Do you think having a baby-feeding plan would help you to be more successful in meeting your breastfeeding goals? I think, indeed, a feeding plan is not going to let you down!
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Regina, I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked "why don't you teach a class?". In consults, I get told all the time, the info I give at consults should be given prenatally. I didn't disagree, I just was busy with life - kids and clients and was relying on the local health region to fill that spot. I have taught breastfeeding for years informally at the end of all my childbirth classes and with doula clients, but now the time has some for Your Breastfeeding Experience! No more relying on someone else to do this class and get this information into your hands before you have your baby!
In this 2 hour class we look at what you envision breastfeeding to be like, we will explore the breastfeeding lifestyle & prepare for your breastfeeding experience. This is solid, practical ways to explore what YOU think about breastfeeding, to examine preconceived ideas you have. We look at your personality style and how that affects breastfeeding, and figure out your why with breastfeeding. Everyone has different outlooks on breastfeeding and has their own unique path to take.
It wouldn't be a breastfeeding class without the anatomy & physiology of breastfeeding, with facts and not myths. We will explore how breastfeeding works, what influences outcomes. We will discuss navigating your early breastfeeding experience while considering your birth location and care provides. Your options will be discussed so you have a good understanding of what to expect, what to do if you don't get what you are expecting and how to get back on course, if you get off course. At the end of the class, ultimately you will have what you need to make a baby-feeding plan and how the info and skills to communicate that plan to the appropriate people.
There will also be lots of tips and tools for success & a take home breastfeeding parent guide/workbook!
If you would like to join us for the next Your Breastfeeding Experience class register now!