Did you know that all breast pumps are not alike? Some are best used for increasing a low milk supply while others are great for a mom returning to work. The focus of this lecture will be guided towards breast pumps and the various types to meet your needs. This class is highly recommended in addition to attending Breastfeeding 1. They do not need to be taken in sequence.
Feedback from couples who recently attended Breastfeeding 2 includes:
- "I never thought 2 1/2 hours for this class would be necessary- I was pleasantly surprised at the content covered and glad I attended."
- "Specific tips will be so helpful when my baby arrives."
- "Very helpful in discussing how pumps work and I loved how you passed around different items for us to see in class. I am so glad we took this class."
We will review important information that a breastfeeding mom should be aware of such as:
- What type of breast pump would best suit my needs?
- Does your pump flange fit properly? An improperly fitted flange can affect your milk supply.
- What is the difference between suction and cycling of a pump and why do they matter?
- What is the best time frame to offer your baby a bottle of your milk?
- Breastmilk storage guidelines and much more~
Insurance companies are now required to follow new guidelines that will ensure women receive preventive health services at little to no additional cost to provide breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling. This class will discuss how expectant parents can navigate through these guidelines.
We will have many products including nursing bras, support pillows, lactation support items and breast pumps that will be discussed and available on display. Many of frequently used breast pumps will be used for passed around during class.
Taught by an RN with IBCLC credentials, this class is helpful to better understand which pump you would need and prepare you for how and when to use them. Our Power Point and video will also discuss returning to work as a nursing mom, breastfeeding in public and what the current laws say about your rights as an employed breastfeeding woman are included.
The Willowood Building is located at the Abington Health Center, 2510 Maryland Road in Willow Grove. We suggest parking in the area marked W1 and entering on the East entrance under the arrow seen in the picture below.
To access the Willowood Building after 5:00 pm, please press the button on the Airphone by the outer door. This will signal the instructor in the classroom that the door needs to be electronically unlocked for you to enter.
FOR CLASS CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR E-MAIL AND PHONE NUMBER WHERE WE MAY BEST REACH YOU WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR CLASSES ONLINE. CLASS CANCELLATION INFORMATION WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON OUR WEB SITE OR YOU MAY CALL 215-481-6800 BEFORE 4 PM OR CALL 215-481-2000 AFTER 5 PM.