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. 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 Returning to Work

**When returning to work, personalized care is often needed. Please contact us directly to schedule a one-on-one consultation if you have any particular question or concerns. Private classes and consultations are available in our office, your home, office, daycare, or over skype.**

Breast Pump Basics

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

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

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.

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Pumping Strategies and Return to Work

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:45-2:00pm for our Pumping Strategies 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. 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 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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