August Updates

It’s been quiet on my side lately because I’ve been planning for World Breastfeeding Week! Here’s an almost August update for upcoming classes and events from Nurturing Bonds.

Babies Are Born to Breastfeed: Second Annual World Breastfeeding Week Event

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It’s not too late to pre-register for the Big Latch On and join our fun event celebrating breastfeeding with the rest of the world! Help us beat a Global Big Latch On record this year! The record to beat is the record from 2016: 17,992 breastfeeding children, 17,852 breastfeeding women. The Big Latch On is very inclusive. If you are an exclusively pumping mother, if you use a supplemental nursing system, a nipple shield, or anything else to make breastfeeding work, please join us! If you are expecting and not breastfeeding a child yet, you are also welcome! Please come support us!

  • Pre-register NOW here. Please arrive by 10:15 to settle in and prepare for the latch! If you pre-register, we will have you review your information and sign in. If you don’t, that’s ok! You will fill out our registration form when you arrive and get settled in and ready.
  • Doors will open at 10 AM. The first 50 families that arrive will receive an awesome swag bag that was printed by Lettering Express.
  • There are at least 18 door prizes! Enter to win a Tula baby carrier, Baby Hawk baby carrier, a wrap convert ring sling, a Haakaa silicone pump, a spa basket with a complementary chiropractic exam and adjustment by Hackney Chiropractic, Usborne books, and more! Every adult will receive one ticket when you arrive that you may enter in to a drawing of your choosing.
  • Enjoy lunch with us (and bring a card/cash)! We will be having two incredible food trucks join us: Wicked Hangry and Cook’n It Up! Check out their menus on our Facebook event!
  • We will be having mini classes about breastfeeding and infant massage during the 12 o’clock hour.
  • We will be having two panel discussions. Come and ask your questions about getting breastfeeding off to a good start with midwives, doulas, and lactation. Our second discussion will be about local resources to support breastfeeding. Did you ever wonder how massage, chiropractic care, or speech therapy can assist a breastfeeding mother and baby? Learn about it here!
  • Join our Facebook event here to learn more details and to see the schedule of events! There may even be one more pre-event prize up for grabs that will include 5 extra tickets in to a door prize of your choice!

Upcoming Classes

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The Edmond Birthing Center
14901 N Kelley Ave Ste 102
Edmond, Oklahoma

Learn all about newborn and infant care. $10 for the whole family. This class is geared toward new parents, new siblings, new grandparents, and new babysitters that will be caring for infants. For more information see the description or register here. You can also register at the door.

BasicsclasswebsiteimageMonday, September 11 at
The Edmond Birthing Center
14901 N Kelley Ave Ste 102
Edmond, Oklahoma

Learn about the basics of breastfeeding and getting off to a good start. This class focuses on the first 4-6 weeks of breastfeeding. I recommend taking both classes. If you have breastfed before, and just need a refresher, the Beyond class may be a better fit for you. For more information see the description or register here.

I also offer this class privately if your baby is due to arrive before this or the time doesn’t work for you. Contact me for more details!

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Monday, September 18 at
The Edmond Birthing Center
14901 N Kelley Ave Ste 102
Edmond, Oklahoma

Review the basics of breastfeeding and learn more about pumping, expressing, going out with baby, and common concerns from 4-6 weeks and beyond through weaning. We will also discuss the readiness signs to begin solids. I recommend taking both classes. If you have breastfed before, and just need a refresher, the Beyond class may be a better fit for you. For more information see the description or register here.

I also offer this class privately if your baby is due to arrive before this or the time doesn’t work for you. Contact me for more details!

January Classes and Support Group

Happy New Year!!  Here are my class dates for January.  Registration is available on my website here.  More information about what is taught in the classes here.  Preregistration is required for all breastfeeding classes.

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Tuesday, January 10: 7-9 PM at Cardon Family Chiropractic in Mustang

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Tuesday, January 24: 7-9 at Cardon Family Chiropractic in Mustang

and TWO FREE mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group meetings:

Wednesday, January 4 at 6:30 PM.  This is a meeting for mothers and children not comfortable being away from mom (nursing children are always welcome).  Fathers are also welcome at our evening meetings.  Please bring some toys for your older children to be entertained.

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Friday, January 20 at 3:30 PM.  This is a meeting for mothers and children not comfortable being away from mom (nursing children are always welcome).  Please bring some toys for your older children to be entertained.

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August Breastfeeding Classes

Happy August!  Here are my class dates for my August breastfeeding classes.  Registration is available on my website here.  More information about what is taught in the classes here.

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Tuesday, August 9: 7-8:30 PM at Babies R Us in Oklahoma City

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Tuesday, August 23: 7-8:30 PM at Babies R Us in Oklahoma City

and a FREE mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group on Friday, August 19th at 4 PM.  This is a meeting for mothers and babies not comfortable being away from mom, nursing babies are always welcome.  You may want to bring toys to help keep your older children entertained while we chat.  Lending library available at the meeting.

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Synchronized Latch On in Oklahoma City

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The Big Latch On has strict rules about where an event can be hosted (Babies R Us isn’t allowed) so we decided that we will be doing a synchronized latch celebration during our Nurturing Bonds Breastfeeding Circle meeting.  Join us at 12:00 PM on Saturday for our meeting.  At 12:15 sharp whoever brought a nursing baby will be latching their babies on at the same time as a way to celebrate breastfeeding.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week Oklahoma!

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I will be hosting a World Breastfeeding Week celebration with Babies R Us in Oklahoma City on Saturday!  More details are available on my website (including a link to the Facebook event).  I will be posting about different events that will be going on throughout the main event over the next few days.  Help us celebrate and educate about breastfeeding in Oklahoma.