Breastfeeding & Newborn Parenting
Course on the Central Coast
Preparing for Baby is an evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting course that will provide you with knowledge and skills to start your journey with confidence.
There is no end to parenting advice, some of it can be helpful, and other times it can just lead to confusion. The truth is that there is no “one size fits all solution” when it comes to parenting; it takes time to feel confident parenting your baby. Recognising this before your baby arrives can help to avoid resorting to rigid practices that may negatively impact your baby’s development.
It is ideal if both parents attend this course together. If you are solo parenting, you may wish to bring a friend or close support. They say, “it takes a village to raise a child”, and it helps if the people closest to you understand how to support you.
This 3-hour course is divided into 3 sections.
Your newborn baby
Navigating parenthood-skills to thrive
Breastfeeding is natural, but it is also a learned behaviour. Starting off with knowledge of what to expect in the early days and weeks is an important first step to success.
You will learn:
- Health benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby
- Breastfeeding basics; attachment and positioning
- How to know your baby is getting enough milk
- Partner support during breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding challenges, how to recognise problems and where to seek support
Your Newborn Baby
Discover parenting strategies to nurture your baby’s physical and emotional development sensitively.
- The first week-expectations, behavioural and physical changes
- Physical and emotional needs of babies.
- Cue based parenting- how to know what your baby needs
- The science of infant sleep
- Crying- why babies cry and how to sensitively respond
- Settling techniques
- Dads/Partners- bonding with your baby
Becoming a parent may be the most incredible thing you have ever done, but there may also be challenges along the way. In this section, you will develop strategies for thriving, including recognising problems and identifying resources to support you.
Central Coast Preparing For Baby Class Schedule
The Preparing for Baby course is a 1:1 private course that I run as a home visit or via Zoom. The session runs for approximately 3 hours, with plenty of time for questions and disucssion specific to your needs.
This course is ideal to attend from 34 weeks. Many parents like to attend when they begin their maternity leave.
The cost of attending the course is $250 per couple. Bank transfer or credit card accepted.
Sessions can be scheduled in the afternoon or evening on a Wednesday or Friday, or during the day on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.
Please email Kate to organise a session time. A registration form will be emailed to you to complete your booking.