We are delighted to invite you to our Antenatal Beginning Breastfeeding Course (with couples). Come and learn about how to best be prepared for breastfeeding, topics include:
Breastfeeding myths, facts and expectations
Why breastfeed? Maternal and infant evidence-based health benefits
Off to the best start: Skin-to-skin contact
Responsive feeding: feeding cues, storage capacity and how much to feed
Potential challenges: sore nipples, is my baby getting enough and nipple confusion
The art of hand expression
And much more...
There are 3 sessions:
Workshop 1: How to get breastfeeding to the best start with help of partners/your support person
Workshop 2: Why breastfeed when it is difficult, with the help of your partner/your support person
Workshop 3: Life with your breastfed baby
All bookings are made centrally, so to book your place please email La Leche League GB: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from previous Courses:
"Thank you so much for such an informative and confidence boosting Course. I had previously done the NCT session but almost felt more panicked but this Course has given me the confidence I needed."
"Café La Leche Merton ran an extremely informative session on breastfeeding for parents-to-be. As a first time expecting mom (with a strong desire to breastfeed once the little one arrives), many fears and doubts about my ability to breastfeed successfully have crossed my mind. Meeting the LLL leader and other expecting parents, being able to share those fears and have my questions answered has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. I truly feel that because of this session, I'm able to go forward towards the big day knowing that if I do need support, help is just a phone call away - and that's one of the most powerful gifts. Thank you!" Leigh
"We thought the workshop was brilliant and we would highly recommend it to other couples expecting their first baby (and I'm so impressed there's a LLL 24 hour helpline which is a great comfort!). I personally found the style and format of the class really helpful and very relaxed which meant we could ask questions that we might otherwise have felt a bit self-conscious raising. Your knowledge and experience in presenting the different topics was fantastic and I thought the balance between watching video clips/doing the quizzes and asking questions was ideal." Katie and Mark
"I think that the preparation session for couples is a brilliant idea!! Claves and I found the course very well structured, father-to-be are not truly aware of all benefits (but also difficulties) when breastfeeding and to attend the course together helped us to have a better idea on how to plan breastfeeding. The course put us on the same line, where before we might have different ideas about the approach to follow. We liked that the course was structured like a workshop (not just a lecture-type class) with each session involving the attendees in some work\thinking. The material provided and displayed was also very good." Maria & Claves Places are limited so please book asap and we will operate a first come first serve booking approach. We believe a wonderful preparation to breastfeeding is attending our monthly Coffee mornings (every Tuesday 10.00-12.00). Many pregnant mothers have reported how much they have enjoyed these. You get to see lots of breastfeeding mothers in action and in a relax environment you can learn about the early days challenges and how mothers have overcome these.
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