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 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.

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!

Click here to register.

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
2141 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

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!

Snap Happy: Photo 101

Join us on February 11, 2017 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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