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.

CLASSES FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS

Breastfeeding Basics

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Think of this as Part I of our must-take prenatal classes.

This class is intended for expectant parents or as a refresher for experienced parents.  We recommend taking this class 8 weeks before your due date. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breast Pump Basics

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Class will go over breast pump information, as well as breast pump demonstrations. Mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). Think of this as Part II of our must-take prenatal classes. It is also very helpful to take again before returning to work, as a refresher. This class is intended to be taken after our Breastfeeding Basics Class and is taught by one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics

Join us on Wednesdays, the 1st Monday of the month, and the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm for our Breastfeeding and Pumping Basics Class!

Location:
1st Wednesday of the month:
George Washington Hospital Auditorium
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

All other Wednesdays:
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

The 1st Monday of the month:
The Breastfeeding Center Uptown Office
4900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Lower Level
Washington, DC 20016

The 2nd Tuesday of the month:
Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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 lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $70 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding for Fathers and Partners

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

This class is intended for fathers, partners and other support persons of the breastfeeding mother. This is an instructor led class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Click here to register.

Baby Basics

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

This class provides an overview of everything you need to know about caring for your infant. We will cover normal newborn appearances, bathing, diapering, soothing techniques and how to read your baby’s cues. In order to help you better absorb the information, this class is hands-on and allows time for Q&A. This is a great class to take before your baby comes so you know what to expect in the early weeks of your baby’s life.

In addition, Baby Basics covers the emotional and developmental transitions and parenting during the fourth trimester. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Expectant Parents’ Sampler Workshop

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

Location:
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

This course covers need-to-know information about breastfeeding, breast pumping, baby care and infant sleep.

The basic anatomy and physiology involved in breast milk production and breastfeeding will be explained, along with what to expect during the first days after birth and what to do if things do not go as planned. You will also receive instruction on the different types of breast pumps, as well as breast pump demonstrations.

This class also provides an overview of everything you need to know about caring for your infant. We will cover normal newborn appearances, bathing, diapering, soothing techniques and how to read your baby’s cues. In addition, you will learn about the importance of sleep (for both parents and baby!) and strategies to improve your baby’s daytime and nighttime sleep. Our hope is that with this class we can help dispel myths about sleep and help you and your family get adequate, safe sleep. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This workshop is intended for new and expectant parents with limited time and/or are unable to make some of our other classes. 10% OFF ANY purchases after class!

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $100. 10% OFF ANY purchases after class! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Sleep Basics

Join us the 2nd Monday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm for our Sleep Basics Class.

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

This class is for you if you have ever found yourself asking:

  • Do I need to sleep train my baby?
  • Is the cry-it-out method the only option for getting my baby to sleep?
  • How do I get my baby to sleep more?

In this class, you will learn about the importance of sleep (for both parents and baby!) and strategies to improve your baby’s daytime and nighttime sleep. Our hope is that with this class we can help dispel myths about sleep and help you and your family get adequate, safe sleep. We will discuss the science behind sleep and the implications it has on the breastfeeding relationship, in addition to addressing common obstacles to getting enough sleep and how to solve them. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Sleep and Baby Care Basics

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at GW Hospital from 7:00-9:00pm and on the 4th Tuesday of every month at The Center from 6:00-8:00pm for Sleep and Baby Care Basics!

Location:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month (7:00-9:00pm):
George Washington Hospital Auditorium
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

4th Tuesday of the month (6:00-8:00pm):
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Sleep and Baby Care Basics is the perfect class for working moms and dads-to-be who can’t make our Sleep Basics and Baby 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 provides an overview of everything you need to know about caring for your infant. We will cover normal newborn appearances, bathing, diapering, soothing techniques and how to read your baby’s cues. You will also learn about the importance of sleep (for both parents and baby!) and strategies to improve your baby’s daytime and nighttime sleep. Our hope is that with this class we can help dispel myths about sleep and help you and your family get adequate, safe sleep. We will discuss the science behind sleep and the implications it has on the breastfeeding relationship, in addition to addressing common obstacles to getting enough sleep and how to solve them. This is a great class to take before your baby comes so you know what to expect in the early weeks of your baby’s life. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This class costs $60 per person. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Cloth Diapering Basics

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Cloth diapering couldn’t be easier these days. No more pins, plastic pants or toilet dunking. Just easy to use, easy to wash, cute reusable diapers. The only hard part is navigating the different brands, styles and reviews to choose which style is best for you and your baby!

