Breastfeeding Basics

This class is offered alternately in-person or virtually with a live instructor.Mom breastfeeding her infant.

The prenatal breastfeeding class will help you understand the techniques and strategies needed to feel ready and confident to breastfeed your newborn. 

This class includes:

  • Orientation to successful breastfeeding
  • What to expect in the early weeks
  • Pumping and storage of breast milk 
  • Tips on dealing with breastfeeding challenges
  • How both partners can participate in feeding the baby

Both partners are encouraged to attend. It is recommended that this class be taken anytime in the last 2-3 months before your expected delivery date.

This class is offered both virtually with a live instructor and face-to-face. For virtual attendance, it is recommended that you have a baby doll or stuffed animal to allow for hands-on practice of skills.

Check out our class schedules below for all locations and for any questions please contact 336-713-MOMS or email

Parking and Directions

  1. We recommend entering Deck C from Cloverdale Avenue, next to the emergency room.

  2. Drive to purple level M to the reserved parking spaces for the mammography clinic, these are reserved in the evening for The Birth Center class participants.

  3. Walk through breezeway, check-in at kiosk, and complete Covid-19 screening. When you are asked reason for arrival choose “other.” Make a right at the information desk and immediate left toward “Main Hospital.”

  4. Follow the signs to “The Birth Center”
    Birth Center Parking Directions
  5. Once you enter the main hospital, make a right at “Fresh Inspirations Café.” The Birth Center classroom in on the right beside “The Mother’s Nursing Nook.”