Most of us have heard stories from friends or family about how breastfeeding didn't go easily. When that happens, it can feel like the only option is not to continue. If you've made the choice to breastfeed, chances are that with the right information to problem solve (or prevent problems) you can make the choice to keep breastfeeding.
Most breastfeeding classes:
- Assume the mother had an uncomplicated birth
- Assume the mother and baby have no anatomical issues that will interfere with breastfeeding
- Assume the mother knows what’s normal and irregular for breastfeeding
- Assume she has access to quality breastfeeding support
- Assume that if the mother starts out breastfeeding, she will continue without major problems
Yeah, that wasn't me either when I first started out.
Breastfeeding in the Real World:
- Provides guidance on how to have a breastfeeding friendly birth (vaginal or cesarean) and how to breastfeed after a complicated birth
- Gives acceptance for mothers who want to breastfeed but may have issues like breast hypoplasia or previous breast surgery
- Understands that many women are breastfeeding pioneers in their families and provides information about what is normal and abnormal for crying, sleeping, and milk supply
- Empowers women in seeking breastfeeding care and support by helping them “quality control” the care they and their baby receive
- Covers pregnancy to the toddler years because different stages bring different challenges
You also have ultimate flexibility to study on your own timeline!
For about the same price as 2 cans of formula you can have lifetime access to a breastfeeding class!
“This is stuff I want to share!”
- Michelle, Alaska.
“I wish would have had access to this ten years ago! It would have saved me a lot of time!”
- Emily, Idaho
I have my Breastfeeding Educator Certification through Birth Arts International. I am completing my Masters in Public Health with a focus on maternal and child health issues and will soon be a certified childbirth educator.
I love having the science background on birth and breastfeeding as well as the holistic side. I feel like it allows me to see things from different angles and find better solutions to problems.
My philosophy is comprehensive breastfeeding education. That means that I will level with you about the available research on breastfeeding. I won’t gloss over the potential problems that come up.
I wanted to teach online because it allows me to reach more women more effectively.
StartSection 1-1 A Formula vs. Breastmilk (4:31)
StartSection 1-1 B Formula vs. Breastmilk continued (8:04)
StartSection 1-2 Breastfeeding and Disease Prevention (9:45)
StartSection 1-3 Economic Benefits (2:00)
StartSection 1-4 Other Benefits (4:19)
StartSection 1-5 But What Do The Critics Say? (6:47)
StartBreastfeeding Benefits for Mothers
StartBreastfeeding Benefits for Babies
StartSection 3-1 A Problems (7:53)
StartSection 3-1 B Problems Continued (3:15)
StartSection 3-2 More Problems (5:32)
StartSection 3-3 How do I know if my baby is getting enough? (2:36)
StartSection 3-4 Breastfeeding Holds (3:23)
StartSection 3-5 Other Helpful Hints (9:30)
StartBabies and Sleep
StartBenefits of Early Feeding
StartIs My Baby Getting Enough Milk?
StartNutrition For Breastfeeding
StartSkin-to-Skin Contact and C-Sections Article
StartCo-Sleeping: The Controversy and the Facts
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re expecting for your first time, breastfed before with a lot of trouble, have zero support to help with breastfeeding, or you’re pulling your hair out from stress, this is the place for you. We can work it out together. With lots of good information you can have a better breastfeeding experience for you, your baby and your whole family.
“Well if I wasn’t going to breastfeed before, I certainly will now!“
- Megan, Virginia