A Breastfeeding and Childbirth (ABC) Program
A Breastfeeding and Childbirth (ABC) Program provides education and support to families who are expecting a child or recently welcomed a new child into their life. During this exciting time, we offer prenatal classes led by certified specialists, covering topics from what to expect during labor and delivery to preparing to be a first-time mom or dad. After a new baby arrives, our Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants will support infant feeding and goals; clients can stop by Baby Café with questions, or just to weight their baby and get reassurance that all is going well – no appointment required.
To see the full listing of current ABC offerings, check out our calendar.
Breastfeeding and Childbirth Services:Baby Café Breastfeeding Education and Services
Breastfeeding Education: Expecting parents can visit the Baby Café to speak one-on-one with our IBCLCs, as well as other nursing moms, to ask any questions they may have. Parents will be encouraged to attend our Breastfeeding Basics class.
Baby Café Boutique
We offer a breast pump rental program featuring Medela Hospital grade pumps. For more information, call 813-673-4646. ext. 1127. Winner, 2013, Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Winner, 2013, Excellence in Community Breastfeeding Program, ILCA – International Lactation Consultants Association.
Boot Camp for New Dads/Moms
Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. We also offer combo Boot Camp classes with moms and moms-to-be.
Our Childbirth classes offer an introduction to labor and delivery, from writing a birth plan to the role of the partner or support person, as well as helpful community resources.
Newborn Care Class
You will help your baby feel safe and cared for by learning the optimal ways to diaper, bathe, dress and feed your baby, as well as strengthening the bond between you and your child.