Our breastfeeding education class is facilitated by one of MAMA’s experienced lactation consultants and held over two hours in an intimate group of a maximum of 8 pregnant women (plus one support person per woman is highly recommended) .
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.
- $150 per pregnant woman (includes support person or partner if desired – please note in booking if you intend to bring a support person/partner)
- If you are receiving birth support as a MAMA client, you have the opportunity to attend the monthly online breastfeeding workshop for free
In person at MAMA Kensington – Daytime
Monday 4th December | 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 9th January | 1pm – 3:30pm
Tuesday 6th February | 1pm – 3pm
Monday 4th March | 1pm – 3pm
In person at MAMA Kensington – Evenings
Wednesday 22nnd November | 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday 19th December | 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday 16th January | 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday 13th February | 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 13th March | 6pm-8pm
Online via Zoom
Wednesday 8th November | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday 6th December | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday 30th January | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday 27th February | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday 26th March | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
This workshop is also available as a part of our Parent Education Packages!
For more information or to book in, click here.
We also have a variety of Private Antenatal Education offerings for those who would prefer more individualized support.
Due to our small group sizes & high demand, payment is required in full at time of booking & is non-refundable in the event of change of mind, other engagements, forgetting to attend or illness.
Full refunds will only be given for unexpected early births (provided you are less than 36 weeks pregnant at the start of the course).
If you wish to move your booking to another course date, please get in touch at least 7 days before the start of your booked course (space permitting).
If you’d like to pay in instalments, please contact us on 03 9376 7474.
In the rare instance that we need to cancel the class (presenter illness, minimum booking numbers not reached etc), we will contact you 3-5 business days prior to the class. We will aim to facilitate you joining another class, or offer a full refund if this is not possible.