Learn how to care for a newborn with calm & confidence.
Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to thrive postpartum.
Discover practical tips and insights from experts in baby care.
Connect with a dynamic group of new mothers just like you.
Get Support From A Stanford-Trained Holistic Pediatrician, A Certified Nurse Midwife, Firefighter Paramedics, and Mama Natural Herself!
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and mom of three.
When my baby came, I was over the moon with joy.
Like you, I’d read all the baby care books. I used to babysit. I’d had numerous long talks with my mom. I’d studied my friends with kids. And I knew I had a maternal instinct to guide me.
I told myself:
But it quickly dawned on me that it didn’t matter how many baby books I’d read, how many long chats I’d had with my mom and friends, I had no idea what I was actually doing.
I’d been so focused on the birthing event that I hadn’t realized what life with a newborn would *actually* be like.
As a result, this sacred postpartum period can be a very lonely, confusing, and heart-wrenching time for mamas.
While many of us are more isolated than generations past, we can still be part of an incredible and supportive group.
That’s why I built the Mama Natural Baby Care Course.
My goal is to arm you with the knowledge you need to feel comforted and in control of your postpartum journey!
From getting that first breastfeeding latch correct, to knowing if your baby just has a sniffle or something more serious, we will be guiding you each step of the way.
I don’t want any new parent to feel this way. Instead, I want to help you step into your role as mama or papa with confidence. You can do this!
And we’ll show you how in our new Baby Care Course.
This course has been years in the making (my oldest is 9!), and I’m so proud of all the resources and invaluable support we can offer you.
It’s pediatrician- midwife- and lactation consultant-approved.
Imagine having access to a team of expert health professionals in your home, whenever you need them, as you raise your newborn.
That’s what you’ll have in this program.
Meet your host Genevieve Howland
Hello there! I’m Genevieve, bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth and creator of MamaNatural.com, the most popular natural pregnancy and parenting site.
For years, I’ve helped thousands of mamas have their best, most natural birth through The Mama Natural Birth Course.
Now that I’m the mama of three precious children, I’m on a mission to help other parents navigate the roller coaster ride of postpartum and move from surviving to THRIVING!
Meet holistic pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song
Hi! I’m Dr. Elisa Song, a holistic pediatrician and mama of two.
In my holistic pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, I have helped thousands of parents and kids navigate developmental and health concerns from a natural lens. I use an integrative pediatric approach to teach parents how to heal their children from the inside out.
I’m so excited to share my decades of knowledge as a holistic pediatrician and mama with you in a fun and informative way—even if you can’t visit my office in person.
Meet your Lactation Consultant, Midwife Maura Winkler
Hello, I’m Maura Winkler, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Registered Nurse (RN), and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I’m also a mom and a wife!
I’ve supported hundreds of women and their families through all types of labor and birth experiences, both in and out of hospital settings. Support that goes well beyond the “delivery room” through my work as a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and Breastfeeding USA Counselor.
I look forward to giving you the practical, evidence-based tools you need to begin your journey in parenthood.
Unlike some training programs that just focus on first aid, this is a comprehensive class on everyday care for your precious new baby. Over the span of 13 sections, we’ll hold your hand through all of the challenges you’ll face as a new parent.
We dig deep into baby’s eating habits, answering common questions like: Why won’t my baby latch? Is baby getting enough to eat? When should I introduce a bottle? Is there anything I can do to boost my supply?
The average parent loses 109 minutes of sleep every night. It’s no wonder this is one of the hardest parts about having a baby! In this section, we’ll focus on proper swaddling techniques, sleep safety, how to get a fussy baby to sleep, plus strategies to create a good sleep routine.
Learn how to change a diaper properly— you'd be surprised how many of us get it wrong! Plus, find the answers to questions like: Why is baby’s poop yellow? If the stool is always liquid, how will I know if my baby has diarrhea? What should my baby's poop look like if he drinks formula? Bet you never thought you’d be so interested in poop! Plus, we demystify cloth diapering and give you tips to kick diaper rash.
What do you do when you’re baby just. won’t. stop. crying. It’s heartbreaking and maddening all at the same time. But we’ll provide expert tricks that’ll help you soothe a crying baby, plus dig a little deeper to help you distinguish normal fussiness from something more serious, like colic.
If you’re anything like me, you might wonder what to “do” with baby. It’s not like you can sit down and play a game of Monopoly! We’ll cover creative, clever ways to engage with baby—these activities aren’t just rewarding for you, they’re crucial to baby’s development.
One thing even the chillest new parents worry about? Whether baby’s on track physically and cognitively. In this section of the course, a pediatrician will put your mind at ease by covering first-year milestones and answering common questions like: Is my baby gaining enough weight? Why hasn’t my baby smiled yet? And why is all of her hair falling out?
We’ll equip you with all the tools you need to nail the day-to-day care of your newborn beyond diapering, feeding, and sleeping. This section will include how to bathe a baby safely, how to cut nails that are so tiny you can barely see them, plus walk you through the one baby care technique that every parent should know (but most don’t).
No matter how much you protect your baby, illness and bumps and bruises happen. As a new parent, this is scary—no doubt about it. We’ll give you the tools you need to weather any storm, from fever and coughs to constipation and reflux, and teach you the skills you need to advocate for your baby during pediatrician visits.
Goal number one as parents is to protect our little ones, which is why we’ve included a section that touches on some of the biggest safety concerns parents face, like car seat installation, choking, first aid, and even infant CPR.
