How you are feeling about your impending arrival? Are you super excited and raring to go? Or nervous and unsure of what to expect. Most of you are probably a mixture of both, right?
You’ve heard everyone say that breastmilk is the best thing for your baby, the healthiest option, the one everyone seems so sure you should go with.
But how do you know if it will work out for you, and why do so many people around you find it so hard? Perhaps you’ve tried breastfeeding before and it didn’t go as planned, should you try again? you feel like you’d like to but maybe it will all be too much?
And while you’re determined to give this breastfeeding stuff a go, you’re not entirely sure what it will involve or how it will work.
Will your partner be able to get involved?
Will you produce enough milk?
Will you be confident enough to feed when you’re out and about?
How will life with your brand new baby really look?
What will your friends and family say about it all?
On this course we are going to help see where your worries, concerns and even fears about breastfeeding really lie. We are going to help you to take on those fears and ensure that they don’t effect your breastfeeding journey. We know from experience that dealing with these feelings head on is the way to open yourself up to the most wonderful, calm and positive breastfeeding relationship with your baby.
And if you’re reading all of this thinking,
“Yep, all good points but I have so much to prepare for before the baby gets here”
“Breastfeeding can wait”
“I’ll find out about that once the baby is here”
Let us stop you right there.
Breastfeeding your baby is an intrinsic part of your birth, and we know from working with hundreds of families, that pregnancy is the best time to start gathering the tools and info you need to enjoy the breastfeeding experience you are hoping for. And the beauty of our online video course is you can re-watch any/all of the videos once your baby is here.
We have 5 babies between us, and with each birth and breastfeeding journey we have discovered new layers of strength and determination within ourselves. That same strength lies in you too! The Breastfeeding School will enable you to approach feeding your baby with a mixture of confidence and resilience.
Yes, tough days will happen, especially in those early weeks as you get to know this little human you’ve created over the last 9 or so months. This course was created to ensure you know the ins and outs of the practical elements of breastfeeding as well as to give you insight and knowledge of the amazing power that your brain has not only over how your body works but also the affect that can have on your experience as a mother.
Taught by Anna, a Lactation Consultant and Paediatric Nurse and Ray, a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Hypnobirthing Teacher. This is a 6 class course that can be followed at your own pace, with or without your partner, and can be rewatched whenever you need to.
With practical videos that show you how to get a comfortable latch, which positions to use and what to expect from breastfeeding once your baby arrives. Find out why so many women find breastfeeding so hard despite it being 'the most natural thing in the world'.
This online course was such a great idea, delivered so well and so handy that you can do it in the comfort of your own home in your own time. Perfect for the start of maternity leave. I will definitely be raving about it to all of my expectant and new mummy friends.
So what do you get? And how is this course ACTUALLY going to prepare you?
Class 1: Bond - So you're baby has arrived! What next. In this class we talk all bout how to get breastfeeding off to the best start. What are the very 1st steps in your baby's life? Learn how to bond with your baby and what to expect from them. We cover the first hour after birth, skin to skin and what to do if you're separated from your baby.
Class 2: Relax - Find out why being relaxed is so important when it comes to breastfeeding. We will teach you all about the mind-body connection and what is going on in your brain when it comes to breastfeeding and parenthood. Learn how your hormones work and what you can do to maximise them. We'll also go over some of the mindfulness tools useful in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Class 3: Establish - So this is the class where you find out exactly how breastfeeding works. Are you wondering: Will my body produce enough milk? How will I know if my baby is getting enough? How often will my baby feed? When do I express? Well we have that covered in this video and more. It's vital that you understand how your body works when it comes to feeding your baby.
Class 4: Attach - Here we give you the basics on actually attaching your baby to the breast. We talk about whether breastfeeding hurts or not. What the best positions are and we look at real -life examples of these positions in action. We'll also teach you how to know your baby is latched on correctly.
Class 5: Support -We know you have questions like: When can my partner feed the baby? Who should I ask for help if I need it? Is the baby blues a real thing? How do I know if my feelings are normal? What can my family do to help? We will cover all of this for you and talk about building up your own community and when and where to get help with breastfeeding.
Class 6: Trust - Learning to trust your body, your baby and your own instincts will help your confidence grow. In this class we talk about life with your newborn. How to make decisions. What questions to ask health professionals. What to do about sleeping arrangements and an unsettled baby.
Plus all this.....
- A workbook to accompany the course
- A preparing to breastfeed you baby checklist
- Printable PDFs
- Breastfeeding Affirmations
- Relaxation MP3s
- Lists of resources - books, websites and articles
- Access to a Facebook group for ongoing support