On your journey to motherhood, you can never start too early in ensuring you have the skills needed in your family toolbox to prepare you for any issues you may come across as a new parent. One of those skills is infant feeding, regardless of how you choose to feed your baby. Breastfeeding is the perfect way to nourish your baby and help support you both in the early days of parenthood.
An important part of information gathering is finding good support, early on. There is evidence to show, breastfeeding parents are set up to succeed in their breastfeeding journey when they benefit from antenatal education. Evidence shows that support, education and information is beneficial to new parents in the antenatal period before baby arrives so mums, dads and their families are armed with the correct information for them to make informed decisions postnatally. Having an understanding during your pregnancy of breastfeeding and the things you might expect during your journey can put you in a great, confident position as a new mum. Midwives, with their busy schedules and their heavy caseloads are not always equipped with the additional time needed to spend with new parents and hand outs are usually dismissed and popped into the recycling bin-one to one interactive workshops can help to support your skills as you transition into motherhood.
In the Breastfeeding Workshop you will:
- Learn about the biological and practical aspects of breastfeeding
- Discover how Positioning and Attachment works
- Cover Breastfeeding Basics
- Find out more about what to expect in the early days
- Breast Milk: Expressing and Storage
- Tips and tricks to overcome any issues in the early days and weeks
With over 12 years of experience in Breastfeeding Support working and volunteering alongside several national breastfeeding support organisations and NHS services, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and skills through training and experience to support women to successfully breastfeed their babies and signpost to early help if you find any issues in those early days. Good links with other Healthcare Professionals including Lactation Consultants and Midwives across the North West ensures you can be referred to a competent professional first time, if you should need specialist support from a Lactation Consultant. I can provide private one to one home visits for Breastfeeding Support in Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire and the other areas I cover-you can contact me for details of one to one breastfeeding support, without the need for a postnatal package in place.
Nikki’s knowledge is fantastic,
we asked her to help with Breastfeed ing & Rebozo Antenatal Workshop and because it was done one to one with us at home it felt very relaxed but at the same time informativ e which as meant both myself and husband can now make an informed decision about our wishes both for the birth and also for feeding the baby. It’s reassuring to know that the back up is also there from Nikki in terms of Postnatal support if required. Thanks x