Preparing for Breastfeeding Workshop

Preparing for Breastfeeding Workshops

This workshop looks at how parents-to-be feel when they contemplate feeding their new baby. Building on what they already know about baby feeding, the discussion explores how breastfeeding supports mother-baby connection and provides babies with warmth, food, comfort and protection. Short video clips show what babies do when in skin to skin contact in the first hour after birth; how to help your baby attach well, and a variety of comfortable positions for feeding.

The workshop focuses on the practical aspects of how breastfeeding works, and how to avoid common difficulties.

How will the workshop benefit me and my partner?

The Preparing for Breastfeeding workshop is helpful for all prospective parents who would like a deeper understanding of mother and baby biology. Learning about the instinctive ways babies and mothers help each other when beginning breastfeeding can take away some of the fear of the unknown. Understanding the signs that all is going well, learning how to recognise when expert help is needed and knowing where to get it quickly, can help new parents feel much more confident. Sometimes partners can feel left out when their newborn baby is breastfeeding. We discuss the vital role that partners play in nurturing mother and baby, and explore the many ways partners can bond with their breastfeeding baby.

The workshop is facilitated by Jenny Patterson: Midwife, Lecturer and Breastfeeding Support.

Next Course Dates are:

  • 17th February 2021
  • 21st April 2021
  • 23rd June 2021
  • 25th August 2021
  • 27th October 2021

Workshop runs from 6.30pm – 9pm at our centre at 188 Pleasance EH8 9RT

£12 for a pregnant mum and £18 per couple (concessions are available-please contact the office).