Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop

Are you pregnant and planning on breast or chest feeding? Have you tried breast or chest feeding a previous baby and faced some challenges? Are you adopting or welcoming your baby through surrogacy and hoping to induce lactation? Are you unsure and just looking for some information and support?

Please join Emma Needleman, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, in our upcoming workshop to learn all about how to get feeding off to the best start possible!  You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the breast, the benefits to both baby and parent, how to recognise hunger cues and a proper latch, as well as various positions and answers to common challenges.

Early Postpartum Care for Mama + Baby Workshop

You’ve prepared for labour, you’ve got the nursery set up, but do you know what to expect in the first few hours to days AFTER baby arrives? This class has you covered!  You will learn about how your body may feel after birth, what to expect following a C-section, how to care for yourself for the best recovery possible, as well as mental health and support during Covid-19.

We then move into Newborn Care!  In this interactive portion of class, you will learn all about normal newborn behaviour, such as feeding and sleeping patterns, as well as essential care such as diapering, bathing, and swaddling.  We will go over safe sleep recommendations, setting up a safe sleep environment, as well as some precautions to consider during Covid-19.

Please bring a receiving blanket, a diaper, and a baby doll or stuffed animal to practice your skills!

WHEN:

  • Monthly on the 4th Saturday
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding @ 10:00am-10:45am
  • Early Postpartum Care for Mama + Baby @ 11:00am-11:45am

 

COST:

  • 1 workshop = $35 +hst
  • 2 workshops = $60 +hst

 

*Pre-Registration is required.  Spaces are limited so please register early!

 

WHERE:

  • Serenity Birth Studio – 4 Alliance Blvd., Unit 10, Barrie, ON
  • We continue to monitor COVID-19 and will move these workshops to a live & interactive virtual platform if the need arises.  Recorded Replay will be available.

same plaza as Complete Care Chiropractic.  Please enter via front entrance which faces St. Vincent St.

 

COVID-19 PROCEDURES:

  • Our studio is 700 sq ft boasting high ceiling (approx 20ft+) and open concept allowing excellent air flow
  • Programs are spaced far apart to allow you time to pack up and exit the studio and give you dedicate store shop time, if needed prior to next program arriving.
  • If you are unwell, experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we will have a Zoom meeting virtual tune in so you don’t miss any class education, content and interaction.
  • Handwash & hand sanitizer stations available throughout the facility.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Hello! I’m Emma, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), early parenting educator, and former midwife with nearly two decades of experience supporting women/mother identified folx, children, and their families.  I help parents navigate the waters of new parenthood and the early years by fostering connection and secure attachment through up to date, evidence-based education and support.  I am thrilled to be returning to teaching classes at Serenity after a brief hiatus to get my health back on track.  Lactation consultations at Serenity are also available. Check website for details!

I am a mama to two busy boys, and a lover of nature and coffee.  I can’t wait to meet you and your littles!