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At our Parenting Center, families come together to connect and build friendships within a safe learning environment nurtured by our expert facilitators. This welcoming space within the Manny Cantor Center offers neighborhood families a true community, while providing support for the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of raising a family.


PARENTING CENTER PROGRAMS: 2019


NEWBORN CARE
Wednesdays | 9/25, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, & 12/4 | 6:30–9PM 

Find joy and humor in the care routines you create for your new baby, while building confidence in your ability and instinct. Topics include preparing your home for baby’s arrival, circumcision and umbilical cord care, bathing and dressing, as well as bottle and breastfeeding your baby. Your partner, Grandparent, or a supportive relative or friend is welcome to join!
Led by Andrea Syms-Brown

To sign up, please email your name (and partner’s name), address, and due date or age of your child to Adriana Delgado at parentingmcc@mannycantor.org.


BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION
Wednesdays | 9/18, 10/2, 10/23, 11/20, & 12/18 | 6:30–9PM

This class offers you real-life breastfeeding information and prepares you for the first month with your baby—the newborn period. Topics include various comfortable latch-on positions, how to tell if things are going well, and where to get help! Partners are warmly encouraged to attend.
Led by Andrea Syms-Brown.

To sign up, please email your name (and partner’s name), address, and due date or age of your child toAdriana Delgado at parentingmcc@mannycantor.org.


BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays | 8/6, 8/20, 9/18, 9/25, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, & 12/18 | 3:30–5:30PM 

This breastfeeding support circle is led by International board certified lactation consultant Andrea Syms-Brown, and will address everything from nipple pain to your baby’s weight gain. You’ll get reassurance and a customized plan to make breastfeeding more manageable – and enjoyable. We will have a milk intake scale on hand so you can find out exactly how much your baby gets during a feeding. Bring your concerns, a snack, extra blanket and a few diapers.

To sign up, please email your name (and partner’s name), address, and due date or age of your child to Adriana Delgado at parentingmcc@mannycantor.org.


FACILITATOR & INSTRUCTOR BIOS

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Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, is the founder of Baby in the Family bitfamseries.com—a series specializing in prenatal education and postpartum support. Her popular workshops have been hosted at various locations in the city for over a decade. Andrea provides individual postpartum lactation support in NYC and the tristate area and has most recently served as both President and Education Director of the New York Lactation Consultant Association.

 


 

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