The Lumos Series Part Two – Breastfeeding and Postpartum


If you’re not able to/interested in doing The Lumos Series in full and would like to do the breastfeeding and postpartum preparation portion only, this is the page for you!  While we fully encourage you to do the full series, we understand that sometimes scheduling/life gets in the way, and breaking up the series is what’s best.

Part TWO of The Lumos Series covers:

Preparing prenatally for infant feeding. The first hour for the breastfeeding baby. Expectations for normal feeding behavior over the course of the first month.  Building a support team. Partner support.  Intro to pumping, bottlefeeding, supplementing.

Hospital procedures for baby.  Typical newborn appearance and behavior. Infant soothing.  Intro to infant sleep expectations.  Safe sleep.

Prenatal planning for postpartum. Expectations for physical recovery.  Self-care.  Anticipating & problem-solving pp stressors.  Helping family/friends who want to help be truly helpful.  Staying connected and grounded post-baby.


There are two options for this class (both ~13hrs of education) – we teach a 2-day weekend version (with plenty of time for breaks and lunch built in), as well as a 2.5hr 5-week class series.

Upcoming classes:

Weekend series –

9a-5p Sat/Sun September 23 & 24
9a-5p Sat/Sun January 27 & 28

Weeknight series –

630-9p Wednesdays November 8 – December 13 (no class week of Thanksgiving)
630-9p Wednesdays February 7 – March 7

COST – $180   


Alli Ryan – a lover of forms and spreadsheets (we’re not kidding), an avid runner with her black lab, and great hugger and sympathetic crier, Alli went to her first birth at age 21 and started doing doula work professionally in 2009.

Lea Wolf – a photographer and enjoyer of board games and dog parks. She has been professionally immersed in the birth and baby world since 2004, and hit the milestone of 200+ births this past year.

Riley Huebsch – a Harry Potter fiend and a master at healthy baking; she started attending births in 2001 and has been professionally doula-ing since 2012.