You won’t just be bringing home baby—you’ll be bringing home a lot of stuff, from rockers, to toys, to grooming tools, to nursery furniture. Do you really need it all? This section of the course breaks it all down for you. And you’ll get the 411 on choosing the safest and most natural, non-toxic options for your baby.
Real talk: Mama needs TLC, too. In this section of the course, we talk about how your body and even your brain changes after birth. We cover immediate postpartum care for your sore body, engorgement and nipple pain, raging hormones and hair loss, digestive issues and sleep deprivation, and so much more.
Whether it’s your first or your fourth, bringing home a baby inherently shifts the entire family dynamic. This section of the course provides strategies to make the transition easier for everyone. You’ll find tips for honoring your romantic relationship amidst the chaos, helping older siblings and pets cope with the changes, and getting the outside support you need to thrive.
As a mom of three, I know firsthand those first several months of caring for a newborn can be challenging. You’re going to have questions (and confessions) you’ve never even considered for baby … and yourself.
And unlike other new mom support clubs, this one is filled specifically with other new, natural mamas AND a certified doula that chimes in with answers to all these questions and more. It’s also moderated by me, Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural!
Because there’s nothing more encouraging, empowering, and comforting than a community of fellow new mamas to support you for all those 3 AM questions and more. You’ll quickly want to add this private 24/7 Facebook Group community to your favorites tab.
It really does take a village, and we’re committed to being part of your village.
You may be able to execute a perfect swaddle with your eyes closed, but what about your partner?
If your partner can’t change a diaper let alone wrangle a swaddle, The Mama Natural Baby Care Course is a great option for you.
Rather than lecture them about what they don’t know, nag them about reading that book you gave them, or just wait for them to (hopefully) figure out those safe sleep guidelines, take the opportunity to turn this course into a bonding session.
Cuddle up on the couch together and spend some time learning about caring for a newborn. You’ll freshen your own skills by learning all about new research and guidelines, and your partner will get a complete schooling—sans any parenting arguments. It’s a win-win.
Unlike other options, our Baby Care Course gives you training from a board-certified pediatrician, private forums moderated by certified doula, a money-back guarantee, and 24/7/365 access to all the material!
It’s best-in-class. Here’s how we compare to other online and in-person parenting education classes.
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Have all your questions answered. This course is pediatrician-, midwife-, and lactation consultant-approved. So whether you’re a first-time parent or looking to brush up on your skills, you’ll find the information fresh, helpful and trustworthy.
Be prepared. We walk you through everything you need to know about caring for baby naturally. Feeding, sleeping, grooming, protecting, adjusting to new family dynamics—it’s all here in one easy-to-access place.
Feel confident: Knowledge is power, and everything in this course is evidence-based and up-to-date with the latest research on everything from weight gain, to SIDs, to introducing allergenic foods.
Here’s Exactly What You Get When You Enroll!
The course is divided into 25 mini classes that will take you from being a parenting newbie to an experienced upperclassman before you even know it. Pick and choose which videos apply to you, and enjoy them for a full year. All the videos are ready for you now—no waiting!
With these videos, we’ll walk you through everything from breastfeeding, to swaddling, to bathing a slippery baby. In other baby care classes, they speed through some of the most important things to cover it all. We don’t do that. We take our time to make everything as clear as possible. Plus, you can always pause and rewind until you’re 100% sure you’ve got the hang of it.
It really does take a village, and we’re committed to being part of your village. With this course, you’ll get access to a private postpartum support group, hosted on Facebook, that’s moderated by me—Genevieve Howland—and a certified doula. You know that question you’ll inevitably have at 3 AM? We (and tons of other postpartum moms) are here for you.
We believe so strongly in the power and effectiveness of our course that we want to make it completely risk free for you.
Give The Mama Natural Baby Care Course a good, honest try. If you don't think our course will help you on your parenting journey, we'll refund your tuition.
No risk, no hassle, and no hard feelings.
Questions about the course? We’ve got answers!
How long will it take me to complete this course?
The total course content is around six hours in length. You could power through it all in one day! However, not every class may apply to you, or especially not all at once. The good news is, you get a full year's access to view and review any classes you wish.
Is there any long-term commitment?
Nope. You’ve got enough of a long-term commitment—you’ve got a child to raise!
How long will I have access to the course?
You have a full year to work through the course at your own pace.
Can I pay with my FSA, HSA, or HRA card?
Yes. Breastfeeding classes are an eligible expense with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), and we do accept FSA / HSA / HRA cards as well. If you have additional questions about getting reimbursed with your FSA, HSA, or HRA account, contact [email protected]
What if I don’t like the course?
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not happy within the first 30 days, we will refund your tuition.
We believe so strongly in the power and effectiveness of our course that we want to make it completely risk free for you.
Is this course for men and women?
Of course! We designed The Mama Natural Baby Care Course to be informative and entertaining for all parents. In fact, partners love it, because their spouse isn’t telling them what to do. It’s even great for other caregivers, like grandparents and babysitters.
I’m already a parent. Is it too late for me to take the course?
Nope. There’s plenty of helpful information for all types of parents in here, but in full transparency, you’ll find it most helpful if your baby is under the age of one.
The total course content is around six hours in length. Technically, you could power through and do it all in a weekend! But, if you’ve got the time, it’s best to space the classes out so you can really absorb everything you need to know.
This is my second baby. Should I still take the course?
I’ll speak from my experience as Mama Natural. I felt I needed this course with baby number 3! Ask yourself: Do I want to know all the latest research and best practices in baby care? You answered yes, right?! Then this course is for you.