Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics!

Due to popular demand, we have added a second series to our Latch & Learn topics! Offered Thursdays at 2:00pm, our “Latch & Learn Part II: Beyond the Basics” will cover questions that often arise in older breastfed babies. This series is open to everyone, though the content is aimed at parents of babies 3 months and older.

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Latch and Learn: Beyond the Basics Topics

When Two becomes Three… adding a breastfeeding baby to your relationship!
Having a baby can bring major changes to your relationship and it may seem like everyone’s role is up for renegotiation. Feelings of being left out, carrying all the responsibility for nourishing your baby and having no time for each other are common; you are not alone. Discover strategies to help you and your partner adjust to new parenthood, breastfeeding, and countless baby photos.

Breastfeeding, Babies and the Dinner Table
We know welcoming a new eater to the table is an exciting parenting milestone! Over the course of the hour we will discuss the continued importance of human milk while starting complementary foods, tips for protecting your milk supply, current WHO recommendations on the signs of solid readiness and parent tested tips on Baby Led food introduction.

Under One Breastfeeding Fun!
Is your baby teething? Are they distracted a lot when nursing? Have you gone through a nursing strike? Breastfeeding a busy, growing, moving baby presents new funny breastfeeding moments and unique challenges. Join us in discussing the ups and downs of breastfeeding a baby who is 6 months plus. If your baby is under 6 months, still come and learn about what is to come!!!

Covered or not…. Public Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding outside of the comfort of your home (or inside the home on a virtual call!) can seem very stressful. Many parents feel nervous, embarrassed, and worried about what others will think! Breastfeeding Buddies have learned strategies to breastfeed with confidence in any situation. Covered or not, join us to discuss tips, your concerns, your rights and ask questions.

Breastfeeding Beyond a Year …  Why?
“Are you STILL breastfeeding?” “Breastmilk has no benefits after a certain age….” Many parents are given misinformation and face criticism about breastfeeding their children beyond infancy. Join experienced breastfeeding buddies for a conversation about why breastfeeding beyond a year is normal and an important health decision for you and your child! Toddlers welcome!

Return to Work
Are you breastfeeding and returning to work/school soon? Are you wondering how breastfeeding and your job will work for you and your baby? Are you considering weaning, pumping or hand expressing? Come and learn some tricks about how to make the transition back to work/school while breastfeeding easier! In this session you will learn about your rights at work, breastmilk storage, and how to prepare for this new chapter in parenthood!  


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    Thursday June 23: Breastfeeding Beyond ONE
    Thursday June 30: Return to Work while Breastfeeding
    Thursday July 7: Two become Three
    Thursday July 14: Your Breastfed Baby at the Dinner Table
    Thursday July 28: Under ONE Breastfeeding FUN
    Thursday Aug 4: Public Breastfeeding


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    Please note: Space in the Breastfeeding Buddies Beyond Basics program is reserved for expecting/current parents. If you hope to observe the workshop in a professional capacity, please have a representative from your organization reach out to mbuckner@kdchc.org. Observation spaces will be considered on an extremely limited, prearranged basis only.

     

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