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Special Addition

VIRTUAL Breastfeeding Basics Class


Prepare for breastfeeding your baby with a Breastfeeding Basics Class at Special Addition!   

All of our Breastfeeding Basics Classes are being presented virtually.   Please register for the date you would like, and our instructor will contact you with the details for joining the class.  You will still be able to ask questions of our instructor - just as though you were sitting in our classroom!

Together we will help prepare you for that new arrival!  

  • 1 Single Session
  • Wednesday   
  • 6:30 - 9:00 pm CT 
  • TeleHealth Virtual Classes
  • Cost per 2 parents: $50

Registrations must be made 48 hours in advance.     

The Breastfeeding Basics Class at Special Addition will tell you what you don't know that you don't know!   Most moms spend many hours reading about and preparing for the birth of their babies, but it's also extremely important to prepare for feeding your baby.   Reliable information is an important tool for the job that is totally a mom's job - of course, with your cheerleading support team behind you.   Special Addition's Breastfeeding Basics Classes will prepare you with current and relevant information for getting off to the best start in breastfeeding your baby.  

In order to accommodate everyone wishing to register for this class, cancellation must be done 24 hours prior to the class date.  We accept FSA & HSA cards.   Some insurance providers may reimburse for this class.  

    • Why breastfeed?
    • How to get started
    • The process of milk production
    • What to expect the first week? The first month?
    • Possible problems
    • Breastfeeding positioning with the use of dolls
    • Instructions and video on the correct latch
    • Breastpumps and other tools
    • Things to avoid for getting the best start


    Susan Nelson, IBCLC, RLC

    After obtaining her MS in Computer Science and later breastfeeding her own two children, Susan decided in 2008 that she would prefer working with mothers and babies more than with computers.  She then set out on the long educational pathway to become certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).   In addition to seeing lactation clients in her office or in the client’s home, Susan currently teaches Returning to Work Classes at Special Addition  Another specialized area that Susan enjoys is working with adoptive families for inducing lactation as well offering Lactation Professional Training for nursing and other professions.  Susan also has been a volunteer leader for La Leche League support groups for many years.

    When not working with moms and babies in consultations or teaching classes at Special Addition, Susan enjoys time with her husband in dance classes and caring for her two home babies (her cats) while attempting to get away to visit her two grown children (both of whom were breastfed) – one living in Europe and one in Illinois.  In her free time, she also enjoys Sudoko!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Sophie Elsner
    Informative & Approachable

    Class was great. We learned more new information than I thought possible in 2.5 hours and had all our questions answered. Would recommend that anyone new to breastfeeding take a class with Susan.