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.
The first time you go out to breastfeed take a friend with you to give yourself extra confidence.
Know your rights! The law is behind you to breastfeed in public.