Sunday, November 8, 2015

Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding is endorsed by the world’s health and scientific organizations as the best way of feeding infants. Years of research have shed light on the vast array of benefits not only for children but also for mothers and society.

While breastfeeding is best for you and your baby, it is a learned skill. The natural aspects of breastfeeding are the baby’s innate suck mechanism and need for sustenance and your body’s production of milk. Because many of us were not breastfed, and didn’t grow up watching women nurse their babies, it is a topic and skill that we must learn as soon-to-be parents. Proper positioning and latch-on are essential for successful nursing. Learning prenatally how your body produces milk, and practicing proper nursing techniques, are the first steps to successfully breastfeeding your baby.

In this class you will:

- Learn about the anatomy and physiology of breastmilk production
- Learn and practice proper positioning and latch-on
- Learn how often a typical newborn will nurse
- Learn strategies to use if problems arise and when to seek help
- Discuss strategies for working and breastfeeding

This 3 hour class is held once a month on a Saturday afternoon from 2–5 pm. Our next class is Saturday, November 12th! Class size is limited to 6 couples. This small group size allows you to get your specific questions answered and the teacher to personalize the class to the couples' needs. Handouts and materials are provided.

Pre–registration required. You can register by stopping into the store, calling us at (818) 380-3111, or signing up online on the Breastfeeding 101 registration page.

See our calendar of classes for the next dates of the Breastfeeding 101 workshop.

As with all of the prenatal classes, we recommend that you take Breastfeeding 101 at least one month before your due date. So just in case baby comes early, you'll be prepared and already have all of the information and practice that you need. We look forward to seeing you soon!

And for after baby is born, we also have lactation consultants who can come to your home or meet with you in the store. As well as our Breastfeeding Support Group on Tuesdays at 10am - only $10 drop-in!

We also rent out hospital-grade Medela pumps. Rental pumps are only $75 per month!

Visit us at:
16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Encino, CA. 91436
p. (818) 380-3111 w.

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