There is a 2 hour breastfeeding basics session as part of birthEd’s 9-week or 4-week antenatal course.

This course is an add-on to that and focuses more on breastfeeding help and support and is taught by a Lactation Specialist.

Some of the topics covered in 3-hour course:

  • Breastfeeding help and support
  • Breastfeeding Plan
  • Problem solving – sore nipples, mastitis etc.
  • Skin to skin (kangaroo care)
  • Hand expressing

This is a FREE course, but only to those living in the Hutt Valley as it is funded by the HVDHB.  It is advised that you will have first attended the 2 hour breastfeeding basics session (part of the antenatal course) before attending this more advanced session.