Whether you are an individual seeking pathways to further your education or a breastfeeding mom looking for referrals, support and advice, we hope you feel at home at Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding.
If you are ready to take the first step in lactation education, consider taking the CLE Course. This three day intensive gives a great overview of lactation and is the first step to acquiring the Lactation Educator Certification (CLE).
On-going trainings offer opportunities for individuals to become Certified Lactation Educators through the CAPPA CLE Program.
Christy Jo, CAPPA CLE Faculty, regularly offers the course in California and Nevada, she also travels to locations where there is a group that desires the training. This quality training fulfills the US Core Competencies and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Requirements.
Check for current CAPPA CLE
training scheduled, or email BBB to inquire about on-site training.
Need the perfect gift? Give the gift of a Doula to an expecting woman in your life. Your daughter, sister, friend or coworker will all benefit from a loving, caregiver at her birth. A trained labor coach and support person eases anxiety and creates the environment for a more satisfying birth experience. Birth is a memorable event that deserves special attention. A birth attendant is trained to offer non-medical comfort measures, support and education during this special time.
Doulas offer support and companionship, even for planned C-sections. Contact Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding for an initial interview.
Postpartum doulas are equipped and prepared to "mother the mother." A postpartum doula allows a new mom to have support nearby while she builds confidence, merges into her role as mother and recovers from birth. Birth and Postpartum Doula Packages are available.
Find out how Christy Jo or a doula from her Doula Connect Program can support you or a loved one in birth.
Breastfeeding & Childbirth Classes
There is no better time to learn about breastfeeding and birth than during the prenatal period. Christy Jo Hendricks, is an International, Board-Certified, Lactation Consultant who teaches professionals how to instruct in breastfeeding and she could help you overcome any of your own obstacles. Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding offers English or Spanish childbirth and breastfeeding lasses in the privacy of your own home.
What is "Biological Nurturing" and how do you incorporate it postpartum? What should you know prenatally about breastfeeding? Is it necessary to prepare the nipples for breastfeeding? How do breasts produce milk?--Christy Jo will answer all your breastfeeding questions during private, weekly or Saturday classes.
Private Classes $95 per class
Learn the keys to birth and breastfeeding in the privacy of your own home. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours. Notebook and birth plan included in the first session (4 class series available).
Five Week Series $225
Return weekly to gain insights into birth, discuss birth options and practice laboring techniques. The six week series allows for ample time to ask questions, reinforce learning and practice between classes. Meet other couples preparing for their special delivery. Students are provided with a birth book and snacks. Nightly classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm.
Weekend Intensive $175
The Saturday course is effective for the individual who cannot commit to weekly meetings, but desires to learn the basics of birth. Students are provided with a birth book and snack.
Whether you need breastfeeding assistance, or want to become a Lactation Consultant yourself, we have resources for you.
If you are looking for advice on sitting for the IBCLC Exam, follow Christy Jo's blog where she highlights steps for becoming an IBCLC. If you are looking for information about the popular Grow Our Own Course, that Christy Jo developed, visit the "Professional Education" link.
Are you a pregnant or breastfeeding mom looking or support, education or assistance? For a complete list of Breastfeeding Clinics in Riverside and the surrounding areas, visit Lovingsupport.org, or if you are a Riverside County resident in need of immediate breastfeeding help, call toll-free in Riverside County 1.888.451.2499. If you prefer an in-home consultation, contact Christy Jo for availability or referrals. For general information about breastfeeding visit Breastfeeding Links.