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Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

All classes are virtual on Zoom.

Congratulations! You are expecting a baby and it is an exciting time. The members of our Childbirth Education team at Flagstaff Medical Center are here to help you and your family prepare for this experience. We offer a variety of classes and services to give you the information and assistance you will need for birth and beyond. Classes are taught by Labor and Delivery nurses and certified and specially trained healthcare professionals. Early registration is recommended, as classes fill up quickly.

Course Description

Get a head start on successful breastfeeding before your new baby arrives. Topics include initiating breastfeeding; techniques and positions; selecting the correct breast pump and supplies for your needs; correct breast milk storage; problem solving; and day-to-day management. Partners are encouraged to attend.

You will need to bring the following items to class: two pillows, a doll or stuffed animal, and a pen and paper to take notes.  You will also need a refillable water bottle to use throughout the evening. Feel free to bring some snacks for you and your partner. Be sure to wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.

Please try to log in to the Zoom meeting 10 minutes early so that you have time to get settled in, as class begins promptly at 6:30 PM.

Breastfeeding Basics was a great class. I learned so much about what to expect and how to manage breastfeeding once I return to work. I highly recommend this class to all mothers who will be breastfeeding for the first time - Class participant

2021 Class Dates:

Wednesday class from 6:30p-8:30p​​

  • January 20th

  • February 17th

  • April 7th

  • May 19th

  • June 16th

  • July 21st

  • August 18th

  • October 6th

  • November 17th

  • December 15th


Registration and payment for classes can be made online by creating an account through our Learning Management System at:

Non-employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the registration site by following this link, NAH Learning Management System (LMS) for community members

Employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the NAH Colleague Portal, NAHLink.com.

Once logged into LMS, select "Search" at the top of the screen, select "Classroom" under the course type criteria and then enter the class name in the search box. This will provide a list of available class dates.

You may also contact the Childbirth Education office at Heather Ashby (heather.ashby2@nahealth.com). If paying by check or money order, please make payable to  Northern Arizona Healthcare– Childbirth Education.

Important information

Gift certificates and NAH employee discounts are available.

FMC now offers an income-based sliding scale, which is applicable to all courses and course package fees. If you are interested in applying for the sliding scale, please check the box regarding sliding scale on the registration form. You will need to verify household size and income.

For more information on our sliding scale or additional class fee discounts, please contact Heather Ashby (heather.ashby2@nahealth.com).

Cancellation policy

If you do not notify the CBE office at least 24 hours before the date of the class of your inability to attend and you do not show up for class, no reimbursement will be issued.

Additional information

After online registration, you will receive an email from the Childbirth Education office to confirming receipt of your registration. If you do not receive registration materials within 48 hours of your scheduled class, please contact the Childbirth Education office at Heather Ashby (heather.ashby2@nahealth.com). Please include your email address and current phone number in any messages to ensure accurate delivery of your registration information.

If you would like to register for a class less than 24 hours before it is scheduled, please contact the Childbirth Education office before registering online to confirm that there are still seats available. Classes tend to fill quickly.

If a class is posted as FULL and you are interested in registering for that class, please contact the Childbirth Education office at Heather Ashby (heather.ashby2@nahealth.com). You will be placed on the waiting list. You will be notified by phone if there is a cancellation and seats become available for you and your partner.

If your class is canceled due to severe weather conditions, the Childbirth Education office will notify you by phone. 

Occasionally, a class may need to be canceled due to low registration. If this occurs, you will be contacted by phone and other scheduling arrangements will be made. If desired, a reimbursement can be issued.

Class Employee cost Non-employee cost
Breastfeeding Basics $20 $25
Preparing for Birth Package $96 $120
Baby and Parent Care Package $60 $75
Labor Basics Package $92 $115

The Labor Basics Package includes Labor Basics; Breastfeeding Basics; Newborn Baby Care and Infant Massage; Boot Camp for New Dads; and Parenting 101. That is a $25 savings.

The Preparing for Birth Package includes: Preparing for Birth three-week series; Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Baby Care and Infant Massage, Parenting 101, and Boot Camp for New Dads. That is a $25 savings.

The Baby and Parent Care Package includes: Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Baby Care and Infant Massage, Parenting 101, Family and Friends CPR and First Aid for Infants and Boot Camp for New Dads.

Please note: Online registration is NOT available for packages. Please call the Childbirth Education office at 480-458-7042 to sign up today.