Latch & Learn Virtual Series

LatchLearnConnect

Latch & Learn is now available online!
Join trained peer volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-11:00am as we host a virtual meet-up for breastfeeding parents to connect, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of one another.

Due to popular demand, we have added a second series to our Latch & Learn topics! Offered every Thursday at 1:00pm, 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.

Click here to view the full schedule or register below


Latch and Learn Topics Include:

Person to Parent
Adjusting to life with a baby and breastfeeding are HUGE learning curves. We want to support you through this adjustment and answer any breastfeeding questions that you have!

Latching Isn’t Easy…Ouch!
Latching and breastfeeding take practice! We can help you improve your latch, and show you new positions to breastfeed in! Mastered the latch but have other breastfeeding questions? Please join us!

It’s All About Milk Supply: Many parents wonder if their baby is getting enough! Come and learn how to build and protect your milk supply and learn about normal feeding patterns. We’re also happy to answer other breastfeeding questions!

My Friend the Moon… Nighttime Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding at night has many hidden benefits for you and your baby. Show up in your PJ’s as we discuss nighttime breastfeeding and tips for getting rest. We are also happy to chat about other breastfeeding topics!

Coping with Crying
Feeling alone with a crying baby can make any parent overwhelmed; especially when breastfeeding isn’t “working”. Learning to understand your babies crying as a type of communication takes time and patience. Join us (even if your baby is crying) to talk about this and ask breastfeeding questions!

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!  **this session is offered once every 6 weeks

Latch and Learn “Beyond the Basics” Topics Include:

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
Is your little one close to 6 months of age? Are family members wanting to feed your baby solids? Introducing solids to your baby is a very exciting parenting milestone.  Learn why breastfeeding is still the most important food your baby receives, current recommendations on solids introduction and parent tested tips on your new family dinner table!

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 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 while meeting their babies needs in public. 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!

 


Latch & Learn Registration





Monday Sept 28: Return to Work **offered once every 6 weeks**
Tuesday Sept 29: Nighttime parenting while Breastfeeding
Thursday Oct 1: Coping with Crying
Tuesday Oct 6: Person to Parent
Thursday Oct 8: Latching Isn't Easy
Tuesday Oct 13: It's all about Milk Supply
Thursday Oct 15: Nighttime Parenting while Breastfeeding
Tuesday Oct 27: Coping With Crying
Thursday Oct 29: Person to Parent
Tuesday Nov 3: Latching Isn't Easy
Thursday Nov 5: It's ALL about Milk Supply
Monday Nov 9: Return to Work/School while Breastfeeding
Tuesday Nov 10: Nighttime Parenting while Breastfeeding
Thursday Nov 12: Coping with Crying

Thursday Oct 1: When Two become Three
Thursday Oct 8: Your Breastfed Baby & the Dinner Table
Thursday Oct 15: Under One, Breastfeeding Fun!
Thursday Oct 29: Covered or Not... Public Breastfeeding
Thursday Nov 5: Breastfeeding Beyond 1 Year
Thursday Nov 12: When Two become Three


We hope to return to in-person programming soon!

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