Breastfeeding

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Building E23, 385A
25 CARLETON ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

This 2-hour class covers many important aspects of breastfeeding such as:

  • how does breastfeeding work
  • advantages
  • getting off to a good start (what to do in the early hours and days with breastfeeding)
  • early days at home (support and trouble shooting)
  • typical newborn and infant feeding patterns
  • supplies and equipment (pumps, soothing supplies, nursing bras)
  • positioning baby at breast (latch and positions)
  • avoiding latch issues
  • pumping and returning to work or school
  • where to get help and more!

You will leave with contact information for on-going support, pumping and storing, and other handouts.

Cost covers 2 people (mom and support person).

"Breastmilk contains a type of antibody called secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) that provides passive immunity to the breastfed infant. This is especially helpful in the first few months of the baby’s life, when the baby’s immune system is still immature and not yet able to mount a response to common viruses." - Dr. Rosemarie Gordon, Pediatrician in MIT Medical's Primary Care.

Registration is required on our wellness class website. If you do not already have an account on this website, you'll need to create one. This workshop is free and open to the entire MIT community.

 

Event Type

Community Event

Events By Interest

Health/Wellness

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Website

https://wellness.gosignmeup.com/publi...

Department
Community Wellness
Contact Email

wellness@med.mit.edu

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