Attend this fun and interactive class with cloth diapering expert, Hannah. In this class you will:

  • Learn how using cloth diapers can benefit your baby and your planet at the same time
  • Look, touch, and try out all of the most common brands and styles
  • Get expert help in deciding which style of diaper is best for you
  • Compare the cost of cloth versus disposable diapers
  • Discuss the common questions and concerns with each style of cloth diaper

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $10. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Cloth Diapering Advanced

Join us the 2nd Monday of every month from 2:00-3:30pm for our Cloth Diapering Advanced Class!

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

What are the benefits of babywearing? What options are there? What’s best for me and my baby?

In this hands-on class, you will be able to try on a multitude of different carriers, wraps and slings to see which one makes the most sense for your family. Our certified babywearing expert will also go over the safety of babywearing and all of its benefits. Class also demonstrates how to safely and properly use slings or carriers. Breastfeeding while wearing the sling or carrier is also covered.

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! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Doula Meet and Greet

Join us the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm for our Doula Meet and Greet!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Expected parents are encouraged to attend our monthly Doula Meet and Greet to learn about supported birth and interact with local labor and delivery doulas. This meet and greet session is intended for interested families to research your birth options, and maybe even meet a doula that you would like to work with!

This is a free class; please register in advance.

Click here to register.

Prenatal Yoga

Join us on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:00am for Prenatal Yoga!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Your Prenatal Yoga practice includes:

  • Asana (postures)
  • Breathwork
  • Meditation

Classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Infant and Child CPR 

Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month from 12:30-2:30pm or 3:00-5:00pm for Infant and Child CPR!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. This class is for adults only.

The cost is $65 per person.

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

website: frontlinescpr.com

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

*Please Note: All childbirth classes take place at GW Hospital*

1-Day Lamaze Class at GW Hospital

Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00am-4:00pm for the 1-Day Lamaze Class!

Location: George Washington Hospital Washington Room
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

Enjoy some time preparing for your special “birth” day with a fun, informative, express 1-Day Lamaze Class!  You and your support person will learn anatomy, signs of labor, helpful hints for the coach and comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation techniques and various positions to help reverse back labor and failure to progress.  Hospital procedures and interventions, medications, cesarean birth and birth day care for mom and baby are also covered.  The goal of the course is to provide a balanced approach, combining the benefits of Lamaze with medical practices, if needed, to enable mom to enjoy a positive birth experience.

All moms who register for this class also receive free review videos and lots of additional resources!

Class is taught by Shelly Matthews, a Lamaze Childbirth Educator with over 15 years experience, who enjoys sharing what she’s learned about the mysteries of birth with expectant families.

This class costs $180 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Extended Lamaze Class at GW Hospital

Join us on Mondays (most months – see calendar) from 7:00-9:15pm!

Location: George Washington Hospital Washington Room
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

Enjoy some time preparing for your special “birth” day with a fun, informative, 4-Week Evening Lamaze Class!  You will learn practical pain management skills, including relaxation, positioning, breathing, comfort measures and massage, with ample time to practice.  In addition the class provides physical and emotional strategies to enable the Labor Partner to provide meaningful support.  Other topics include back labor, slow progress in labor, hospital procedures and interventions, medications, cesarean birth, and immediate postpartum care for mom and baby.  Lamaze provides a balanced approach combining benefits of Lamaze with medical practices if needed.

Classes are taught by Lamaze Certified Educator and Labor Doula, Sarah Sragg, LCCE, CD(DONA).

*Please note that this class is a four-week series. You only need to register for the first class*

Classes cost $180 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Natural Childbirth at GW Hospital

Join us on Tuesdays (most months – see calendar) from 6:00-8:00pm for our Natural Childbirth class at GW Hospital!

