Breastfeeding Success is pleased to announce that "Infant Massage" will be offered as a virtual live class during the times and dates listed below. We believe that during this time of social distancing it is imperative that parents are able to establish and maintain community support. Participants will be contacted with a Google Meet invite prior to class. Registration is still open.
The fee for this series is $100 per family. Breastfeeding Success offers sliding scale pricing to any family in need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!
- Help your baby sleep deeper and longer
- Provide relief from colic or gassy spells
- Increase muscle tone (important for suckling skills)
- Provide relief from teething pains
- Promote relaxation for both you and your baby
This class is a three part series in infant massage with each class being topic driven in an essential foundation of infant comfort. Each class is 60 minutes long.
- Class 1-Relaxation and Sleep
- Class 2- Suckling skills and Tone
- Class 3-Digestion and colic relief
About the instructor...
Melanie is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2) and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ( CPMT). She received her CIMI certification through the International Association of Infant Massage in 2001. She updated her skills in January 2014 and received her CIMI2 Certification through WINC Without Borders (World Institute for Nurturing Communication).Melanie was trained by Tina Allen and received her CPMT through the Liddle Kidz Foundation in June 2016.
Melanie has over 20 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing. She is infant / child CPR certified.
Melanie's personal philosophy is to promote Infant / child massage to facilitate bonding and to enable all parents, babies and children to experience the many benefits of massage.
Cross cultural studies show that in societies where babies are rocked, massaged and breast fed, they tend to develop into adults that express compassion and caring rather than violence and aggression. Melanie believes the deep emotional bonds formed in infancy through touch lay the foundation for a lifetime of love, trust, courage, dependability and faith.
Melanie has worked as a Parent Educator for Seton / Ascension Health teaching prenatal infant massage.
Other Dates and Times
March 10, 2021
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.