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Bringing Babies’ Instincts, Your Inner Wisdom & Evidence-Based Practice Together

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Gentle Lactation and Breastfeeding Classes

Lactation and Breastfeeding Classes

Do you find yourself pondering questions like....

I’m interested in breastfeeding but there’s so much information out there, where do I start?

I’ve heard breastfeeding can be difficult, what can I do to get off to a good start?

What can I do to prepare for breastfeeding?

How do I know my baby is getting enough?

I’ve heard the “latch” is important? What does that mean? How do I get a comfortable latch?

How can my partner be involved and help with breastfeeding?

Why is breastfeeding recommended?

Is there anything special I should be eating or avoiding during breastfeeding? Can I have a glass of wine?

Where can I go for help if I need support in the early days? What about later?

How do I know my baby is ready for solids?

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Explore BirthWise Gentle Breastfeeding Classes

Breastfeeding is more than the best food for your baby. It’s a relationship.

Respect & Support

Respect & Support for Your Informed Choices

Whatever your individual short- and long-term breastfeeding goals may be, BirthWise Gentle Breastfeeding Class goes beyond the basics of deep latch and positioning to offer you a solid foundation with which to begin your breastfeeding journey feeling empowered with the knowledge, strategies, and resources that will sustain you throughout your breastfeeding journey.

In-Depth Knowledge

In-Depth Lactation and Breastfeeding Knowledge

Prepare for your breastfeeding experience in a supportive, respectful, fun environment with the guidance of an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the gold standard in lactation care. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Have the opportunity to ask your burning questions, demystify breastfeeding myths, and get evidence-based information you can rely on.

What will you learn?

A few things we will talk about during our time together:

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  • Demystifying common breastfeeding/human milk feeding myths

  • Informed choices - The best choice is the one you feel is best for you, your family and your unique circumstances.

  • Review of recommendations, breastmilk/human-milk benefits & reflection on your individual infant feeding goals.

  • Recognizing instinctive newborn feeding behaviours and how you can follow these to ease breastfeeding for you and your baby.

  • Got milk? - Milk production explained

  • The first hours with your new baby

  • The magic of skin-to-skin

  • First 6 weeks:

      What to expect week by week

      - How do I know my baby is getting enough?

      - Signs that breastfeeding is going well at every step

  • Finding the comfort zone - Strategies to get that ever-so-important comfortable deep latch

  • Breastfeeding positions to comfortably breastfeed anywhere

  • Infant sleep:
    - Safe sleep for breastfeeding families
    - Fostering realistic expectations
    - Coping with night feedings

  • Working through common challenges

  • Creating your supportive breastfeeding environment.
            - What you can do to prepare and thrive

  • Breastfeeding gear - Do I really need all this stuff?

  • Essential info if you are planning to pump and paced bottle feeding

  • Breastfeeding support resources in your area and when to get professional help

  • And more!

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This class is for you if....

  • You want to feel better prepared for your breastfeeding experience.

  • You want to know what to expect in the early days of breastfeeding your new baby. Have a clear picture of what is normal and points of reference to reassure you day by day and week by week.

 

  • You want to know the clear signs that breastfeeding is going well and your baby is getting enough milk.

 

  • You are expecting your first baby and are looking for a safe place to discuss your hopes, worries, doubts and expectations about infant feeding and be reassured that all these things are normal.

 

  • You want to learn in a supportive, engaging, non-judgemental environment that will nurture and respect your parenting instincts.​

 

  • You previously had challenges with breastfeeding and would like to have a better experience this time.

  • You want to learn from an experience lactation professional with knowledge of the latest research and recommendations.

 

  • You want to give yourself the best start for your breastfeeding journey!

  • You want to learn all the things I hear new parents say they wished they’d known before they started their breastfeeding journey.

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Group, Semi-Private & Private Classes

Bringing Babies’ Instincts, Your Inner Wisdom & Evidence-Based Practice Together

Group Classes

Come learn in a warm, fun, and engaging environment and meet other families expecting around the same time as you!

Group classes are offered once a month via Zoom or in-person. Places are limited to 8 families/class to ensure a fun and fulfilling experience and so everyone has a chance to ask questions and participate to their level of comfort.

Semi-Private

Can’t make it to a group class or want to take the class with a friend? Book a semi-private class! Contact us directly so we can work with your schedule.

Price: $185 / family

Class structure:
This class is offered in two (2) sessions of two (2) hours each.

Price: $125 / family

Can't make it to a group class? No problem! Book a private or semi-private class at your convenience!

Private Classes

Have the opportunity to personalize your class for your individual context and questions, more so than is possible in a group class. We’ll work with your schedule. Please contact us directly to book your private Gentle Breastfeeding Class.

Price: $375 / family

Nourish Prenatal Classes

Prenatal Classes

Are you looking for a comprehensive, fun, informed-choice centred prenatal class? Check out my collaboration with my friend Mika Rock, Montreal Prenatal Classes

Gentle Breastfeeding and Lactation Class FAQs

Is this class covered by insurance?

Some private insurance providers may cover private breastfeeding classes, as the instructor is a registered nurse (OIIQ & CNO) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Please check with your individual insurance provider. Group classes are typically not covered by insurance.

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