classes are offered by Breastfeeding Outreach for Greater Washington

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. 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 Infants 4-12 Months

Breastfeeding the Infant 4-12 Months

Join us the 4th 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
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

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.

The cost is a one-time registration fee of $25 for unlimited classes (if you’re able to pay!); please register in advance as these classes can fill up quickly!

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Starting Solids

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of every other month from 10am-12pm and the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 6-8pm for our Baby’s First Solids Class! (See calendar for specific dates.)

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

Starting Solids 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. The class will also explore 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.

Class is taught by  a certified Natural Foods Chef, Plant-Based Nutritionist and Certified Lactation Counselor with over a decade of experience as a food, cooking and wellness educator (Saturdays) and an experienced Registered Dietitian and Certified Lactation Counselor passionate about helping families establish healthy habits for life (Tuesdays).

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $60 per person; $70 per couple. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Babywearing 101

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for our Babywearing 101 class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

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

Learn the basics of babywearing in our Babywearing Workshop! Join us as we cover the advantages of babywearing, safety, and the how-tos of babywearing before your baby arrives. Class also demonstrates how to safely and properly use slings or carriers. Breastfeeding while wearing the sling or carrier is also covered.

Laci is a postpartum doula (DONA) and certified babywearing educator trained with the Center for Babywearing Studies. Laci discovered babywearing while pregnant and has been wearing her son since his birth. She is passionate about working with new families and empowering them to make the best choices for their family. Laci currently resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband and son. When she’s not working, she enjoys being with her family, reading, and exploring antique stores.

Payment is required in advance for class registration; cost is $35 per person and $45 per couple. $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.

Along with this class we offer private sessions! if you sign up for both, you will receive a $15 discount in your confirmation email.

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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
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

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 per person and $125 per couple for 3 classes. Private classes are also available in our office, your office, or your home.

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Tummy Time Series  

Tummy time is so important for babies to build a foundation of strength that will help them develop many motor and cognitive milestones. Tummy time should start immediately after babies are born and gradually build daily until they are practicing at least 60 minutes a day, by 4 months of age. Unfortunately, tummy time is not always a desired position for every baby and some babies have a difficult time tolerating the position at all. If you are struggling to get your baby to meet the recommended time in tummy time, or want to learn more about how to interact and play with your child, come to our 3 week class to learn tips, strategies, and alternatives. Get personalized recommendations and advice from torticollis and infant specialist, Dr. Stefanie Morici, DPT.

Benefits of tummy time:

Neck strength

Core strength

Avoid/prevent flat spots

Visual development

Vestibular development

Sensory processing

Stretching of hip muscles

Avoiding torticollis

Dr. Stefanie Morici, PT, DPT is the owner of Infant Physical Therapy of Northern Virginia. She graduated valedictorian from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is an experienced therapist who has worked in a variety of settings, with her focus being in pediatrics for the past 6 years since moving to the DC area in 2012. Stefanie has worked in early intervention performing developmental evaluations and therapy services, charter schools, and for a private physical therapy company.  Stefanie is comfortable working in homes and daycares, fully assessing home environments, and teaching caregivers how to best meet their child’s motor needs.

Stefanie is educated in instructing infant massage, is certified in pediatric kinesiotaping, and is an Early Interventionist trained in infant and toddler development. Stefanie is comfortable performing developmental assessments, physical therapy evaluations, and developing comprehensive plans of care in order to treat infants and toddlers until they fully achieve their goals.  She has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education since becoming a physical therapist and is dedicated to using evidence based practice to ensure the most desirable outcomes. Stefanie’s therapeutic approach focuses on manual skills combining several different methods of facilitation, neuromuscular activities, parent education, play based therapy, and coaching.

Stefanie has been clinically dedicated to the torticollis patient population for the last two years and has given multiple presentations on the importance of early identification and management of the condition. Aside from torticollis, Stefanie also has numerous experiences in working with a variety of pediatric conditions including: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental delay, hypotonia/hypertonia, dyspraxia, and prematurity.

This class is designed for babies 10 weeks and beyond.

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Infant and Child CPR 

Join us on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30pm and 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
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

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.

To register for this class please go to   Space is limited so you’re encouraged to sign up at your earliest convenience.   email: if you have any questions


Snap Happy: Photo 101

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

  • Time: 1 PM to 4 PM (3-hour workshop with 2-hour class with Q&A and 1-hour hands-on practice)
  • Date: Saturday, February 8th
  • Price: $120 (50% of your registration fee will be donated back to the Breastfeeding Center!)
  • What to bring: All you need is a camera and a positive attitude. A mobile phone with a camera may be used. A DSLR is NOT required.

Blaming your digital camera for sub-par pictures? Sick of settling for blurry, dim, unflattering images that make you cringe? Know you need to read your camera’s manual but can’t make it past page 2?

Here’s the secret: it’s not about your equipment, it’s about being EQUIPPED with simple know-how. Documenting your life’s story and capturing precious moments from your children’s childhood goes beyond buying a digital camera. It requires knowing what to look for to set up a great shot, even at a moment’s notice.

My clients hire me for family photo sessions and newborn portraits, but a lot of life happens when I’m not around. This workshop is designed to help you become YOUR family’s photographer and capture the moments in stunning snapshots.

What is Snap Happy: Photography 101?

This 3-hour hands-on workshop is designed to equip moms and dads with the fundamental photography skills they need to capture spontaneous childhood moments with polish and prowess.

Part 1 will take place in the classroom where theory will be translated into easy-to-understand, practical tips that will immediately improve your family snapshots regardless of what camera you’re working with.

Part 2 will be dedicated to hands-on practice of the new strategies you learned during the in-class portion.

What’s New:

  • More class dates added throughout the year
  • Enrollment limited to 6 students
  • Extended class time for live demos and hands-on practice
  • Class tailored to each student’s skill level and needs
  • One-on-one coaching from Julie

Who should sign up for Snap Happy:

Snap Happy – Photography 101 is designed for busy moms and dads who love taking pictures of their children and family, but are dissatisfied with the results. They want to improve their photography skills, but struggle to find the right settings and strategies to create quality images.

Like most parents, you likely take LOTS of photos of your kids. But most of these photos aren’t necessarily worthy of sticking up on the fridge—movement is out of focus, kids are out of frame, and you can’t help but feel that something was lost in translation. Rather than snapping thousands of images and hoping one or two are worthy, I will teach you how to hone your focus, apply the same technique used by the professionals like me, and be snap happy.

What you will learn:

  • Photography fundamentals to break free from pre-set shooting modes
  • Five simple strategies for setting up the perfect shot
  • How to work with all lighting levels
  • Key components of beautiful composition
  • How to organize and preserve your memories for headache free enjoyment



Pumping Strategies and Return to Work

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:45-2:00pm for our Return to Work Class!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

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!

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Return to Work Support Group

Join us the 4th Thursday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm for our Return to Work Support Group!

Location: The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington
1020 19th St NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC 20036

In this group, we will discuss common issues that arise with breastfeeding and pumping after returning to work and will tailor the group to the attendees’ needs and questions. As always, babies of all ages are welcome! Class is taught by an RN lactation consultant who breastfed and pumped for all of her children, all while working those crazy nursing shifts.

The cost is a one-time $25 suggested donation for unlimited classes. Please register in advance, as these classes can fill up very quickly!

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