Learn The Basics Before You Meet Your Baby

Learn The Basics Before You Meet Your Baby

Peer Supporters provide up to date and relevant information to mothers to be and families during their antenatal period at antenatal clinics. If families prefer a peer supporter can carry out a home visit to ensure families receive the key information before their baby is born.

Antenatal Workshops

There’s a lot to learn in a short space of time when you’re meeting your bundle of joy – so it helps to be prepared. Breastfeeding Together take the bookings for 6 different antenatal workshops which run across the borough on different days and at different venues.

  • Nurturing the Needs of your Bump and Baby is a two hour session run by midwives and peer supporters
  • Labour & Birth is a three hour session run by midwives
  • Breastfeeding Workshop is a two hour session run by midwives and peer supporters
  • Getting It Right For You And Your Baby is a two hour session run by the health visiting team
  • Grandparents Workshop is a two hour session run by peer supporters
  • Journey to Parenthood is a 90 minute session run by peer supporters

Nurturing the Needs of your Bump and Baby Workshop

The Nurturing the Needs of your Bump & Baby workshop helps give parents a greater understanding of their unborn baby’s development. It will provide parents with the chance to learn about the baby’s social and emotional development and how to respond to their baby’s cues. It will help make parents aware of the benefits of responsive feeding, skin to skin contact, breastfeeding, responsive parenting and importance of safe sleep.

  • Understanding why a close and loving relationship is important between you and your baby
  • What if your baby is born early?
  • How to build a relationship with your baby
  • Responding to your baby’s needs
  • The importance of closeness with your baby
  • Why skin-to-skin contact with your baby is important
  • Responsive feeding
  • Different feeding methods
  • The importance of keeping your baby in the same room.

 

Labour & Birth Workshop

  • Signs of labour
  • Birth
  • Pain relief
  • Care of your baby including bathing and nappy changes
  • Safe sleep
  • Feeding methods
  • Question and answer session

 

Breastfeeding Workshop

The Breastfeeding workshop will provide you with the key points on how to breastfeed your baby. The session will give you the chance to learn about responsive feeding for both mum and baby and learn about baby’s feeding cues. During the session a peer supporter will provide a demonstration of the composition of breastmilk. Parents will gain a greater understanding of baby’s stomach sizes at different ages and learn more about what to expect about baby’s wet and dirty nappies.

  • Importance of skin-to-skin contact
  • Responsive feeding
  • Feeding positions
  • Hand expression
  • Hormones involved in milk production
  • How to fit breastfeeding into everyday life
  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Pain free positioning and attachment
  • Value of support
  • What to expect in the first week of breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding problems and solutions

 

Getting It Right For You And Your Baby Workshop

  • Attachment and bonding
  • Why it is important to develop a good relationship with your baby
  • What can I do to help build this important relationship
  • Learning more about your baby
  • Soothing a crying baby
  • Containment – things to try
  • Playing and talking with your baby
  • Baby time out signals
  • Feeding your baby

 

Grandparents Workshop – What To Expect When Your Children Are Expecting

Parents, grandparents, family and friends form a child’s first relationship. From their first moments of life, babies depend on family to protect them and provide for their needs.

This workshop will provide practical information for grandparents, highlight their importance during both the antenatal and postnatal period, and show how their support can have a positive impact on the new baby and their family.

  • Responding to your grandchild’s needs
  • Breastfeeding: fact vs fiction
  • Formula feeding – what’s changed?
  • Responsive feeding
  • Newborn behaviour/routines
  • Safe sleep
  • Introducing solid foods

Journey to Parenthood – are you and your partner expecting  baby?

Would you like to know more and find out what to expect throughout pregnancy and what life will be like as a new parent.  Your role is so important to your partner and baby, being prepared can make all the difference.  Come along to this session designed especially for parents to ensure you’re in the know and ready for the birth of your child.

Is your partner thinking of breastfeeding ?

This session will provide practical information for partners to be in a relaxed and informative environment.  Come along and meet other partners, and have your questions answered.

The sessions will include:

  • Antenatal Bonding
  • Role of a Partner
  • Baby Brain Development
  • Newborn Behaviour/routines
  • Breastfeeding! How can I help?

Click to book your spot on our popular antenatal courses.