Central Virginia’s choice for the BEST classes you will find with certified, experienced, and caring instructors. VIP waiting lists are available for classes – Call 434.384.MAMA (6262) to register.
Bottle or breast? What is best for you and your baby? Nursing is not automatic, but a learned skill for mother and baby. Come learn more so you can make an informed choice. Mom and Dad attend! Parents receive the book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding with class registration, the book most women call their “Bible of breastfeeding”.
Two class series offered monthly, $50
** These classes are being scheduled based on interest on VIP list! Please call 434-384-MAMA to join a waiting list!
“One of the first pieces of advice I got from my sister when I found out that I was pregnant was, “Take a breastfeeding class.” After hearing hers, my other sister’s and many other women’s tales of woes and failure when it came to breastfeeding, I took her advice and signed up for the Breastfeeding class at Best Start. Jane was such a wonderful teacher that even my husband looked forward to attending class with me. Her thorough class covered everything from latch, troubleshooting problems, benefits of breastfeeding and so much more. The book provided in the class has been my go-to guide should any questions arise. The videos and illustrations that were shown opened my eyes to all that breastfeeding was meant to be, not only when you get home from the hospital with your baby, but from birth. Using what I learned in Jane’s breastfeeding class we were able to stun an entire room of doctors and nurses into silence as my five-minute-old son latched on with no difficulties or hesitation and comfortably nursed for over an hour. That breathtaking moment was the beginning of a beautiful breastfeeding relationship that is going strong months later and that I’m sure will continue for many more months to come. I would recommend this class to every mother.”Melody Lauer
“I am so grateful that I took the breastfeeding class at Best Start. I have been breastfeeding my baby for a month with no pain! I had tremendous pain with my first child. Learning how to position and latch him on correctly made all the difference.”Kim Davis
“I went back to work at 10 weeks post-partum and took the BF & W class a few weeks prior. It benefitted me by showing me ways to make pumping my milk easier and getting more milk. This class made the transition back to work easier because I had a better idea of what to expect and know my rights in the workplace. I recommend this class to others and still benefit from Best Start’s continuous breastfeeding support!”Taylor H.
Private Breastfeeding and Working Session
You CAN breastfeed you baby as long as you want to if you know the secrets! Come learn how mothers in ALL types of jobs are successful at combining breastfeeding and working. Baby attends with mom!
Class includes many strategies for mothers to maintain their milk supply and the many benefits of breastfeeding while separated from Baby part-time to over time. Also included in this informative class: Pumping skills, milk transportation and storage guidelines, important facts Moms will want to teach baby’s care giver so precious milk is not wasted and baby continues to love breastfeeding. Mothers will receive: Handouts, and a “Breastfeeding Snapshot”, all a $20 value. Mom nurses baby during the class and our Intensive Care Quality Scales tells how much baby takes during a feeding. This information is extremely helpful for Moms to be able to teach baby’s care givers appropriate amounts to feed when Mom is away.
One 2-Hour Class,Scheduled at Your Convenience, $45
** These classes are being scheduled based on interest on VIP list! Please call 434-384-MAMA to sign up!
“I wanted to thank Best Start for the back to work breastfeeding class that I took. I don’t know what I would of done without that class. When I would think about going back to work and pumping and did not think it was possible but Jane suggested her class and it was a godsend. I went back to work April 4th and here it is almost the first of August and I am still pumping. The class had all the information I need to allow me to still give my daughter what I wanted her to have and also be able to work full time. The most important thing I learned is to pump only when needed and at night and on weekends put that pump away and breastfeed as much as you can because that will keep up the process. Thanks Jane for everything. My baby has been so healthy.”Melissa B.
“The back to work class benefitted me by getting me familiar & comfortable with the pumping equipment. I knew wat to expect which made the pumping process easier. I encourage others new mothers to attend because they can interact with other mothers who were going back to work too and get a boost of confidence.”P.J. Pyrchla