Two women sitting on the loving room floor breastfeeding their infants

The Fourth Trimester

Feeding and Caring for Your Infant (and yourself)

An introduction to infant care and feeding, especially what to expect in the first hours, days, and weeks after birth. Infant feeding will be discussed to allow parents to make informed decisions regarding their feeding preferences. There will be a focus on breast/chest feeding and all questions on infant feeding choices are welcome.

  • Newborn procedures done during your time at the Childbirth Center
  • Calming infants: swaddling, sleep, etc.
  • Taking care of yourselves
  • Setting up reliable support systems
  • The first moments of feeding your baby after birth
  • The importance of a good latch/positioning
  • Creating milk volume/supply
  • Breastfeeding/chestfeeding duration and frequency

Please note: If you have signed up for any of the Basics of CBE and Relaxation for Birth Virtual classes, this class is the final class in that series.

2024 Schedule

An ideal one night class for first-time parents and experienced parents alike, with time for questions. Offered via Zoom.

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 pm | Fee: $55

  • February 13
  • April 2
  • May 21
  • July 9
  • August 27
  • October 15
  • November 10

To Register

Contact obgynmidwiferyprograms@cooleydickinson.org and include the date of the class for which you’d like to register. For more info, visit cooleydickinson.org/classes.

More free educational offerings from Cooley Dickinson ObGyn & Midwifery

For more info or to register for birthing classes and other pre- and post-natal parenting groups, click here or on the link or picture below.

Two pregnant women sitting on the floor with their partners.

Featured offering:

New Beginnings
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30 pm

A postpartum support and parenting group for folks in recovery from substance use.

Learn more about New Beginnings