Preparation for the arrival of your baby will help you feel more confident and empowered with your breastfeeding. Examples of some of the conversations I have had with mothers to be in the antenatal period include;
As you and your baby get to know each other, and recover from the delivery, a timely postnatal consultation will help maintain your confidence and satisfaction with your breastfeeding. My personalised visit to you will give us the opportunity to discuss and help manage your breastfeeding challenges. These may include
If you prefer to learn and share ideas with others, maybe a group setting is better for you. Whether an antenatal or postnatal group is preferred, I can facilitate a breastfeeding session in your home amongst your friends. As well as benefiting from the social event, you will be developing mechanisms for ongoing breastfeeding and parenting support.
Skin to skin contact... reduces mother’s and baby’s stress levels, regulates baby’s breathing and heart rate, keeps baby warm and encourages the baby to breastfeed.