We’re here to help
As part of your team, we want to do everything we can to help care for your new baby. That’s why we offer both prenatal and breastfeeding classes. We invite you to learn more about the classes and sign up for one below.
In addition to our classes, we also created a How to Breastfeed Succesfully guide. Our guide helps new parents understand the benefits of breastfeeding, provides recommendations on how to establish breastfeeding, gives answers to frequently asked questions and offers suggestions for handling common issues. We invite you to download a copy of the breastfeeding guide here.
Congratulations on your new baby!
At Suburban Pediatrics, we believe breastfeeding is important, and we want to help make it as easy as possible for you. Our support of breastfeeding aligns with the Baby-Friendly Initiative and Breastfeeding Guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Our breastfeeding class is designed to specifically address issues that commonly arise after you leave the hospital. Eileen Bens and Shari Kehres, two of our Nurse Practitioners, lead the class. They are certified through the Internal Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and are recertified by exam every 5 years.
Classes include topics such as:
- The advantages of breastfeeding
- The stages of lactation and what to expect
- Common breastfeeding questions or issues and their solutions
- Effective latching
Breastfeeding is usually a positive experience that goes smoothly with few or no problems. Our lactation specialists are available for in-office consultations when needed.
Sign up for our next breastfeeding class
Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy, and we look forward to meeting you and your family!
Our prenatal class, led by one of our Nurse Practitioners, is offered to help anticipate your needs as a new parent. We cover an overview of Suburban Pediatrics providers – both pediatricians and nurse practitioners in the practice – and include an opportunity to meet one of our pediatricians and discuss any issues or concerns.
We will review office policies, including office hours, telephone calls, after-hour calls and the patient portal to access your child's medical records.
We will also discuss basic newborn care, including the recommended schedule of baby visits and immunizations. Suburban Pediatrics follows the recommended immunization schedule as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Center for Disease Control.