Ascension Seton

Learn the basic biology of infant sleep and learn strategies to help you AND your baby sleep more and sleep better.

Breastfeeding Success (BFS) is offering the Sleeping Like a Baby: Understanding Your Baby's Sleep class virtually with a LIVE instructor.

PLEASE NOTE:  While BFS can not guarantee that class costs will be covered by your particular insurance plan, your insurance might cover the cost of this service.  

Use Registration Code VERIFYINSURANCE if you have Aetna, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthSmart or HEB Blue Cross Blue Shield, or ARC Employee Health Plan. 

Using this code means we will submit the claim to your insurance company. If the claim is rejected, you will be billed after the class and are responsible ONLY for costs not covered which will not exceed the $40 self-pay class fee. 

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!


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Basics of Infant Sleep

Taught by Ellie Wheeler, Ph.D

This class aims to help you understand the biological and physiological aspects of sleep, the role of nutrition, and the psychological aspect of how your child is growing, developing and learning during the first year of their life. By considering all these components and learning about different strategies and techniques to help your infant sleep, you can make informed parenting decisions and choose strategies or approaches around napping and bedtime that are right for both you and your baby. 

Topics covered will include: 

  •  What does a normal baby sleep pattern look like? 
  •  The biology of newborn sleep 
  •  The transition to adult sleep patterns 
  •  Is my baby waking because of hunger? 
  •  Sleep and nutrition 
  •  Different strategies to support infant sleep 
  •  What is sleep training? 
  •  Discussion of the evidence base behind sleep interventions in infants 
  •  Pros and cons of different approaches 
  •  Troubleshooting common sleep problems in infants 

About Ellie

Ellie is from the United Kingdom. She got her Masters degree in Psychology and Mathematics from the University of St Andrews in 2002 and went on to gain her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2009. Before completing her doctorate she worked as a nanny for a number of years, specializing in working with children with special needs. After graduating she worked as a psychologist in the UK, working with young people suffering from eating disorders and their families.

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 At Ascension Seton our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, providers, associates, and communities. As cases of COVID-19 increase across the U.S., Ascension continues to aggressively respond to this evolving situation to protect our associates and those who we are privileged to serve. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Ascension is closely monitoring COVID‐19 developments and working daily in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

After much discernment regarding the best course of action to limit possible exposure to this virus and in an abundance of caution, we have decided it is in the best interest of our associates and the community to temporarily postpone or reschedule to an online platform all upcoming hospital maternity tours and classes, until further notice.  We will share relevant updates with you by email. In the meantime, please visit to watch a video tour of our maternity unit.

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.


Location Information

  • February 15th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CSTMarch 22nd 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTApril 19th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTMay 17th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDTJune 7th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
  • (Online for now) Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • 1201 West 38th Street, Austin, TX, 78758 US

Sleeping Like a Baby: Understanding Your Baby's Sleep

Taught by Dr. Ellie Wheeler, Psychologist and mom of 4, this class will help you understand the biological and physiological aspects of sleep, the role of nutrition, and the psychological aspect of how your child is growing, developing, and learning during their first year so that you can make good decisions and choose strategies for sleep that are right for you and baby!


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