Location: George Washington Hospital Washington Room
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

Allow natural childbirth to unfold beautifully in the hospital setting. This course will teach expectant parents physical and emotional signposts of labor, comfort measures, birth options for both normal birth and for unexpected situations and many birth positions that promote natural childbirth. Participants will gain confidence in the birth process through careful preparation. Partners are encouraged to attend. This class is taught by a Bradley Certified Childbirth Educator.

*Please note that this class is a four-week series. You only need to register for the first class*

Classes cost $180 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

 Click here to register.

Childbirth Express at GW Hospital

Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10:00am-4:00pm for our Childbirth Express class!

Location: George Washington Hospital Washington Room
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

Our Childbirth Express class is a condensed, interactive course that focuses on assisting moms and their partners in preparing for their labor and birth experience. The class is taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator with ten years of experience. Objectives include:

  • anatomy and physiology,
  • what to expect,
  • partner’s role,
  • comfort techniques,
  • pain medications,
  • common complications & possible interventions,
  • C-section basics,
  • postpartum, and
  • feeding the baby

This class is designed for women and partners intending to have a vaginal delivery, with or without an epidural. You will need an exercise ball, sized for the mom’s height, two pillows and a floor mat.

A lunch break will occur after the morning session. Please bring your own lunch (and snacks) or you can go to one of our restaurants on campus. Couples should plan to attend a class that begins early in the third trimester.

Class costs $180 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

HypnoBirthing® at GW Hospital

Join us starting in September (check calendar for upcoming classes) for our HypnoBirthing® class!

Location: George Washington Hospital Washington Room
900 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(**Please bring a photo ID to this class**)

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.

Private classes are also available in your home.

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

CLASSES FOR BABIES 0-4 MONTHS

Breast Pump Basics

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm for our Breast Pump Basics Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Class will go over breast pump information, as well as breast pump demonstrations. Mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies. In addition, pump demonstrations will be shown and mothers will also receive instruction on pumping strategies for the early weeks. This class lays the foundation for our Return to Work class (recommended to take a few weeks before returning to work). Think of this as Part II of our must-take prenatal classes. It is also very helpful to take again before returning to work, as a refresher.

This class is intended to be taken after our Breastfeeding Basics Class. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastpump Strategies and Return to Work

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 11:30am-2:00pm for our Return to Work Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding Baby 0-4 Months

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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 is intended for parents of babies under the age of 4 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Click here to register.

Return to Work Support Group

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

This class is intended for parents of babies of any age who cannot make it to our weekday classes. This is a mother-led, support group style class where discussion and questions are invited.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Click here to register.

Cloth Diapering Basics

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Cloth diapering couldn’t be easier these days. No more pins, plastic pants or toilet dunking. Just easy to use, easy to wash, cute reusable diapers. The only hard part is navigating the different brands, styles and reviews to choose which style is best for you and your baby!

Attend this fun and interactive class with cloth diapering expert, Hannah. In this class you will:

  • Learn how using cloth diapers can benefit your baby and your planet at the same time
  • Look, touch, and try out all of the most common brands and styles
  • Get expert help in deciding which style of diaper is best for you
  • Compare the cost of cloth versus disposable diapers
  • Discuss the common questions and concerns with each style of cloth diaper

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $10. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Cloth Diapering Advanced

Join us the 2nd Monday of every month from 2:00-3:30pm for our Cloth Diapering Advanced Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

What are the benefits of babywearing? What options are there? What’s best for me and my baby?

In this hands-on class, you will be able to try on a multitude of different carriers, wraps and slings to see which one makes the most sense for your family. Our certified babywearing expert will also go over the safety of babywearing and all of its benefits. Class also demonstrates how to safely and properly use slings or carriers. Breastfeeding while wearing the sling or carrier is also covered.

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! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Infant Massage

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

In this hands-on class, parents will learn how to massage their babies to increase bonding, better sleep and help decrease colic and general discomfort due to gassiness. Each week of the series will focus on different strokes and parts of the body and handouts will be provided so you can practice at home too.

