Did you know that most babies will breastfeed within an hour of being born? So the best time to learn about breastfeeding is during pregnancy.
Good preparation is key to achieve your breastfeeding goals. In pregnancy, you (usually) have more time and energy to educate yourself than after bub is born.
Our lactation consultants can support you, provide up-to-date and evidence-based information, teach you skills, and give you the motivation you need for a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.
We offer Breastfeeding Workshops in small groups to keep the atmosphere personal and make sure we can address your personal questions. If you prefer to discuss your situation 1:1, we also do individual consultations. Families with a previous negative breastfeeding experience can benefit and feel supported by making a plan.
Our private breastfeeding education is facilitated by one of MAMA’s lactation consultants and includes many of the same topics covered in our Group Breastfeeding Workshop, but with a special focus on your individual needs.
The session(s) will cover the following topics:
- Why breastfeeding
- Breasts & hormones
- Skin-to-skin and the first breastfeed
- Feeding cues
- Positioning and attachment
- Hand expressing
- Signs of adequate intake
- Bottles & breast pumps
- Common challenges and troubleshooting
- Support team
- Plus, there will be time for questions, and you go home with helpful handouts for future reference.
Private Antenatal Education Session
1:1 with LC (and your support person if desired.)
Short Private Antenatal Consultation
60 minute session, 1:1 with LC and your support person if desired.
Ideal for help with antenatal hand expressing or if you have a specific issue,
for example breastfeeding after breast surgery, inverted nipples,
challenging first breastfeeding experience, previous low milk supply, etc.
Please note, for all clinic and telehealth Lactation consultations, a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost will be charged for any consultations missed or cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.
If you can’t decide how much time you should book, call MAMA at 9376 7474 or contact one of our Lactation Consultants directly here.