You are going to have a baby! After the baby is born you have to feed them within the first few hours of their life and then keep feeding them--A LOT.

When and how to do this is often harder than it looks. This class will help you feel fully prepared to nourish your baby in the early days of parenting.

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You and your baby were made to do this— but nursing does not always happen perfectly from the start. You can set your baby up for the best possible start by being prepared. After attending this class you will know exactly what you need for a successful start to feeding your baby.

You will better understand:

  • How and why your body makes breastmilk.
  • When your baby is hungry.
  • What to do if it hurts.
  • How to know you are making enough.
  • Explore your hopes and concerns around breastfeeding, and how to make confident parenting choices.
  • Be able to access key local and online resources to support your efforts.


You will relax and enjoy learning about the wonder of babies while you share food and tea with other expecting couples. The 2.5 hours will fly by as you seamlessly transition between lecture, group conversation, with lots of time for Q & A. You will learn how to get the support you need for a healthy beginning to nursing, and countless tips about feeding your baby that you don’t know to ask about.

Come learn from expert lactation consultant Catherine Fenner, who will lead an informative and meaningful class and be available for home lactation support if needed in the postpartum period.


Expecting families who wish to learn about breastfeeding. The fee includes the adults in your family, or you are welcome to bring a friend, family member, or attend class alone.



$75, Free for anyone who has also signed up for a Birthing From Within childbirth class. Scholarships available, email for details. 


All Group Classes will be facilitated online, via Zoom until further notice. You can log in using your phone, tablet, or computer and are welcome to join via video or audio. 


Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-9pm

Saturday, August 1, 10am-12:30pm

Saturday, August 29th, 10am-12pm

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-9pm

Saturday, October 24, 10am-12:30pm

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30-9:00pm





Want to get more for your money? Check out our Sweet Deals: You call see all of our classes and all of  our packages here. 

Start parenting with the information you need

Curious to learn more about the experience of a Nourishing Newborns breastfeeding class? Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:

When should I take this class?

This class is designed to be taken during your third trimester. You are welcome to take it earlier if it fits your schedule best. Please consider taking this course together with our Birthing from Within childbirth classes - check out our sweet package deals!

Can I come alone or does my partner need to attend too?

You are welcome to come alone or with your partner. If possible we encourage you both to come because when you are low on sleep having two brains with information about breastfeeding is better than one. And it will give you an opportunity to get on the same page when it comes to what is needed and what to do if there is any challenges. 

I have an toddler can I bring them to class?

No. This workshop is for grown-ups only. 

Does the course also cover tandem feeding for those with twins, or an older sibling who is breastfeeding?


Is the cost covered by insurance?

No, this class is not covered by insurance. We are happy to provide you with an invoice to submit for HSA perks.

Do you provide information on formula feeding and pumping?

This workshop is designed to help people to look for the signs and know when supplementation may be helpful but will not give guidelines or promote formula feeding. 

“My baby was not able to latch properly, and I was devastated. Catherine was wonderful, bringing hope, calm and her expertise to a hard situation. I would recommend her highly to any new parent.”

New Mom

“Catherine was the answer to turning around a desperate situation of pain and frustration right after giving birth. Her bedside manner was warm and caring, and she provided information and choices that were helpful and empowering. Our follow-up conversations were encouraging and supportive. I give Catherine five stars!…. thank you again!!!!”

New Mom