Online breastfeeding class Basics of

This virtual breastfeeding course will answer all the questions my clients regularly ask, so you can feel prepared and confident about feeding your baby.

Check out some clips from the class:

Baby latched on in the cradle position

Class overview

Your friends have a range of chestfeeding or breastfeeding stories from It was easy, to It was the hardest thing I have ever done.

If you're pregnant or newly postpartum and trying to work through all the options and advice that is out there, I made this class for you! It's designed to give you the most important information and techniques you need to meet your own personal goals around feeding and caring for your baby.

Parent feeding baby with grandparent looking on lovingly

There are 10 lessons and accompanying resources that will give you a window into a one-on-one prenatal consultation with a lactation consultant. I will give you the information you need to calmly navigate common issues that arise after your baby is born. We'll cover how to resolve nipple pain, increase your milk supply, establish a pumping schedule, and know if your baby is getting enough milk.

I've organized the class so that it is engaging to watch prenatally and so that you can also come back to subjects as they come up after your baby is born. And if you still have unanswered questions after completing the class, you can book an additional, discounted 20 min Q&A appointment.

Who is this class for?

  • Anyone who knows they want to breastfeed or chestfeed or pump for their baby.
  • Families who have had their babies and have a ton of questions but don’t need or can't access a full lactation consultation.
  • Anyone thinking about how they want to feed their baby.
  • LGBTQIA+ families: this is a generalized course that doesn't focus on issues that are specific to the queer community, but I use inclusive language throughout. Look for more queer-focused content soon!

Introductory video

Check out the introductory video for the course to see what you'll learn!

The curriculum

During the course of the curriculum I will be answering the many questions that all my clients tend to ask me. I will also add any extra information that, as a lactation consultant, I believe is important for you to know. These are the subjects that will be covered:

  • Breastfeeding parent and child

    How to prepare for breastfeeding or chestfeeding

  • Baby in swaddle

    When to know when your baby is hungry or full and when they need to be fed

  • Face sticking tongue out eyes closed

    What to do when things don’t go to plan, including addressing tongue tie & other anatomical issues

  • Breastpump

    When and how to pump to optimize your supply

  • Wineglass and fork

    What’s safe to eat and what medication is safe while breastfeeding or chestfeeding

  • Checklist

    Making a feeding plan, managing your expectations, and knowing how to adapt

  • Baby bottle

    When to supplement, and when formula or donor milk might be the best for your family

  • Telephone

    Outside resources and when to call for more support

Course details

  • 10 lessons
  • 60 min
  • $ 49

Online prenatal lactation education is an effective way to learn evidence-based information, which research shows improves breastfeeding and chestfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration.

Purchasing this course gives you access to:

  • All videos with closed-caption content
  • Audio-only files & full transcripts for each video
  • Lesson-specific resources, including printable handouts, exercises, and extra reading
  • The ability to book a follow-up 20 min appointment for any specific, unanswered questions you may have

Class sales and access to the curriculum are managed through the Thinkific platform, and subject to the associated privacy policy. Woven does not store or divulge any of your personal or financial information.

Disclaimer: This class is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About the instructor

Laura is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and postpartum doula. She has worked with countless families to support them in feeding their babies during the postpartum period.

Basics of breastfeeding & chestfeeding is a class she has been wanting to offer for a long time. It gives her an opportunity to provide answers to her clients' most commonly asked questions. She hopes to be able to provide more families with the information and strategies they need for breastfeeding and chestfeeding success.

Headshot of Laura


Should my partner or other support person attend breastfeeding/chestfeeding classes?

Yes! Getting all the support people on the same page before the baby arrives can really help to meet your goals, as you are all working towards the same things. It also means that you have someone else there to remember the information with you. So when you are all very tired, you have a better chance of remembering what to do—or at least to revisit these resources!

When to take a breastfeeding class or chestfeeding class? Should I take a breastfeeding class before birth?

I usually recommend people start thinking about taking a class before the 35 week mark of their pregnancy, but really anytime between 20 weeks and 4 months postpartum can work. You don’t want it to be so far ahead of time that you forget when your baby arrives; and you don’t want baby to arrive earlier than expected and not have gotten around to it! Taking an online breastfeeding class is also great for right after the baby is born. Especially this class, as it’s organized into common questions: you can jump to the questions you have right away.

Are breastfeeding classes covered by insurance?

Yes, and no. It depends greatly on which class you take. Often classes offered by your local hospital are covered, sometimes with a co-pay or percentage. I keep my classes super affordable because I want everyone to be able to have this information. If the cost is still prohibitive for you please email me.

What to expect at a breastfeeding class or chestfeeding class?

Expect to be given the basic info you need to feel confident with all the normal occurrences after a baby is born and what you need to do to keep your baby well fed. This is a basics class, so when more complicated issues arise you will likely need the support of an experienced lactation consultant. The class includes a coupon for a discounted 20 min Q&A appointment, but you can always book a full consult with me or another lactation consultant.