Love Breastfeeding - antenatal course

A confident start to breastfeeding and a calmer start to parenthood 

So you really want to breastfeed your baby - but you've no idea where to start?! From getting a comfortable latch to ensuring a good milk supply... through to your options for expressing breastmilk and ways that your partner can support you. It can feel like a minefield of information!

Not only that, but you've heard about all the struggles that friends and family have had with breastfeeding. 

"Are you going to try and breastfeed?" - the suggestion that it might not work for you is there before you've even started. 

In the UK, 4 out of 5 women give up breastfeeding before they want to. Sometimes this is due to lack of support, sometimes it is due to myths about how breastfeeding works and what your baby needs, and sometimes it is because breastfeeding and the responsibility of a new baby can feel overwhelming. 

 New mum lying on her sofa just after birth, breastfeeding her baby with a big smile on her face

 

But imagine curling up with your tiny baby and feeling confident about how to get a comfortable latch...

Imagine feeling relaxed, knowing that your baby is receiving enough milk from you and getting everything they need...

Imagine spending the early weeks of parenthood able to enjoy getting to know your baby, without constantly googling about whether what your baby is doing is normal...

Imagine having the tools to deal with the difficult days, so you can feel less overwhelmed by the responsibility of keeping a small human alive!

 

New mum in hospital bed after giving birth, breastfeeding and smiling at her newborn baby

 

'I feel prepared and excited and love that I have undertaken the journey with my husband so we are on the same page. I cannot recommend Rachel's breastfeeding course enough'
- K, breastfeeding course, first baby

 

In this 3 week course you and your partner will: 

  • Learn how to breastfeed comfortably
  • Identify the most common difficulties (including painful latch & concerns about low milk supply) and how to resolve them
  • Understand how to support your body to make milk and to connect with your baby
  • Learn simple but powerful tools to help breastfeeding and the early weeks feel calmer and less daunting
  • Understand your options for expressing milk, in the early weeks and beyond, so that you know your options for building in flexibility
  • Learn all about normal baby behaviour - so you're not worrying and second guessing about whether everything is going well
  • Find out how you can make the early weeks easier - with guidance on baby-wearing & safe sleeping
  • Access the support you need 
  • Receive a selection of relaxations on MP3 & handouts with further resources

You will leave this course feeling calm, confident and excited about making breastfeeding work for you and your baby.

Courses can be taken at any stage of pregnancy.

 

'Rachel, thanks for the support - I feel so much more confident about feeding and my journey to become a FTM' - S, breastfeeding course, first baby

 

Group courses 

Group courses are held on Tuesday evenings, and are either online or face to face at Hey Baby 4D scanning clinic, Tunbridge Wells 

£89 per couple 

  • Tuesday 1st, 8th & 15th March, 7.30pm - 9pm - online 

Book your place 

 

Private courses 

Private courses are held either online over zoom or face to face at your home (if you are within 30 minutes drive of Tonbridge). Please book and pay for session 1, and then I will contact you by email to arrange sessions 2 and 3. These should ideally take place 1 week apart. 

£195 per couple 

Book your private course 

 

'I honestly don't think I would of got through this first week of breastfeeding without the knowledge and support tools I gained from the course I did with you'
- S, breastfeeding course, first baby