Course topics include:
Anatomy of the breast; Hormones; Baby’s stomach capacity and common misinformation about baby’s needs
Stages of lactations; colostrum, engorgement and mature milk.
Normal breastfeeding patterns: First 24 hours; First 3 days; First two weeks; Up to six months
How to know when baby is getting enough. Over- and undersupply; baby’s hunger cues; satiety cues.
Common challenges: Resolving breast engorgement; hand-expression; nipple or breast pain; mastitis (preventing and resolving); slow weight gain; low milk supply; tongue-tie; oversupply
Hypoglycemia and jaundice
Delayed onset of milk coming in.
Booby traps: nipple shields; swaddling; pacifiers; bottles; supplemental milk.
How Labor and Birth Interventions Impact Breastfeeding and what to do about it: IVs in labor, epidural use; cesarean, Pitocin, postpartum hemorrhage; separation of mother and baby.
Formula: How to know when it’s necessary; how to use it; which are among the best quality worldwide and what to avoid.
Your Breastfeeding Rights – in society and the workplace
Baby-led weaning; Mother-led weaning
Videos of proper latch technique.
When to get support.