The breastfeeding preparation class is designed to give the expectant mother the necessary confidence and knowledge in breastfeeding to ensure the best start possible. It is delivered by Dr Sinéad Gavin, a mother and a General Practitioner with a special interest in breastfeeding.
The class is suitable for all expectant mothers. Whether you are:
The earlier you consider breastfeeding the longer you have to prepare. Dr Gavin would advise anytime in the 2nd trimester (after 14 weeks of pregnancy). You should try to attend before you are 36 weeks where possible.
Yes. It is advisable to bring along the person who is going to support you on your breastfeeding journey. However if you’re support person can’t make it, please do come along anyway.
The breastfeeding education class is a half day course (9.30am-1pm)
Knocknacarra Medical Centre,
Clybaun Road Lower,
The half day course is €150 per couple
The cost covers the course for one couple. The course covers all the topics as outlined above and also allows practice with real life Lactessa Breastfeeding Dolls and other anatomical models and visual aids.
Refreshments are provided
Breastfeeding Preparation Class