Breastfeeding Information Session 2022 (Face to Face)

Breastfeeding Information Session 2022 (Face to Face)

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$10

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Westmead Hospital

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Hawkesbury Road

Westmead, NSW 2145

Australia

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Breastfeeding Information Session - large group - online

About this event

Westmead Women’s and Newborn Health offer a breastfeeding information session which you are invited to attend.

YOU MUST BE BIRTHING YOUR BABY AT WESTMEAD HOSPITAL TO BOOK INTO THIS PROGRAM

These sessions run for two hours twice per month on a Tuesday or a Thursday from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. With the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. We cater up to 40 bookings in this session.

If you require a more interactive workshop we encourage you to book the Friday Night or Saturday Afternoon Positive Breastfeeding workshop https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/breastfeeding-information-session-10808435114

If you have diabetes we also recommend that you attend our Breastfeeding education for pregnant women with diabetes session held on a Thursday from 12 pm - 1.00 pm. This is a FREE session in addition to the Breastfeeding Information Session. Please ask your educator if you require additional information.

Who will benefit from this Breastfeeding information session?

You may be about to become a mother for the first time or you may have had previous difficulties breastfeeding. The breastfeeding information sessions aim to answer all of your questions and explain any myths that you may have heard regarding breastfeeding your baby.

What is covered in the information session?

  • Why breastfeeding is important and the risks of not breastfeeding
  • How your breasts make milk- supply and demand
  • Skin-to-skin contact and the first feed
  • Feeding cues and when to feed the baby
  • Positioning and attachment of baby at the breast
  • Rooming in- staying close to baby
  • Normal newborn behaviour
  • Signs baby is feeding well
  • Normal weight changes for baby and breast changes for mum
  • Community supports
  • Returning to work- expressing breast milk
  • Impact of dummies and bottle feeding on breastfeeding
  • Common breastfeeding problems
  • Contraception

please feel free to bring a partner or support person with you- there is no need for them to have a ticket, you just need to get one for yourself. The ticket cost is $10.00 (for two people).

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