Breastfeeding Classes & Support Groups

breastfeeding support group meetingImproving the health and well-being for mothers, babies and families throughout the UC Davis community.

UC Davis is here to support mothers and families through breastfeeding education and information. Register below for upcoming courses and support groups.

Current Classes

Due to COVID-19, ALL classes/groups scheduled to meet in person will meet remotely until further notice.  All are welcome, regardless of campus affiliation, including Community members, to attend our classes and support groups. In addition, we are introducing a third monthly class which will be presented via Zoom and complement our regular class schedule.   


UC Davis

Download the current flyer for classes

Quarterly Classes: 

Get off to a good start and meet your breastfeeding goals after you return to work/school. Babies, partners and community members are welcome to attend.  Classes are taught by our Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Shirley German and will be available via Zoom, 12 p.m.—1:30 p.m.  Please RSVP by using the links next to each class listing below.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

  • November 12, 2020 - Register HERE
  • December 3, 2020 - Register HERE
  • February 11, 2021 - Register HERE
  • May 13, 2021 - Register HERE
  • June 24, 2021 - Register HERE

Continuing to Breastfeed When You Return to Work/School (helpful PDF on "Returning to Work")

  • October 22, 2020 - Register HERE
  • November 5, 2020 - Register HERE
  • December 10, 2020 - Register HERE
  • January 14, 2021 - Register HERE
  • February 25, 2021 - Register HERE
  • April 8, 2021 - Register HERE
  • May 27, 2021 - Register HERE

Feeding Transitions - This class addresses the what, when, why, and how to introduce the developmental shift of infant breastfeeding to solid foods, and the initiation of the weaning process.

  • October 8, 2020 - Register HERE
  • December 17, 2020 - Register HERE
  • January 28, 2021 - Register HERE
  • March 11, 2021 - Register HERE
  • April 22, 2021 - Register HERE
  • June 10, 2021 - Register HERE

Mother-to-Mother Monthly Support Groups:

Meet other moms, encourage and learn from each other, and get help resolving infant feeding difficulties.  Babies, partners and community members are welcome to attend.  You do not have to be breastfeeding to attend. No RSVP necessary.  These sessions will now be available on Zoom; 12 p.m.—1 p.m. Information on how to join the zoom will be sent to the Lactation Support Program listserv.

  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 15
  • February 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18

UC Davis Health

Download the current flyer for classes

Scheduled Classes:  

Classes are from 11:30-1:00. All classes will now be available through Zoom.  Please RSVP by using the links next to each class listing below.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

  • October 15, 2020 - Register HERE
  • January 21, 2021 - Register HERE
  • April 15, 2021 - Register HERE

Continuing to Breastfeed When You Return to Work/School (helpful PDF on "Returning to Work")

  • March 18, 2021 - Register HERE
  • June 17, 2021 - Register HERE

Feeding Transitions - This class addresses the what, when, why, and how to introduce the developmental shift of infant breastfeeding to solid foods, and the initiation of the weaning process.

  • November 19, 2020 - Register HERE
  • February 18, 2021 - Register HERE
  • May 20, 2021 - Register HERE

Weekly Community/Patient/Employee Support Group: This support group is currently meeting by zoom invitation, only. Please contact Debbie Albert (dgalbert@ucdavis.edu) for more information.  Meets each Thursday, from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at the Glassrock Building located 2521 Stockton Blvd. Room 7106, Sacramento, CA. This group is open to the community in addition to participants of the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program.

Breastfeeding and Baby Basics 

(fee-based class from UC Davis Health Nursing for patients and general community)  MORE INFORMATION


Zoom

Scheduled Classes:

Classes are from 12PM(noon)-1:30PM and offered exclusively through Zoom.  Please RSVP below.

Preparing for Breastfeeding

  • December 3, 2020 - Register HERE
  • February 11, 2021 - Register HERE
  • May 13, 2021 - Register HERE

Continuing to Breastfeed When You Return to Work/School (helpful PDF on "Returning to Work")

  • November 5, 2020 - Register HERE
  • December 10, 2020 - Register HERE
  • January 14, 2021 - Register HERE
  • April 8, 2021 - Register HERE

Feeding Transitions - This class addresses the what, when, why, and how to introduce the developmental shift of infant breastfeeding to solid foods, and the initiation of the weaning process.

  • October 8, 2020 - Register HERE
  • December 17, 2020 - Register HERE
  • March 11, 2021 - Register HERE
  • June 10, 2021- Register HERE