Location:Building 2, First Floor
Available At:NMCSD Hospital Facility
Breast Feeding Basics
This class is designed to help you learn the essentials of breastfeeding so that you can provide the best food possible for your baby: your own milk. You will learn how to position and attach your baby to make breastfeeding comfortable and enjoyable for both of you. You’ll learn how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, and how breastfeeding benefits you as well. You’ll also learn strategies to prevent or minimize common problems some women experience when they first start breastfeeding. Our goal is to give you the knowledge you need to learn how to breastfeed effectively and comfortably so you can enjoy this most rewarding and special time in you and your baby’s life.
When you attend this class, bring a doll or stuffed animal to practice positioning. You are welcome to bring a support partner.
We would like to congratulate you on your choice to breastfeed your baby and look forward to seeing you in class!
For class dates/time/location and to register please call the Warmline at 619.532.5261.
Warmline messages are returned within 24 hours. Consultants are available to return calls between 0800 to 1500 on Monday through Friday. If there is immediate concern for you or your baby, please call your healthcare provider.
Moms' Survival Training
This group format class is designed for women expecting a baby or babies. Topics discussed include preparing for and caring for a new baby, baby and child safety and other topics of interest to new parents. You will gain support from meeting other moms with the same concerns, and learn important infant care tips.
Upcoming class dates:
25 November 2014
23 December 2014
13 January 2015
10 February 2015
10 March 2015
14 April 2015
12 May 2015
9 June 2015
Class time is 0900 to 1500. Please call 619.532.6896 to register for one of the above dates.
Boot Camp for New Dads
This is a support group designed to provide, or refresh your parenting skills. This class is designed for active duty or dependent males whose partners are expecting babies. If you are about to become a new Dad, this course is for you!
28 October 2014
18 November 2014
9 December 2014
20 January 2015
24 February 2015
24 March 2015
28 April 2015
26 May 2015
23 June 2015
Class time is 0900 to 1300. Please call 619.532.6896 to register for one of the above dates.
This class is taught in a small group format and is designed to provide the 3-6 year old child with information and skills to help welcome their new sibling into their family. The class is designed to ease the anxiety an older child might face when mom goes to the hospital, and to help prepare them for the role of big brother or big sister. Age specific techniques are used, and the older sibling is taught how to interact with, and if appropriate, to help care for, a new baby. An age-appropriate video will help them learn about the changes that occur when a new baby comes home.
20 November 2014
18 December 2014
8 January 2015
12 February 2015
12 March 2015
9 April 2015
14 May 2015
11 June 2015
Class time is 1530 to 1630. Please call 619.532.6896 to register for one of the above dates.
Infant/Child CPR training
Identifying and caring for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children. This course is indispensable for parents and caregivers in frequent contact with infants and young children. This class is available to active duty and dependents ONLY (child care not available). Certification in CPR is not available in this class.
For class dates/location and to register please call 619.532.6912.