First Days mom and baby program

Adding a little one to your life results in a lot of questions, from breastfeeding to postpartum recovery. To help you, we’ve designed a series of group lactation visits to answer your questions and more.

Learn along with other moms in a fun, caring environment. This also is an opportunity to check your baby's weight and get help with any latching issues. You may attend each class, or just those that your schedule allows.

The Fairview First Days program is offered at our Burnsville and Minneapolis locations. You can find more detailed information about what is offered at each session in the drop-downs below.

The Fairview First Days program in Burnsville is for moms of infants up to 8 weeks old. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, there will be lots of helpful information for you at every class. Sessions are led by midwife providers and a lactation consultant.

Session 1: Breastfeeding baby:
When: First Wednesday of the month
Breastfeeding support and education, including how to get a good latch, feeding schedules and milk supply.

Session 2: Baby Blues and Birth Stories
When: Second Wednesday of the month
How and why to write your birth story, baby clues and mental health support for postpartum and how to get sleep while breastfeeding your baby.

Session 3: Nutrition and Exercise
When: Third Wednesday of the month
Guidelines for healthy nutrition to nourish mom and establish a good milk supply, practice some fun exercises to help strengthen the abdomen and pelvic floor.

Session 4: Women’s Health
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Birth control while breastfeeding and beyond, intimacy after baby and answers to common questions.

Session 5: Special Speakers
On the months that have a fifth Wednesday, we will have special guest speakers that may include physical therapists, lactation consultants, mental health professionals and pediatricians.

The first and fifth sessions are free. Sessions 2-4 will be billed as postpartum and clinic visits, and may be covered by your insurance.

Sessions are held Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. at:
Fairview Ridges Specialty Care Center
14101 Fairview Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337
The Fairview First Days program in Minneapolis is for soon-to-be moms and moms of infants up to 8 weeks old. Sessions are led by providers and may include lactation consultants, midwives, nurse practitioners, or other clinic staff.

Session 1: Preparing for baby:
When: First Wednesday of the month
Preparing to breastfeed and what it means to give birth in a Baby-Friendly hospital.

Session 2: All about breastfeeding
When: Second Wednesday of the month
Breastfeeding support and education, including how to get a good latch, feeding schedules and milk supply.

Session 3: Pumping and newborn behavior
When: Third Wednesday of the month
Guidelines for pumping and storing breast milk, along with baby growth spurts and behavior cues.

Session 4: Newborn FAQs and mom's wellbeing
When: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Answers to newborn FAQs and information about exercise, abdominal muscles, sex, and mood after your baby arrives.

Reserve your spot

The first session, Preparing for Baby, is free. Sessions 2-4 are billed as a lactation visit and may be covered by your insurance. Reservations: 612-672-2450

Sessions are held Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon at:
Fairview Clinics – Riverside
606 24th Ave. S., Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55454