Benefits of Infant Massage (for babies 8 weeks 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 $100 for 3 classes. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Mom and Baby Yoga

Join us every Tuesday from 9:45-11:00am for Mom and Baby Yoga!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Infant and Child CPR 

Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month from 12:30-2:30pm or 3:00-5:00pm for Infant and Child CPR!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. This class is for adults only.

The cost is $65 per person.

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

website: frontlinescpr.com

Snap Happy: Photo 101

Join us on February 15th, 2016 for Snap Happy: Photo 101!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Do you want to take better pictures of your own family? Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to capturing “the” moment? Then this Snap Happy: Photography 101 is just the class for you! Julie Kubal, a professional photographer who specializes in working with babies, children, and families, will share with you some simple strategies to get you happy with your snapshots (hint: understanding lighting is KEY!). We will touch on the following topics:

  • organizing and preserving your memories
  • discovering the Five Steps to getting Snap Happy
  • learning to find and utilize natural lighting
  • composing an amazing shot

All you will need is a camera (a DSLR is NOT required) and desire to create beautiful family memories!

The class is designed to help amateur photographers get better snapshots shots to tell their life’s story. You will walk away knowing how to like what you see on the back of the camera a whole lot more!

Click here to register.

CLASSES FOR INFANTS 4-12 MONTHS

Breastfeeding the Infant 4-12 Months

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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 a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Breastfeeding and Baby Wearing

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

What are the benefits of babywearing? What options are there? What’s best for me and my baby?

In this hands-on class, you will be able to try on a multitude of different carriers, wraps and slings to see which one makes the most sense for your family. Our certified babywearing expert will also go over the safety of babywearing and all of its benefits. Class also demonstrates how to safely and properly use slings or carriers. Breastfeeding while wearing the sling or carrier is also covered.

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! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Starting Solids, Parts I and II

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. A list of most appropriate first foods will be provided, along with guidelines on how much to feed your baby. Part I is a prerequisite to Part II.

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Pumping Strategies and Return to Work

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 11:30am-2:00pm for our Pumping Strategies Return to Work Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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.

This class is intended to be taken after our Breast Pump Basics Class. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly! Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Return to Work Support Group

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

This class is intended for parents of babies of any age who cannot make it to our weekday classes. This is a mother-led, support group style class where discussion and questions are invited.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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Infant Massage

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

In this hands-on class, parents will learn how to massage their babies to increase bonding, better sleep and help decrease colic and general discomfort due to gassiness. Each week of the series will focus on different strokes and parts of the body and handouts will be provided so you can practice at home too.

Benefits of Infant Massage (for babies 8 weeks 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 $100 for 3 classes. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Snap Happy: Photo 101

Join us on February 15th, 2016 for Snap Happy: Photo 101!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Do you want to take better pictures of your own family? Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to capturing “the” moment? Then this Snap Happy: Photography 101 is just the class for you! Julie Kubal, a professional photographer who specializes in working with babies, children, and families, will share with you some simple strategies to get you happy with your snapshots (hint: understanding lighting is KEY!). We will touch on the following topics:

  • organizing and preserving your memories
  • discovering the Five Steps to getting Snap Happy
  • learning to find and utilize natural lighting
  • composing an amazing shot

All you will need is a camera (a DSLR is NOT required) and desire to create beautiful family memories!

The class is designed to help amateur photographers get better snapshots shots to tell their life’s story. You will walk away knowing how to like what you see on the back of the camera a whole lot more!

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CLASSES FOR TODDLERS (1 YEAR +)

Breastfeeding the Toddler 1 Year +

Join us the 1st Friday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm for our Breastfeeding the Toddler 1 year + class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

This class includes discussion of all things related to breastfeeding, especially the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding after the first year. In addition, options and strategies for weaning are discussed. It is a great way to meet other mothers and get helpful advice.

