Preparing for your Baby
$300 (4 hours)
This package is a fantastic preparation package for you and your partner. It will give you such a great head start and a fantastic overview and understanding of what to expect in those first few weeks with your new baby. From my experience, the parents who have done a session such as this, appear to be more relaxed and seem to enjoy their experience more because of this.
By having a clear understanding of your baby’s needs, you will feel so much more confident and therefore you will really enjoy your baby whilst being prepared for some challenges that you may face along the way.
Baby Bliss Basics and Preparing for Breastfeeding/Feeding
Baby Bliss Basics:
Baby Bliss Essentials List: Discussion about basic equipment, bedding and clothing requirements and differentiating between the essentials and the nice to have but not necessaries. This includes essentials for Mums too. I am also more than happy to help you with the set-up of the bedding for your cot or bassinet.
Understanding the 4th Trimester…A time for Nurturing, Building Trust and Emotional Intelligence
The Importance of Skin-to-skin Contact
Where will you Sleep your Baby and safe sleeping?
Understanding Normal Sleep Behaviour in a Newborn, including the Sleep cycles and Phases of Sleep
How to Recognise your baby’s Tired Signs and Different Cries
The 5 ‘S’s and my Newborn Calming Techniques
Information on Winding, Colic and Gastro-intestinal Reflux
SUDI (Sudden Unexplained Death of an Infant) Prevention
Your Wellbeing, Nutrition, Prioritising and my 80/20 Rule
Demonstration of the Baby Basics eg: Putting a Nappy on, Dressing a Baby, Swaddling, Winding Techniques and Baby Bathing
Preparing for Breastfeeding:
The World Health Organisation recommends all Mum’s to breastfeed their baby’s exclusively until they are around 6 months old. This gives your baby the best possible start in life.
If however, you choose to formula feed your baby after making an informed decision, then I will be more than happy to support you and assist you with this. I want to ensure that all mothers, regardless of what feeding method you choose, get the best feeding support that you need. This is your own personal choice so I encourage you to do what feels right for you and your baby. (See the details of this session below).
Breastfeeding is such a special gift that only you can give to your baby. It takes time and practice but it is so rewarding. Although breastfeeding is a natural process, it doesn’t always come naturally. The best time to learn about breastfeeding is before your baby is born so this session will give you all the knowledge, skills and tools that you will need to be well prepared for when your precious baby arrives so that you can really enjoy your breastfeeding experience. The more knowledge you have about breastfeeding, the more confident you will feel and the more trust that you will have in this incredible process and if some challenges arise for you, you will be prepared and will know what to do or where to turn to for support.
(This session includes a link to a Google Slide presentation with full details on the process of breastfeeding that you can refer to at any time after our session as there is a lot of information to take in).
Factors for Breastfeeding Success
Benefits of Breastfeeding
10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, with Particular Focus on Demand Feeding, The Use of Supplementary or Complementary Feeds, Artificial teats and Pacifiers and Rooming In
Anatomy of the Breast
How Breastfeeding works
Understanding the Breastfeeding Process
Stages/Types of Breastmilk
10 Keys to Breastfeeding Success and the Importance of Correct Positioning and Latching of your Baby (Practical demonstration using dolls and includes a Quick Guide Handout)
How to recognise Feeding Cues
How to Hand Express
How much milk does my Baby need?
How long should my baby feed for?
How will I Know if my baby is getting enough?
How do our emotions affect our breastfeeding?
What are some common challenges with breastfeeding…
Nutritional requirements for a breastfeeding mother
Where can you get help and support with your breastfeeding
Creating a Breastfeeding Family and the important roles that you and your partner both play
What to Expect in that First 72 hours and First Six Weeks including, Feeding, Sleeping, Output and much more…
If you have made an informed decision to Formula Feed, I will talk with you about:
Equipment you will Need
How to Clean and Sterilise your Bottles Correctly
How to Prepare and Warm Formula
How much Formula will my baby need?
Feeding your Baby
If there is anything that I don’t cover in these sessions that you would like me too, just ask as I am more than happy to tailor to your specific needs.