First, breastfeeding is the most natural and adapted food for babies. Yet it is a learned behavior for both the baby and her mother. In addition, it is a lot of work and mothers breastfeed their newborn 8 to 12 times a day. This is why confidence and preparation are key for the mother to succeed in her lactation journey. Also, support from family and partner is also critical to a rewarding journey. Couples are encouraged to attend this class together.
Attending a class as you are expecting or right after birth is critically important and without a doubt beneficial to get off a great start in your lactation journey. Or you may also want to have a private consultation for a personalized session during and after pregnancy. We offer both.
Our class – conducted by an expert IBCLC consultant (International Breastfeeding Certified Lactation Consultant) and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)- certainly prepares you to breastfeed your baby with success and confidence.
Private consultations are also available and easily organized before and after baby’s birth.
We follow ACOG and WHO guidelines.
- Educates you all about lactation
- Prepares you mentally physically, and emotionally
- Achieve the most satisfying experience for you and your baby
- Helps you understand the benefits to you and your baby
- As a result, build confidence
Who is our lactation Class for ?
- Women and partners expecting usually in their second or third trimester in pregnancy
- New parents with newborns who need some support and knowledge
- Parents who want a personal and intimate learning environment different from a hospital setting
- Parents who want to educate themselves about the lactation
- Our class is in small group settings
- Private consultation are also available and easily organized
What is covered in our Class ?
- Learn normal newborn behavior, what to expect and how to successfully respond to early feeding cues
- Baby’s stomach capacity
- Feeding cues
- Breastfeeding positioning
- Breast/nipple care
- Engorgement and soreness
- Pumping (when, how, types of pumps) vs. hand expression
- Diet and medications
- Prematurity and unexpected circumstances
- Hour and a half long class