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Infant feeding

NPE – Infant Feeding

Class topics for week 5:  Infant Feeding

Thrive After Birth

8-week New Parent Education Series

and Specialty Classes

Classes in the series:

Understanding your Newborn

Newborn Care

Infant Feeding

Soothing, Swaddling, & Alternative Health Care

Safe Sleep for Everyone

Thrive After Birth

Specialty classes:


I am Becoming a Big Sister/Brother

High-Risk Pregnancy/After Cesarean Care

I’m New to this Dad Thing

Week 5: Infant Feeding:

Hunger Cues

  • The frequency of eating
  • Cues to look for


  • Getting a good start
  • CDC breastfeeding report card
  • AAP recommendations
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • The Basics
  • Breastfeeding Positions
  • Baby LED attachment
  • Tips for breastfeeding
  • The Properties of breast-milk
  • Partner involvement
  • Fullness and engorgement
  • Lack of milk production
  • Sore nipples


  • Equipment
  • Proper storage
  • Milk sharing
  • Normal infant weight gain

Diapering/Feeding Logs

  • Tummy size
  • Important points
  • Some examples and resources


  • Feeding cow’s milk
  • Preparation
  • Temperature
  • Cleaning bottles
  • Feeding practices

Introducing solids

  • When to start
  • What to start with
  • Baby LED weaning

Gas and burping

  • Gasiness
  • Burping

More class offerings can be found at:


Local resources for breastfeeding can be found at:

Alica Fonder – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Some resources for breastfeeding can be found at:

La Leche League International

La Leche League USA

World Health Organization – Breastfeeding

ACOG – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Some resources for formula feeding can be found here:

Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula Guidelines

About Thrive After Birth:

Shannon Ward is originally from the beautiful state of Colorado however presently resides in Hartford South Dakota, about 12 miles outside of Sioux Falls. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University with an emphasis in Psychology.

Shannon began her journey to offer Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas postpartum support in 2017. She was able to travel to Colorado to attend a postpartum doula training with the wonderful Carolyn Butler of Doulawise in February of that year through the perinatal professional organization CAPPA. She has since taken a New Parent Educator training with CAPPA and has furthered her education as a Certified Becoming Us Facilitator as well!

It is Shannon’s passion to help you Parent with Confidence by offering Always Friendly, Never Force Parent and Baby Support!