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 "Infant Massage" is $50 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!
Infant massage may...
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
Looking forward to meeting you.
About the instructor...
Melanie is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2) and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ( CPMT). Melanie 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 is also a Registered Sick Children's Nurse in the United Kingdom.
Melanie has over 20 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing. Melanie 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.