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After Baby is Born

These classes provide support for new parents including postnatal yoga, breastfeeding information, helpful hints for happy babies, and more.

Newborn Behavior and Feeding

Taken after you deliver, this class with your new baby provides postpartum support for new parents and provides information on newborn behavior in the first few weeks of your infant’s life. The class includes feeding cues for breast and bottle feeding, infant sleep patterns, comforting a crying infant, information about returning to work, continued support for breastfeeding moms, pumping techniques, and storage of breast milk.

Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm

2016 Schedule

Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13

2017 Schedule

Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, April 11, May 16, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Location: Lundy Board Room, Wesson Building, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Cost: Included in the Preparation for Childbirth and Childbirth Education Express classes. Also included in the fee for Prenatal Breastfeeding.

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.

It Takes a Village, New Parent’s Gatherings

Have a new baby in your life? Join us at a new parent’s play group.

Enjoy meeting families and share with one another the joys and trials of being a parent and build your “village”. This group is recommended for parents of children who are not yet walking. The group is facilitated by a Baystate Parent Educator and Baby Behaviorist.

Cost: Free

Thursdays, 10-11am
Greenwood Center
231 Maple St., Longmeadow

For more information, please call 413-794-5515

Gathering for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

If you are a pregnant, breastfeeding or pumping mother please join us at our breastfeeding gatherings. You will have the opportunity to ask one of the Baystate Medical Center’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants your questions and get some tips and advice on breastfeeding. 

You will also have fun talking with the other mothers and making new friends! An infant scale is available for those who would like to weigh their baby between pediatrician visits.

Cost: Free

Every Wednesday, 1-2pm
Wesson Woman’s Ground floor
759 Chestnut St., Springfield

For more information, please call 413-794-2229

Mother to Mother, Support for Women

If you are a mother, join us in a safe, confidential space where woman come together and speak the truth about womanhood. Talk with other women about the adjustment to motherhood, balancing day to day self and family care, or the struggles of raising a family in today’s world. Come to a place where you can feel heard, nurtured, understood and validated. Babies in arms are welcome. Run by trained MotherWoman facilitators.

MotherWoman Website for more information:

Cost: Free

Fridays 12:30-2pm
Baystate Medical Center
2nd floor parents waiting area, Wesson Women's, Springfield

For more information, please call 413-794-5515

It Takes a Village: Parents of Toddlers Support Group

This group meets in a fun, child friendly environment and is open to all parents of toddlers who are interested in discussing potty training, setting limits, temper tantrums, new sibling adjustment and more.

Schedule: Thursdays at 11am-12pm at the Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow. Tuesdays at 6pm at the Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke- BRL Conference Room

Cost: Free

Registration and more information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday.