This is a free event and open to all mothers in the community. Best Start Birth Center is committed to ensuring 100% of all babies are breastfed! Please join us whether you are in need of support or have experience to share. Spend time with other moms and learn from experienced breastfeeding mothers. Find out how much milk your baby is getting with pre- and post-feed weight. Bring your questions about anything having to do with breastfeeding and/or being a mom. The ideal time to begin attending is during pregnancy, because the information received in advance may prove vital to a mother when her baby arrives. A lactation educator provides practical breastfeeding suggestions as well as hands on help. Mothers participate in informational discussion of breastfeeding concerns, including the advantages of breastfeeding, overcoming difficulties, nutrition, and weaning. Please call the front desk for class days/times or view the class calendar on our webiste. *Individual support counseling resources available (call for more info).
Postpartum Support Group open to all mothers in the community for birth up to one year. Postpartum support group is focused on motherhood and the issues presented by the moms. After each mom has shared (if time permits), there is a topic for general discussion: an article, a news story, or information or a speaker on a specific topic. These topics could include: sleep, crying and soothing, cloth diapering, the fourth trimester, baby wearing, loneliness and isolation, self care, relaxation techniques, sharing of birth stories, stress management, communication with loved ones, and expectations of motherhood. Please call the front desk for class days/times or view the class calendar on our website. *Individual support counseling resources available (call for more info).
Best Start offers Nutritional Counseling Services, and Psychosocial Counseling Services