This class is intended for parents of babies over 12 months. This is a support group style class where discussion and questions are invited. The instructor is one of our experienced IBCLCs.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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Return to Work Support Group

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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

This class is intended for parents of babies of any age who cannot make it to our weekday classes. This is a mother-led, support group style class where discussion and questions are invited.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

Click here to register.

Toddler Nutrition

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Ideas on healthy meals and snacks will presented, as well as how to continue to feed your toddler well even when you aren’t at home. 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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Snap Happy: Photo 101

Join us on February 15th, 2016 for Snap Happy: Photo 101!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Do you want to take better pictures of your own family? Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to capturing “the” moment? Then this Snap Happy: Photography 101 is just the class for you! Julie Kubal, a professional photographer who specializes in working with babies, children, and families, will share with you some simple strategies to get you happy with your snapshots (hint: understanding lighting is KEY!). We will touch on the following topics:

  • organizing and preserving your memories
  • discovering the Five Steps to getting Snap Happy
  • learning to find and utilize natural lighting
  • composing an amazing shot

All you will need is a camera (a DSLR is NOT required) and desire to create beautiful family memories!

The class is designed to help amateur photographers get better snapshots shots to tell their life’s story. You will walk away knowing how to like what you see on the back of the camera a whole lot more!

Click here to register.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS 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 11:45am-1:15pm and Baby’s First Solids Part II Class from 1:30-3:00pm!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. A list of most appropriate first foods will be provided, along with guidelines on how much to feed your baby. Part I is a prerequisite to Part II.

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Toddler Nutrition

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Ideas on healthy meals and snacks will presented, as well as how to continue to feed your toddler well even when you aren’t at home. 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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Doula Meet and Greet

Join us the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00pm for our Doula Meet and Greet!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Expected parents are encouraged to attend our monthly Doula Meet and Greet to learn about supported birth and interact with local labor and delivery doulas. This meet and greet session is intended for interested families to research your birth options, and maybe even meet a doula that you would like to work with!

This is a free class; please register in advance.

Click here to register.

Infant Massage

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

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

In this hands-on class, parents will learn how to massage their babies to increase bonding, better sleep and help decrease colic and general discomfort due to gassiness. Each week of the series will focus on different strokes and parts of the body and handouts will be provided so you can practice at home too.

Benefits of Infant Massage (for babies 8 weeks 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 $100 for 3 classes. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

Click here to register.

Prenatal Yoga

Join us on Wednesdays from 9:45-11:00am for Prenatal Yoga!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Classes are designed and sequenced to help alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy and to prepare moms for labor and early motherhood.  This class will modify poses for all stages of pregnancy. Strengthen the body, calm the mind and prepare physically and mentally for childbirth.

Your Prenatal Yoga practice includes:

  • Asana (postures)
  • Breathwork
  • Meditation

Classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Mom and Baby Yoga

Join us every Tuesday from 9:45-11:00am for Mom and Baby Yoga!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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C-Section Scars: Problems and effective physical therapy solutions

Please check class calendar for class dates and times.

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Long-term potential problems that arise from scar tissue adhesions after a caesarean section are often underestimated.  Common complaints are of sensitivity at the site of the scar and discomfort with positional changes.  However, the possible consequences don’t stop there.  Back and pelvic pain, bladder issues, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and even migraines and jaw pain are all common ailments associated with c-section scarring.  The great news is that problems with c-section scars can be effectively treated.  Join us for a 60-minute interactive workshop to learn more about solutions to scar tissue problems with pelvic floor physical therapy and myofascial release.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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Prevention and Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Please check class calendar for class dates and times.

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Urinary/fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (e.g. prolapse of the bladder, uterus, rectum etc.) for new moms are problems that are not always easy to discuss with friends or family, but these issues are more common than you think. Join our expert pelvic floor PT’s to understand the different types of incontinence, their causes, and learn simple and effective treatment tools for long-term relief.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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Pain During Sex? A Physical Therapy Guide to Getting Rid of Pelvic Pain after Childbirth

Please check class calendar for class dates and times.

