Research has shown that maternal confidence plays an important role in both a mom’s decision to breastfeed as well as how long she breastfeeds! Prenatal education will provide you with the information, tools, and resources needed to feel confident as you begin your feeding journey!
2. Newborn babies eat at least 8-12 times per day!
Out of everything you will do for your newborn baby, feeding is by far, the most important and time-consuming aspect of caring for a new baby! Your newborn baby will eat at least 8-12 times per day in the early months. Knowing when and how to do so ahead of time will bring much comfort.
3. Be prepared when issues arise!
Breastfeeding challenges are common! A class will cover what to do if baby doesn’t latch right away, as well as when and where to find help if any other issues should come up.
4. Hospital lactation support is limited.
As knowledgeable as in-hospital lactation consultants are, they cover a floor full of patients and cannot possibly go over everything you need to know before going home.
5. Learn how to know if baby is getting enough
The number one concern among new parents is: “Is my baby getting enough?” When breastfeeding, you won’t be able to know exactly how much your baby took! Learn what to look for at home to feel reassured about your milk supply and how much milk your baby is getting.