PREPARING TO BREASTFEED

PREPARING TO BREASTFEED

150.00

In this class, we explore the physiology of breastfeeding and what to expect in the first hours, days and weeks postpartum. We address common questions and concerns; preventing pain and discomfort by ensuring baby is positioned and latched well, how to know baby is getting enough, and basic postnatal nutritional needs. 

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In this class, we explore the physiology of breastfeeding and what to expect in the first hours, days and weeks postpartum. We address common questions and concerns; preventing pain and discomfort by ensuring baby is positioned and latched well, how to know baby is getting enough, and basic postnatal nutritional needs.

Although breastfeeding is the natural conclusion to pregnancy and we are designed to do it, it is normal to feel anxious or unprepared in the days leading up to the birth. Prenatal preparation goes a long way in setting the stage for a smooth and enjoyable breastfeeding relationship. Partners are strongly encouraged to participate; a nursing mother will feel more confident and successful when surrounded by knowledgeable support. We cater this class to whatever topics you wish to focus on most. Some of the topics that can be covered in this class are:

·       The first feed and what to expect

·       Early postpartum breastfeeding relationship

·       How to make time for yourself to rest and heal during the early postpartum period

·       The physiology of breastfeeding. How does it work?

·       Most common reasons women stop breastfeeding in the first days/weeks

·       What causes sore/painful nipples? How to prevent this

·       How to know that your baby is getting enough (i.e. frequency of feeds, ensuring a good latch, baby’s output)

·       How and when to use a pump

·       Creams, ointments, gels