2-week class or 1-day express class focuses on the postpartum period, newborn care and breast-feeding.
CLASS 1: Tips for New Parents-1/2 of this class is devoted to discussion about the immediate postpartum period and the family; care of the mother, suggestions for coping during the first few weeks at home when to call the health care provider will be emphasized. The other 1/2 of the class is a celebration of the amazing newborn, with a focus toward introducing parents to appearance, behavior, bathing, diapering, dressing, comforting, feeding and safety issues.
CLASS 2: Breastfeeding Basics-is designed to help manage breastfeeding for the first few weeks at home. An overview and information about benefits of breastfeeding are discussed. North Kansas City Hospital is an official Medela pump station and a North Kansas City Hospital lactation consultant can answer your questions and provide information about pump rental/sales and breastfeeding supplies. A guided tour of the maternity units is included, if desired. Registration is required. We recommend that you complete this class by the time you are at 37 weeks gestation.