Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby. So, it should come naturally... right? Sometimes... Consider this: Running is a healthy and natural way to exercise but that doesn't make it easy! Training, knowledge of the route, tips, tricks, and preparation is needed for long term success (and blister-free feet!). The same is true for setting yourself up for a comfortable and enjoyable breastfeeding experience where Mama is happy and baby is thriving on your milk.
During this 90 minute class we will go over: -How hormones control the making and releasing of milk -The Golden Hour—how to make the most of this precious time -How to avoid and manage engorgement -Colostrum and first milk -Positioning and how to achieve a "good latch" and why a proper latch is vital to breastfeeding success -What to do if breastfeeding hurts -What to expect in the first hours, days and weeks in your breastfeeding journey -Baby behaviors—what's normal and what’s cause for concern -How to know if baby is getting enough milk -Demystifying milk supply -Pumping, Bottles, Nipple shields and Pacifiers... Oh my! -The key to a healthy milk supply
We will go over: How hormones control the making and releasing of milk How to prepare for and manage hiccups that can follow interventions during labor/birth/immediate postpartum. The Golden Hour—how to make the most of this precious time. Positioning and how to achieve a "good latch" and why a proper latch is vital to breastfeeding success What to do if breastfeeding hurts How to avoid and manage engorgement Colostrum vs first milk 1st week after birth protocol Baby behaviors—what's normal and what’s cause for concern How to know baby is getting enough milk Foremilk/Hindmilk-- what’s all the fuss about? Pumping, Bottles and Pacifiers... Oh my! The lost art of hand expression- how to do it and why Common challenges will be addressed along with concrete solutions