Breastfeeding 102: The Continued Relationship
From the early days to weaning, this breastfeeding class covers everything in between.
This class is a continuation of Breastfeeding 101: The Early Days.
You can take one without the other but they do complement each other and there are references (that are explained) in this class from Breastfeeding 101. Contact me if you have questions about which class is most appropriate for you. There is a discounted bundle offer for this class and Breastfeeding 101.
In this class we discuss everything you might experience from the early days right through until weaning.
In the early days there is a lot of emphasis on baby's weight. What does a weight loss mean and when do you need to be concerned? Do you really need to supplement? This section is going to give you a better understanding of why practitioners are sometimes obsessed with the numbers on the scale. I am also going to teach you how to interpret those numbers and speak up for yourself with confidence, understanding the big picture behind those numbers and preserve your breastfeeding relationship.
Nipple and breast pain is every new mother's worst fear. I am going to give you tips to help you interpret your pain as well as prevent it. Is it a latch issue? Is it a plugged duct? Is it mastitis or thrush? I will teach you how to identify and treat the cause of your pain. What happens if baby starts biting?!? Does it mean the end of the breastfeeding relationship? It doesn't have to!
We also talk about pumping, returning to work and properly storing your expressed breastmilk. We cover what kind of pump to buy to meet your needs, what to look for when pump shopping and how to use it. I also know that as much as you may love (or are learning to love) breastfeeding your baby, mama needs a break sometimes! You will want your breastfed baby to know how to take a bottle. We cover what type of bottle to buy and how to help your baby easily transition back and forth between breast and bottle.
There is a special section on medication use while breastfeeding. Mamas are always cautious when taking medications but sometimes it's unavoidable. As a registered nurse l know that the medical community sometimes thinks it's easier to tell a mama that she can't breastfeed rather that try to interpret the risk. I am going to share with you 5 questions to ask and I am going to give you resources that will literally knock your pharmacist and your doctor off their stools when you show them how educated you are about medications and breastfeeding.
In addition to this we also cover all the worries about milk supply, introducing solids, breastfeeding when mama or baby are sick, tandem nursing and weaning.
This class is for parents with babies at any age and stage. Once you register, you will have access to the class for life. You can pause, rewind, and return to it as many times as you need to from your first baby right through to your last.
This class is also appropriate for anyone who works with breastfeeding families. You might learn some things that you didn't know before and that you can share with your families. If you are a doula, midwife or other healthcare professional, this class is for you too. Contact me for your special offer!
My name is Melanie. I am the founder of Love n' Snuggles.
I created Love n' Snuggles as a way to help guide and support families though welcoming a new baby into their home and lives. I am an experienced postpartum nurse and I developed a passion for breastfeeding education after experiencing challenges nursing my own premature twins. I became a Holistic Sleep Educator after experiencing what sleep deprivation truly felt like when my son was born 3 years later. I guess you could say that my children have given me the career I have today!
I created these online courses to offer families an affordable and convenient way to receive professional and educated guidance from the comfort of your own home.
I am always here to support you and answer questions!