At Monarch, we believe in the best possible start for you and your baby. This begins even before you give birth.

What is involved in these classes?

Baby’s First Week: Parenting and Breastfeeding Workshop guides expecting parents through what to expect from delivery to the first couple of weeks at home with the newest member of the family.

This workshop will build confidence and realistic expectations for the breastfeeding process, and newborn care.

This hands on workshop is led by a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Topics include:

  • 1st 24 hours for mom and baby
  • What to expect at 48hrs postpartum
  • What to expect at home with the newborn
  • Breastfeeding basics (hunger cues, latching on, feeding positions, and hand expression)
  • How to deal with breastfeeding challenges (sleepy baby, engorgement, and sore nipples)
  • Jaundice
  • Newborn bath and diapering
  • Self care
  • Safe sleep
  • Resources and where to go for help

Who should attend these classes?

This class should be attended in your third trimester. Mothers are encouraged to bring a support person with them.

When are these classes offered?

Class is offered the first Tuesday of every month from 530pm for about 2 hours.

Where is this class located?

Monarch West: 152 Cleopatra Drive in the Harmony Health building


$45 per family plus applicable taxes

To register:

Registration and payment are required in advance over the phone or in person 613-627-0795