Help your baby sleep deeper, longer
· Reduce or avoid fussy time
· Relieve colic, gas, and constipation
· Ease the stress of the day
· Learn to read baby’s cues
· Stimulate growth and development

Payment is required in advance for class registration. Series is held the first 3 Thursdays (consecutive) of every month; cost is $125.

HypnoBirthing®

The next HypnoBirthing® series will be May 5, May 12, May 19, June 2 and June 9 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

The course is taught in five 3 hour classes. Pregnant women attend the classes with the support person of their choice—husband, life partner, other family member, doula, labor companion, etc. The course offers the following benefits:

  • Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gentle, calm birth
  • Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension and pain
  • Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
  • Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
  • Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving the mother alert, fresh, and with energy to bond with her baby following the birth
  • Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing
  • Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
  • Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing

A textbook (with CD), many handouts, and a relaxation CD are included in the cost of the course.

To register, contact Lori at lori@joyfulbirthhypnobirthing.com or 301-365-2428.

Infant CPR

It takes two hours of your time to learn skills that could save your child’s life.
During this class you will learn infant and child CPR, AED, and what to do if your child is choking. These are skills anyone caring for an infant or child should have to ensure their safety.

This is the perfect class for parents and expectant parents. It’s also a great class for your nanny, babysitter, or family member who might be caring for your child if you are returning to work.

The cost is $65 per person.

email: lpunaro@frontlinescpr.com for more information or to sign up for class

website: Frontlinescpr.com