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 Coordinator 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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Prenatal and Postnatal Rights at Work

Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 1-1:30pm for Prenatal and Postnatal Rights at Work!

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

As you are starting to experience, pregnancy, breastfeeding and raising a family will significantly impact your work life. Come and learn about your prenatal and postnatal rights in the workplace, including the right to take leave; the right to paid sick days; the right to accommodation; the right to be free from discrimination; and the right to breastfeed. Lawyers from First Shift Justice Project will provide you with a primer on the web of federal and local laws that protect these rights. They will also discuss how to be proactive by developing a strategy for planning your work and family life and communicating your needs to your employer to protect your rights.

Class is taught by lawyers in the field.

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