Breastfeeding is a new learning experience for both you and your baby and even though it may come naturally to some, many of us need some guidance and extra support.

Your Breastfeeding Masterclass course is the perfect place to come to learn more about breastfeeding, get equipped and feel more encouraged and prepared. 

This is a ‘follow-on’ course from Your Birth Essentials and Beyond Your Bump courses, in which the basics of breastfeeding are covered during the breastfeeding sessions. 

Keeping You Informed: We now have new courses up on our website for early 2021. We’ve been making some changes, so that we can bring you more of what you want! You will have more opportunities to learn about having your baby, and taking care of you and your new family. Our goal is to still continue to deliver a great range of valuable courses. To achieve this, we need to begin to charge for some courses. This will enable us to expand our course offering, while maintaining the same high quality childbirth and early parenting education. Our HVDHB funded courses will remain free to women, in the Hutt Valley, who have a Community Services Card.  As of the 1st of November some courses may incur a fee, whereas bookings made prior to this date are unlikely to have incurred a fee. We remain committed to ensuring the best face-to-face training is available to you, by maintaining our small class sizes. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch,

The Team at birthEd



Your Breastfeeding Masterclass is taught by a knowledgeable, experienced Lactation Consultant.

Some of the topics covered in this 3-hour course:

  • Getting off to a great start
  • Milk production and the breastfeeding cycle
  • Skin to skin
  • The importance of exclusive breastfeeding
  • Positioning and latching your baby
  • Hunger signs, how often?, cluster feeding and growth spurts
  • What to expect while establishing breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding beyond your hospital stay – Your Breastfeeding Plan
  • Expressing and storage of breastmilk
  • How to avoid some common problems 
  • Your baby’s normal behaviours
  • Taking care of YOU!
  • Where to get more support
  • What support partners can do 

Support partners are welcome!

It is recommended that you first attend the 2 hour breastfeeding basics session during Your Birth Essentials and Beyond Your Bump antenatal courses, before attending this more advanced session.

Your Breastfeeding Master Course is $40.00 for you and your support partner (if you’ve had your baby, then they are certainly welcome too!)

Please click the book now button and use PayPal to complete your purchase and register on a course.

If you do not find a course available, then please do let us know by emailing us at