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

Pain and/or discomfort with intercourse after childbirth is common and can be caused by several issues like pelvic floor muscle spasms (vaginismus), scar tissue adhesions, pudendal neuralgia, and joint (pelvic bones, coccyx, sacrum, lumbar spine) dysfunction.  Join us for a 60-minute interactive workshop to learn more about how to self manage these issues and how pelvic floor physical therapy can help.

This is a free class; please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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FOR PROFESSIONALS/TRAINING PROGRAM

Breastfeeding for Health Care Providers

Class offered 3-4 times per year (check class calendar for specific dates).

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

This class was designed with the health care provider in mind. Doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend this 3 hour program. Start with a 2 hour class on the basics of breastfeeding, then observe a one-on-one lactation consultation (to be set up at a later time) or attend another one of our classes of their choosing. This class will go over getting a successful start at breastfeeding, breast pumping and milk storage, challenges that nursing moms may face, and how to get families the help that they need.

This class is presented by Vergie Hughes RN, MS, IBCLC, FILCA of Lactation Education Resources.

PRIVATE CLASSES

We offer all of our classes in a one-on-one session either in one of our offices or in your home. To get more information or to set up a one-on-one class, please give us a call at 202-293-5182.

LACTATION CONSULTATIONS

Prenatal Consultations

Our prenatal consultations are especially helpful for first time expectant parents, or expectant parents with special concerns. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and prepare for any expected or potential breastfeeding issues and learn how to optimize breastfeeding in the first weeks after birth. The consultation will be with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and will include a breast assessment. Prenatal consultations are available in our office or at home (especially for mothers on bed rest) and are usually 30-45 minutes. Call 202-293-5182 to schedule.

Lactation Consultations

Our lactation consultations are great for both new and experienced parents with newborns or older babies. The consultation includes a pre and post feeding weight check of the baby, observation of a breastfeeding session, examination of the mother’s breast, and examination of the baby’s mouth. Our experienced IBCLCs can help with any number of breastfeeding issues, including latch, positioning, milk supply, pumping, and much, much more. Our goal is to help you reach your breastfeeding goals! Lactation consultations are available in our office or at home and usually last an hour to an hour and a half. Call to schedule.

Follow-Up Consultations

Often our consultants might suggest that a client be seen for a follow-up consultation. Parents find these to be very helpful because it is a chance to discuss any new developments and make any breastfeeding modifications under the care of an IBCLC. Follow-up consultations can be in our office or at home and are typically an hour long. Call to schedule.

Phone Consultations

Our phone consultations are intended for parents with minor concerns who do not need to be seen in person. Our consultants can help with questions about medications, supply, weaning and other breastfeeding issues. Phone consultations typically last about 20 minutes. Call to schedule.

*Phone consultations for mothers who have already been seen in our office or at home by one of our consultants are complementary.

Workshops

Our IBCLCs can speak to your group! Our workshops can be for employers to learn how they can make the workplace breastfeeding friendly, for employees if there is a group of mothers in the office, or for daycare centers to help staff work with breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These workshops can take place on-site or in our classroom. They can range anywhere from 1-3 hours. Call to schedule.

Consultation Options

Our goal is to help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals! If you do not have insurance and/or unable to pay out of pocket, please see our Outreach page for more information on WIC Consultations and Sliding Scale Consultations.

PACKAGES

Prenatal Breastfeeding Package (in your home)

Our prenatal breastfeeding package is especially helpful for first time expectant parents, or expectant parents with special concerns. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and prepare for any expected or potential breastfeeding issues and learn how to optimize breastfeeding in the first weeks after birth. The consultation will be with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and will include a breast assessment. Call 202-293-5182 to schedule.

Breastfeeding Support Package

A great option for new mothers in need of lactation support! Purchase a home visit and a follow up office visit for after your baby is born and receive your prenatal visit free! Call 202-293-5182 to schedule.

Breastfeeding Supplies Package

Breastfeeding supplies can be extremely helpful for convenience and comfort, but they can add up. If you purchase more than $400 in breastfeeding supplies with us one day, you will receive 20% off of your entire purchase.