Our breastfeeding education class is facilitated by one of MAMA’s lactation consultants and held over two hours in an intimate group of a maximum of 3 pregnant women (plus one support person per woman.)
Please note that during COVID-19 lockdown, our Antenatal services are held remotely. If your clinic session is affected by a lockdown, we will contact you to confirm if you are happy to switch to Zoom/telehealth or if you’d rather postpone to a later date. If you’re looking to book during a lockdown but feel you need to be seen in-person, please call us at 9376 7474 to discuss.
The class 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
Plus, there will be time for questions, and you go home with helpful handouts for future reference.
Who should attend a breastfeeding class?
ANYONE! Particularly if you are expecting your first baby or have had difficulty breastfeeding in the past.
Why attend a breastfeeding class?
Attend our class to arm yourself with up-to-date and evidence-based information to help you on your way to a positive and successful breastfeeding journey.
Cost: $150 per pregnant woman (includes support person or partner if desired – please note in booking if you intend to bring a support person/partner)
We also have a variety of Private Antenatal Education offerings for those who would prefer more individualized support.