Breastfeeding Preparation

Breastfeeding Preparation Courses

Locations in South Dublin, North Dublin, Cork and Galway

Even though breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. Whether you are a first time Mum or a mother who found breastfeeding a challenge in the past, this course is designed for you.

This course is tailored to empower you with the knowledge and equip you with the skills to breastfeed your little one with confidence. €90 per mother. Babies and partners are more than welcome to join at no charge. All Breastfeeding courses take place on Saturdays and run over a half day from 9.30am-1.30pm. Our breastfeeding courses are delivered by our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

What is a Breastfeeding Preparation Course?

No one is going to tell you that you can’t breastfeed your little one if you haven’t gone to a Breastfeeding Preparation course. A preparation course gives you practical advice on how to recognise and avoid the common speed bumps. Post birth can be a challenging time for Mums and sometimes all that is needed to establish your breastfeeding is a few small tweaks and and plenty of encouragement! Our course will do just that.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for both first time Mums at any stage of their pregnancy and also Mums who may have found breastfeeding difficult in the past. Of course babies in arms are welcome! Partners are also welcome to attend.

Tailored Course Content

Our course is comprehensive and tailored to the interests of each group. Due to the interactive nature of the classes, the content can vary slightly, so the list below is a guide to the topics we cover:

    • Does size/shape matter
    • Colostrum vs mature milk
    • How do I know if my baby is hungry
    • How do I know if my baby is hungry
    • Feeding positions
    • Great ways to latch
    • The first days
    • Is my baby getting enough
    • Breast alternatives
    • Cluster feeding
    • Common concerns
    • Hand expression and pumping
    • Common concerns