Free Thursday morning breastfeeding information session
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Free Thursday morning breastfeeding information session

Free Thursday morning breastfeeding information session

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Westmead Hospital

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Hawkesbury Road

Westmead, NSW 2145

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

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

These sessions run for 2 hours once a month on a Thursday from 9.30-11.30am.

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 baby

  • Positioning and attachment of baby at the breast

  • Rooming in- staying close to baby

  • Normal newborn behavior

  • 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









Remember to bring a drink and small snack with you to the information session.

There is also refreshments available from Zouki café, level 2.

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Westmead Hospital

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC)

Hawkesbury Road

Westmead, NSW 2145

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