Breastfeeding is significant for your baby's development and well-being.
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Breastfeeding reduces your risk of developing a number of health conditions.
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Breastfeeding reduces the cost of early parenting, and a healthier baby means more productive and relaxed parents.
Breastfeeding is one of the important ways mothers and babies develop and strengthen their connection.
Breastmilk is automatically safely prepared and ready on demand. At 3 a.m., you will really appreciate that.
Because breastfeeding is important, people often downplay its challenges. But I am certain that we can prepare parents best for success by being honest about the challenges.
Breastfeeding is a combination of instinct and learned behavior. All learned behavior takes time.
New parenthood often feels like a relentless onslaught, and that includes figuring out feeding eight to twelve times a day.
Babies are born with high needs and no sense of day and night. Most parents say the first year of parenting is the most tired they have ever been.
Birth interventions—labor inductions, epidurals, Caesarean births, etc.—are associated with more challenges with early breastfeeding.
(Note: sometimes birth interventions are necessary for the safety of the mom or baby. Life is full of trade-offs.)
Without a prenatal appointment with Sally, I would not have known what to do or been prepared. For both first time moms and second time moms, I can only recommend Sally.”
Our son is 5 months now and exclusively breastfeeding, and I still think back to helpful tips from Sally’s class from time to time. Definitely glad we took part.”
My partner and I are so glad we came to the class. In the first few days of breastfeeding, I just kept hearing Sally’s voice in my head reassuring me about what it would be like and how we would know whether things were going okay.”
I have assisted more than four hundred families with breastfeeding, so I know the challenges you are likely to face.
I keep current on research and best practices so that I can give you the best and most up-to-date information.
I am sensitive to the realities of early parenthood and all it involves for you.
Imagine your second day with your daughter. The nurses told you to wake her to eat, but you couldn't get her to wake up for six hours. Then she woke up and all she wants to do is eat. She's lost 5% of her birth weight, she's fussy, and your nipples are sore. Every feed comes at you so fast.
In that moment, you can feel anxiety bordering on panic, or you can know what it all means and what to do next. Let's prepare you for success.