Classes

My group classes are currently on hiatus; a virtual prenatal or pumping consult is a great way to get the information I share in those classes, and it’s individualized just for you!

All classes taught by Rebecca Costello, IBCLC, MPH, an experienced lactation consultant and educator with 10 years of experience supporting families. Read more about my background here! Questions? Get in touch here.

Get Pumped!

Going back to work or school? Or just want to figure out how to fit some pumping and bottle feeding into life with a baby? You’ll love this class. See full description

Feed Me!

All the basics of nursing your newborn and getting off to a confident start. Learn how to prevent common problems before they even start. See full description

Get Pumped!

Going back to work or school? Or just want to figure out how to fit some pumping and bottle feeding into life with a baby? This class has it all!

  • How to find the best pump your insurance offers (and why it may take a little research)
  • The most painless ways to get your “freezer stash” going
  • Don’t overdo it: how much milk your baby ACTUALLY needs
  • How to build pumping into YOUR schedule, at home and away
  • Putting the pieces together: how to assemble your pump
  • Getting the most milk out each time you pump
  • Properly fit flanges to maximize milk and prevent pain
  • Choosing and using a bottle so baby keeps latching well
  • How to safely handle, store, and warm up your milk
  • Choosing milk storage options that work for you
  • Cleaning your pump: when you can take a shortcut, when you can’t
  • And more!

This class has lots of time for questions, so we cover anything that comes to mind. Get your questions ready!

NOTES:

** You do NOT need a pump to take this class – I will get hands-on with demo pumps so you can see how they work.

** Wondering when to take the class? Ideally during pregnancy or the in the first 1-2 months after birth. However, if your baby is older and/or you’re already back to work, you will still get useful information out of this class! Feel free to contact me with questions about whether you should enroll.

** Your partner/support person is strongly encouraged to join in for the class. We will be discussing bottle feeding, milk storage and handling, and other topics they’ll definitely want to know about. If your support person cannot make it, that’s okay! You will get handouts to bring home and review with them.

Feed Me!

All the basics of nursing your newborn, including:

  • Getting feeding off to a great start
  • How to position and latch your baby so it’s comfortable for both you
  • How milk production works and how to maximize yours
  • Reading the signs of when your baby’s hungry and when they’re full
  • How to know they’re getting enough milk, and what to do if you’re concerned
  • All the ways support people can help
  • Preventing common problems like pain and plugged ducts
  • When to reach out for help – before little problems become big ones
  • And more!

** Wondering when to take the class? Ideally in the second or third trimester of pregnancy – but I have had people take it once their baby has arrived and still find it useful. Feel free to contact me with questions about whether you should enroll.

** Your partner/support person is strongly encouraged to join in for the class. We will be discussing how they can help, ways your baby will be communicating with you, and how to know what’s normal. If your support person cannot make it, that’s okay! You will get handouts to bring home and review with them.