Classes



Karissa's goal is to provide comprehensive and entertaining classes to engage Mothers and Partners. The journey to parenthood is a miraculous one, and her classes are empowering and enjoyable...with a little levity along the way! 
 
Karissa has had the opportunity to teach throughout the Triangle including in the hospital, birth center, OBGYN office and private settings.

 



Breastfeeding Basics, Private Class
$150
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is also a learned behavior. Our society rarely affords us the opportuity to observe breastfeeding prior to birthing our own babies. This is a private class. We will discuss your concerns, questions, and goals, and then will customize the curriculum accordingly. Topics typically covered:
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • How lactation works: from puberty to weaning
  • How birth impacts lactation
  • Normal newborn behavior including feeding cues.
  • What a good latch looks and feels like
  • It's not Ballet- Baby positioning
  • Infant intake and weight gain
 
Pumping 101, Private Class

$100
This class is designed for those who will be relying heavily on pumping. We will have a comprehensive conversation to identify goals and baby's needs. Topics typically covered:
  • Creating a pumping schedule
  • How to Pump (instruction)
  • Sizing flanges
  • Hands on pumping method
  • Hand expression
  • Milk Storage
  • Feeding Methods
 

Childbirth Classes
Karissa is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Instructor. Currently, she is teaching private in-home classes. Karissa offers comprehensive 12 hour courses as well as refresher workshops for seasoned parents. Please contact Karissa for futher details.