Breastfeeding Education

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Events Calendar

About our classes:

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Infant Feeding Essentials Class

The early weeks of parenthood are full of new experiences and a major part of that is figuring out how to feed your baby! Did you know that newborn babies need to eat an average of 8-12 times per day? If you're thinking, that's all I'm going to be doing for awhile - you're right! Learn the basic skills you'll need to breastfeed, chestfeed, pump, and bottle feed - or any combination of these!

This class will cover:

  • The basics of how your body makes milk and what you need to do to support this process

  • How to get breastfeeding or pumping off to a great start from birth

  • What to expect in the first few days and weeks of your baby's life in terms of feeding behaviors

  • Latch and positioning techniques to help your baby get a good attachment and avoid nipple pain and damage

  • How to know that your baby's getting enough

  • How to manage engorgement and avoid mastitis

  • Pumping practices and routines - the opportunity to see multiple pumps and ask questions you have about them!

  • Bottle feeding techniques, formula preparation, and more!

Partners are highly encouraged to come! - one ticket is good for both you and your partner or other support person.  (Please Note: Partners do not include friends or other pregnant people, must be your direct support person, i.e. your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. Thank you! )

Next class: Sunday, November 14th from 3:00-6:00 pm

Upcoming 2022 Classes:

  • Sunday, January 30th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, March 6th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, May 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, July 24th from 6:00- 9:00 pm

We are proud to be offering the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

This is a hybrid format class that provides both online learning to fit your busy lifestyle while also being interactive with the opportunity to meet virtually and in-person with your instructor and classmates for discussion and hands-on practice. 

You will be supported and mentored every step of the way by your instructor, an experienced RN, doula, and EBB® Instructor! 
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Meet your instructor:

Hey, I'm Jenna Erickson an RN, IBCLC, doula, and EBB® Instructor. I'm passionate about you knowing your options, understanding the birth process, and feeling empowered going into your birth with knowledge and tools to make the experience the best it can be!

I have many years of experience in the hospital setting as an RN, I also have experience with home birth (I'm a home birth mom myself!) and as a doula. I'm very in touch with the local birth community and happy to share my knowledge! 

My goal is to mentor you and your partner and guide you in exploring your options to have the birth you desire! 

What will we learn?

This class focuses on evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy. 

We will cover:

  • Overcoming fears and anxieties

  • Stages of labor

  • Comfort measures

  • Interventions

  • Pain relief

  • Navigating the healthcare system

  • Communicating with healthcare staff

  • Knowing your rights

  • Labor rehearsal

  • Newborn procedures

  • Postpartum discussion

  • Baby care and breastfeeding intro


You and your partner will be confident walking into your birth!

To learn more about Evidence Based Birth® check out their website.

How does it work?

The EBB® Childbirth Class uses a unique blend of online lessons for you and your partner to watch at your own pace and interactive sessions with your instructor and classmates to discuss what you learned, ask questions, and practice skills. 

Registration Includes: 

  • 6 months access to the Online Parent Academy which includes a digital workbook, course video modules, a PDF library of EBB's Signature Articles, acupressure handouts, guided relaxations and more!

  • In-person introduction class to meet your classmates and get started with the course

  • Two sessions on Zoom in between Intro and final comfort measures class to meet and discuss weekly online modules

  • Comfort measures class to learn hands-on techniques to prepare you and your partner for birth 

  • In between each class session, there are fun videos and interesting articles for you to read to prepare for class sessions

  • Ongoing mentorship from your instructor during class and beyond for any questions you have!

Each registration is good for you and your partner.  Any additional support person (doula, etc.) is welcome to come with to the final comfort measures class! 

Upcoming Class Dates:

January 2022 Class

  • Sunday Jan. 23rd from 3-5 pm - In person

  • Thursday Feb. 3rd from 6-8 pm - Zoom

  • Thursday Feb. 10th from 6-8pm - Zoom

  • Sunday Feb. 27th from 3-5 pm - In person

March 2022 Class

  • Sunday March 13th from 3-5 pm - In person

  • Thursday March 24th from 6-8 pm - Zoom

  • Thursday March 31st from 6-8pm - Zoom

  • Sunday April 10th from 3-5 pm - In person

June 2022 Class

  • Sunday June 12th from 5-7 pm - In person

  • Thursday June 23rd from 6-8 pm - Zoom

  • Thursday June 30th from 6-8pm - Zoom

  • Sunday July 10th from 5-7 pm - In person

Please note: If any session dates do not work for you please reach out to me, we may be able to accommodate your needs, Zoom sessions can be recorded. 

Cost: $250

If you're interested in this class but unable to afford the cost, please reach out me at hello@thenurturey.com. We are happy to work with you to provide discounts to make this class accessible to anyone who wants to take it! 

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Lactation Support Group

WHEN:

Every 2nd Tuesday and Last Saturday
from 10AM-12PM @ The Nurturey, Marshall, MN

WHAT: 

Join us for a free support group in a relaxed and friendly environment where parents can share questions or concerns about breastfeeding and mothering.


Open to all pregnant and lactating parents - breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping or any combination

Children of all ages welcome to attend with you!

Find out more and Join our group on Facebook HERE. 

If you are interested in classes/events and would like more info, fill in the info on the CONTACT US page. We will let you know what classes we are offering and times available.