Prenatal Breastfeeding Essentials: Building Confidence for Parents

$50.00

Join our intimate, 1-day class designed in a supportive group format as we prepare for the journey of breastfeeding! Led by Ashley Kirkland, RN, BSN, IBCLC, this prenatal course is designed for expectant parents seeking a comprehensive understanding of breastfeeding. From the basics of lactation to practical tips for the early postpartum period, Ashley will cover infant feeding fundamentals, latch techniques, common challenges, and effective troubleshooting strategies. Gain confidence in nurturing and nourishing your newborn with patience and support.

Date:Wednesday July 24th 

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Cost per couple: $50

Capacity: 8 couples

 

Prepare yourself for a smooth breastfeeding experience from the start. Join us and empower yourself with the knowledge and skills needed for successful breastfeeding.

 

A note from Ashley Kirkland

I am a Registered Nurse and a proud mother of 5 boys, three here on earth and two angels in heaven. My journey into lactation support began when my first son required a week-long NICU stay. The Lactation Consultant during that time not only empowered me to breastfeed him but also equipped me with invaluable tools that allowed us to bring him home earlier than expected. Her guidance inspired me to pursue a career in lactation support.

After breastfeeding my own children and cultivating a deep passion for assisting others, I became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). In addition to my nursing background, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Wellness Management. With 12 years of experience as an RN, I approach lactation support by assessing the needs of both mother and baby holistically, providing evidence-based care tailored to their unique circumstances.

In addition to my clinical work, I teach breastfeeding classes where I empower parents with knowledge and practical skills to achieve their breastfeeding goals. I am dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your breastfeeding journey, whatever your aspirations may be.

- Ashley 

https://thelactationrn.com/

 

Taking a breastfeeding class before your baby is born is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Preparation: Learn breastfeeding techniques and best practices before your baby arrives, boosting your confidence.

  2. Education: Understand potential challenges like latching issues or milk supply concerns, and learn how to overcome them.

  3. Support Network: Connect with other expecting parents and build a supportive community.

  4. Partner Involvement: This class encourages partners to attend, educating them on how to support you during breastfeeding.

  5. Access to Resources: Gain access to our lactation consultant, Ashley, and support groups, invaluable if issues arise post-birth.

  6. Confidence Boost: Being prepared and knowledgeable enhances your confidence as you embark on your breastfeeding journey.

Taking this breastfeeding class will prepare you for the realities of breastfeeding, equipping you with the skills and support needed for a successful experience.