What is Mindful Breastfeeding?

Practical and emotional tools to enable parents to experience a calmer, more enjoyable breastfeeding journey and a gentler start to parenthood

Baby breastfeeding from mother calm and happy

It's so common to struggle in the early weeks (show me a parent who doesn't!!) - whether that is with a painful latch, worries about low milk supply, lack of sleep, or just the realisation that life is suddenly very, very different.

But without support, and the tools to help manage those worries, they can impact on your ability to breastfeed, your enjoyment of breastfeeding, and the connection that you build with your baby. 

We talk about oxytocin and mindset a lot when it comes to birth... but did you know that they also have a big impact on breastfeeding? We now have a whole range of studies that show that feeling anxious, stressed, pressured or depressed can actually impact your milk supply and how you feel about your breastfeeding journey. 

So its essential to stop the cycle - so that you feel calmer, more confident and more connected with your baby. Focus on that, and the breastfeeding will come more easily. 

Having trained with the Mindful Breastfeeding School, I have designed my breastfeeding courses to be holistic in their approach so that you:

  • Can support your body's ability to make milk, breastfeed comfortably, and deepen your connection with your baby 
  • Have self-care tools to support you mentally and emotionally through the challenges of early parenthood
  • Can develop a positive mindset, to help you have a more relaxed, fulfilling parenting experience 
  • Can make breastfeeding work for you - with information on expressing,  baby-wearing and safe sleeping
  • Feel prepared for the 4th trimester - so that you and your baby have a gentler transition from pregnancy through to parenthood 

All my breastfeeding courses include Mindful Breastfeeding techniques, because not only do they physically support your body to breastfeed but they lead to a calmer, more positive breastfeeding experience.

Find out more about my:

Preparing to Breastfeed - antenatal course (for you and your partner, perfect from 20 weeks pregnant)

Mindful Breastfeeding School - Tonbridge - Tunbridge Wells - antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding courses

 'I have had some super stressful moments... but I have remained determined, calm and positive and I do put that down to our time together so thank you very much'