Lactation Classes At Birth Center Stone Oak

Breastfeeding is one of the most important aspects of childcare and the greatest nutritional gift a mother can offer to her child. Breastfeeding has countless benefits for both the mother and the child. WHO recommends mothers start breastfeeding within an hour of the child being born and continue exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of life.

That being said, breastfeeding isn’t equally easy for all mothers, and some might need a little extra help to do it right, which is completely okay! That is why we recommend lactation classes such as those offered by Birth Center Stone Oak.

Importance Of Lactation Classes

Having a lactation expert can be beneficial to mothers for the following reasons:

  1. Taking lactation classes by a certified expert is the best source of information a mother can get! While there may be plenty of tips and advice on the internet and from those around you, it might not always be accurate. These classes help you stay informed via a credible source.
  2. These classes teach you the proper method of latching and breastfeeding; which helps ensure adequate supply and prevents pain and discomfort associated with breastfeeding.
  3. If you’re having a specific problem, a lactation consultant would be able to better diagnose and treat the problem.

What Do You Learn In These Types Of Classes?

During lactation classes, you will learn the basic physiology behind lactation, how it works, and why it’s important. Along with that, you will learn the tips and tricks of proper breastfeeding and what you can do to ensure you’re producing enough milk and that your baby is being satisfied.

You’ll learn about common problems that may arise during breastfeeding and what you can do to tackle them.

Benefits Of Taking Lactation Classes:

There are a number of reasons why taking lactation classes may be a good idea, especially for a first-time mama!

  1. Helps mothers identify the benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and baby. This makes them more receptive to the idea and encourages them to breastfeed and not give up soon!
  2. Gives guidance on breastfeeding tips and techniques; which might prevent a number of problems for mothers.
  3. Offers solutions for breastfeeding problems such as mastitis, breast abscess, or poor latch.
  4. Helps with information on pumping; when to do it, how often you should do it, etc.
  5. Improves breastfeeding outcomes for both the mother and the baby.

Classes at Birth Center Stone Oak:

Our lactation class, taught by an (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is offered on an as-needed basis. Registration is required for these classes; please call 210-481-7549 for information and class prices.