Breastfeeding Basics

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This workshop is designed to leave expectant parents feeling ready to begin and establish a healthy breastfeeding relationship. We will discuss what’s normal and how to recognize signs of success, as well as how to know if something is wrong and where to seek help. We will cover proper latch and positioning, reading your baby’s hunger cues, breast and nipple care as well as general self-care for the nursing mother, establishing and maintaining a strong milk supply, problem solving, partner support, the benefits of breastfeeding, and other common questions and concerns. Non-breastfeeding partners are encouraged to attend.

Course Fee

$45 for 1-2 adults.  Partners strongly encouraged to attend.

About the instructor

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Caitlin Inglis, CLC is a Certified Lactation Counselor and mother of two.  Her love of breastfeeding and the amazing strengths of mothers and their bodies led her to become a CLC. She completed her training and passed the CLC Examination through the Center for Breastfeeding, the premier national certification program in lactation management for the United States, administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP). Caitlin is passionate about helping mothers and families to be informed as they begin and navigate their unique breastfeeding journeys. She draws on her background in theatre, her lactation training, as well as her own experiences nursing two boys while counseling mothers and families. Although she honors the challenging experiences of mothering through breastfeeding in American culture, Caitlin helps everyone remember to look for the joy and humor in work, life, and even breastfeeding.

Caitlin also enjoys facilitating our Postpartum Parents Group which meets on at Diaper Lab on a drop-in (no pre-registration required) basis every Wednesday morning from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Parents and babies up to 6 months of age are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

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