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Infant Sleep

Newborn Sleep (0-3 mos): Setting the Foundations (2024)

Free

with Jenna Marion

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 29, 2024 at 12 pm
8 additional sessions through Jun 20, 2024

This newborn sleep shaping class is for pregnant persons at any gestation and new parents with babies up to 12 weeks. During this class parents will learn how to set the foundations in the newborn period for healthy infant sleep. Topics discussed will include what to expect in the fourth trimester, newborn soothing strategies, the science behind sleep, developmental milestones, how to create a sleep conducive environment, how to encourage independent sleep, how and when to stop swaddling and realistic expectations regarding night wakings and feedings.  We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regisitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions please contact Jenna Marion directly at jenna.marion@mainehealth.org.

Infant Sleep 101: Surviving the 4-Month Sleep Regression and Beyond

Free

with Jenna Marion

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2024 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2024

This 3-12 month infant sleep class is designed for parents who are struggling with getting through the 4-month sleep regression, which is a time of permanent change to baby's brain and sleep patterns and for parents who are still struggling with short naps and/or frequent night wakings. Topics discussed will include age appropriate, step-by-step sleep improvement methods for both naps and nighttime, how and when to drop night feeds to get longer stretches of sleep while maintaining breastmilk supply, step-by step strategies to implement independent sleep skills, and how to work through the 4 to 3 nap transition, how and when to drop down to two naps per day, as well as a phased approach to dropping down to one nap at 12+ months.   We will also discuss planning for going back to work and transitioning to daycare.

Non-birthing partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is currently offered virtually via Zoom.  After you are regsitered, you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in class.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Marion directly at jenna.marion@mainehealth.org.

 





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