Baby Massage Class for Dads & Parenting Partners (Providence)

Ascension Providence Infant massage is a useful parenting tool and is great for bonding and fun too!

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 receive an email with a Google Meet prior to class.

The fee for Infant Massage is $50 per family. Breastfeeding Success offers financial assistance if your insurance carrier does not cover the cost of the class and you have documented need. Please call 512-808-0237 with any questions or for help with scheduling. We look forward to seeing you in class!


As an expectant or new Father or Partner Parent do you feel unsure about what to do with your new baby? Are you looking for ways to connect and bond? Do you want to feel more confident in your parenting abilities?

Join certified Infant Massage Instructor and Pediatric Massage Therapist, Melanie Wattles RN, for this class specifically designed for Fathers and Parenting Partners. During the class you will learn about the many benefits of infant massage, what oils to use, and LOTS of hands-on head-to-toe massage strokes and techniques. Massage is a great way to spend quality time with your baby. Massage can help you soothe, relax and calm your baby.

Some parents choose to take the class before the baby is born, using a doll for demonstration. Others use it as a fun, relaxing way to spend time with their baby.

Infant massage may...

  • Help your baby sleep deeper and longer
  • Provide relief from gassy spells
  • Help with colic
  • Increase muscle tone which is important for suckling skills
  • Provide relief from teething pain
  • Promote relaxation for both you and your baby
    and more...

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 and 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.
She is also a Registered Sick Children's Nurse in the United Kingdom, and has over 20 years of experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing.

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.

Melanie believes the deep emotional bonds formed in infancy through touch lay the foundation for a lifetime of love, trust, courage, dependability and faith.

If your class requires payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 3 business days prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.