New to Bounty?
The nurturing instinct of new parents often leads them to focus heavily on their baby’s feeding. Is she feeding enough? Too much? Are we doing it right?
Breastfeeding classes aim is to provide expectant parents with the knowledge and confidence to successfully breastfeed. One of the most important skills that a new baby and mother have to learn together is how to position and attach baby to the breast.
Kate Mortensen, manager of the Australian Breastfeeding Association‘s Lactation Resource Centre says learning about breastfeeding before your baby is born can be the first step to helping you to reach your breastfeeding goals. For some mums, it can be quite overwhelming to start learning the basics of breastfeeding during the period when both mother and baby are recovering from the birth.
“There is a misconception in the community that breastfeeding comes naturally, but there are many barriers to breastfeeding,” explains Kate. “Breastfeeding is actually a learned skill and the vast majority of mothers need help along the way.”
Breastfeeding is a learned skill.
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