Understanding Baby's Development

Understanding Baby's Development is a one-hour class created to help manage expecting or new parents concerns about the development of their bundle of joy. Executive Director of Empowered Family, Ashlin Blum, LISW-CP, BCBA, will provide information about what is typical child development, how to interpret information from your pediatrician, and what to do if development will affect the future of your child. Understanding Baby's Development is open to expectant, new and experienced parents. This class is free of charge. 
 

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Newborn 101

Newborn 101 is a class for all expectant parents.  During this hour, you will join Dr. Elizabeth Milliron, MD, IBCLC, Medical Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Charleston to learn everything you will need to know about the first few weeks after your baby has arrived.  If you have questions of what to expect or what you will need to welcome home baby this class is for you.  Newborn 101 will be offered the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm and is free of charge. 

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Prenatal Breastfeeding

If you are interested in Breastfeeding this class is for you.  A certified lactation consultant from the Breastfeeding Center of Charleston will guide you through this 1.5-hour class to learn the secrets to early success and how to best prepare for Breastfeeding.  Many topics will be discussed and there will be time for questions and answers.  We welcome any expectant parents with an interest in Breastfeeding to this class.  Prenatal Breastfeeding will typically be offered at our Mount Pleasant location on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5pm and at our Summerville location on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5pm and is free of charge. Please double check the calendar to confirm dates of classes.

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Your Body After Baby

Your Body After Baby is a one hour class designed to help new, expectant, or experienced mothers understand the changes that occur in her body post-partum.  Caitlin McCurdy-Robinson, PT, DPT, APTA, CAPP-OB Certified, Physical Therapist of Private Therapy Services will cover issues associated with abdominal and pelvic floor muscle weakness, hormone changes, and the strains of care-giving for your new baby.  Your Body after Baby is open to new, expectant, and experienced mothers and is free of charge. 

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The Mother's Circle

The Mother's Circle is a time set aside for mothers of newborns to infants up to 6 months of age to meet with other mothers and a Breastfeeding Center of Charleston Certified Lactation Consultant to discuss topics relevant to you and your baby.  Topics will be directed by the group in attendance and facilitated by the lactation consultant.  We expect topics to include feeding, sleeping, nursing, the highs and the lows of breastfeeding and so much more.  Our Lactation consultant will facilitate the conversation, but this is a time to come together with other mothers to bond over the new joys of parenting.  Depending on the topics please anticipate conversation for 1-1.5 hours.  The Mother's Circle is free of charge and will be offered at our Mount Pleasant Location on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:15 am and at our Summerville Location on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:00 pm. 

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Breastfeeding Nutrition

If you are a new or expectant mother, nutrition is important. As a nursing mother, it is especially important to get the extra nutrients you need for both you and your little one. In this class we will break down myths around and lay out your caloric and nutritional needs necessary for breastfeeding. We encourage pre-and post-natal mothers and their support person to attend.

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Starting Solids

Starting your baby on solids can be a daunting time for you. This class will explain introducing solid foods to your baby, including discussion on the different methods for feeding your baby. Join us for a fun, interactive introduction to solid foods.  We invite caregivers and children age 4 months and older to this class.

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