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Breastfeeding Education

In this 3.5 hour session expectant parents learn the fundamentals for establishing successful nursing.

Topics covered:
  • Breastfeeding basics - breastfeeding at birth, importance of skin to skin, learning curve in the early days and weeks, understanding normal nursing for a newborn; frequency

  • Demand and supply - Is my baby getting enough?

  • Supplementation - when is it needed, what to feed, how to feed?

  • Nursing with ease - learn what’s the biological norm, variety of positions including laid back and side lying, optimal latching

  • Nighttime - nursing & nighttime sleep strategies, 'breastsleeping'

  • Common challenges/solutions - pain, engorgement, sore nipples, plugged ducts, mastitis, sleepy baby

  • Breast pump information - when, why and how to pump, collect and store milk

Offered by Debra

Phone: 778-997-0753

Email: debra@doulasofvancouver.ca

2023 Dates: Saturdays April 8, July 8, Oct. 21 10am-1:30pm

Investment: $75/couple 

Private in home classes are also available. Contact Debra for details.

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