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Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation classes

'Breastfeeding for Beginners'

Friday evenings, 25 January and 1 February,  6 - 7.30pm. 

Free Church Hall, off Charlotte Street car park, Dumfries

£20 for the 2 sessions.  

Short sessions for parents to be, covering all the essentials to help you get your breastfeeding journey off to a confident start.  

Ideal for EDD's February and March.

Session one: Plenty of reasons to give breastfeeding a go; baby instincts; latching basics.
Session two: Being confident of a good milk supply; potential challenges; social considerations.

Based in DumfriesCovering South West Scotland, Cumbria and beyond

Together, we can talk things through and draw up a strategy that will work for you

Hello and welcome, whether you are:

  • Still pregnant and looking for feeding information before baby arrives
  • Struggling with the early days or weeks of breastfeeding a new baby
  • Encountering a breastfeeding challenge - even after a trouble-free start
  • Just feeling that something is not right, or that you have got in a muddle with feeding
  • Wondering whether your baby's feeding style or behaviour is normal, etc....!

Whatever stage this finds you, my way of working is to offer:

  • A listening ear and a gentle, compassionate approach
  • TIME to hear your story, assess feeding and talk through your feelings
  • TIME to take account of all aspects of your situation. The 'Big Picture' is important - there is so much more to breastfeeding than just following a set of instructions
  • Time to explain what is happening, explore your options and help you draw up a feeding plan that works for you and your family.    
  • Information and options - there are always options. 
  • Ongoing support as you work towards your feeding goals.