Comprehensive Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
November 30, 6:30pm-9:30pm & December 1, 10:00am-1:00pm
Class is held at Dr. McLeod Chiropractic, 15 Lewis Estates Boulevard.
For people who are planning to breastfeed, and a support person, this 6 hour comprehensive and interactive class will give you all the information you need to get breastfeeding off to the best start. The basis of all our education is on using the baby’s innate instincts to facilitate breastfeeding. We will help you learn what is normal and what is not as well as products and services that support breastfeeding.
The class is led by Lee-Ann Grenier, mother of three, with over ten years experience teaching and helping mothers to breastfeed, Certified Lactation Counsellor and La Leche League leader.
This class is facilitated by Kelsey Voelker, CLC and LLL leader
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or register here.
The cost is $175 for the breastfeeding parent and support person and includes lunch, snacks and a copy of “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding”.
Some feedback on our prenatal class:
“Never have I left class of some sort (other then my prenatal class) and been completely happy & filled with so much knowledge. Thank you so much for the opportunity to go.”
“Lee-Ann is an amazing presenter! She is an eloquent speaker who focuses her dialogue on being inclusive of all genders, religions and choices. Her workshops are filled with fascinating information and won’t disappoint! I highly recommend her breastfeeding class for anyone who hopes to breastfeed or is even just interested in the process.”
Pay What You Will Clinic Day
Monday, November 26, 10am-2pm
Lactopia Clinic, 15 Lewis Estates Blvd NW, Edmonton (inside Dr McLeod Chiropractic)
We know that it can be hard to access timely and affordable breastfeeding support. Our monthly “pay what you will” day allows 4 breast/chestfeeding families to choose the amount they would like to spend. A $25 deposit holds your space at the clinic. After your one hour appointment, you decide what you’d like to pay for the service.
Visit www.lactopialactation.ca/clinic-prep to read about what to expect at a clinic appointment.
Email email@example.com to book an appointment
Weight & See Cafe
Friday, November 23, 2 – 3pm
Join us for our weekly infant feeding support group. Drop in and use our scale, then stay for conversation and support. You don’t have to be a Lactopia client or have an appointment to come. Suggested donation of $5.
Located at the Lactopia clinic, 15 Lewis Estates Blvd (inside Dr. McLeod Chiropractic)
Aspiring IBCLC –
exploring career options in the lactation field
This 5 hour, two evening seminar will give you all information you need about pursuing a career in the lactation field. We will cover the education, cost, timeline and clinical pathways required to become an IBCLC (the gold standard for lactation care) as well as alternate options for professional breastfeeding helpers. We will also discuss how Lactopia Lactation can support you in reaching those goals! There is built in time for personal goal setting and networking with others who share your passion for breastfeeding support.
The price is $55 and includes light refreshments.
Next date is TBA. Please register here to be contacted when the next class is announced.
Email Kelsey: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Beyond the Basics:
helping dyads who struggle to breastfeed
This workshop is aimed to give frontline breastfeeding supporters (doulas, midwives, nurses, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists, doctors, and breastfeeding peer supporters) an in depth, hands on opportunity to broaden their skills.
The workshop will cover the following topics:
Normal Breastfeeding and best practice.
How birth practices impact breastfeeding success.
Improving counselling skills to increase empathy and gather information.
Breastfeeding observation and assessment including; identifying tethered oral tissue (tongue and lip ties) performing cervical auscultation and suck assessment.
Common difficulties and strategies to resolve or mitigate them.
Creating an effective care plan, providing ongoing support and follow up.
Lunch and snacks will be provided, tuition is $125.
Please register here to be contacted when the next class is announced.
The Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding
This 3 hour class is geared towards birth workers and expectant parents who are interested in increasing their knowledge and awareness of common practices in childbirth and their impact on breastfeeding. We will also cover ways to mitigate and overcome interventions to get breastfeeding off to the best possible start. This class is offered as a compliment to our comprehensive prenatal class.
The price is $75 and includes light refreshments.
Email Kelsey: email@example.com to reserve your spot.
When Dyads Struggle with Breastfeeding:
Identifying and resolving breastfeeding difficulties in the neonatal period
This interactive eight hour workshop aims to improve hands on skills and abilities based on the most current research and information. The workshop is appropriate for: Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Lactation Consultants, and Doulas. CERPs are available!
The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Normal Breastfeeding and best practice
- Improving counselling skills to increase empathy and gather information
- Creating an intake process to improve success
- Breastfeeding observation and assessment; including identifying tethered oral tissue (tongue and lip ties), performing cervical auscultation and suck assessment
- Common difficulties and strategies to resolve or mitigate them
- Creating an effective care plan, providing ongoing support and follow up
- Local Resources
***Early Bird pricing of $175 is available, regular rate is $200. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.***
Class size is small so early registration is recommended. Email to be placed on the wait list for our next session. Please inquire about scholarship opportunities.
Contact Kelsey: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Ally to Advocate:
Supporting breastfeeding in your community
You are passionate about breastfeeding and helping others. This workshop covers everything you need to know to support the people in your community, from loved ones learning about breastfeeding, to creating change in the global community. We will cover how to help with out alienating, finding reliable information, when to seek outside help, breastfeeding law, and community organizing to create effective change.
The price is a suggested $25 donation and includes light refreshments.
Email Kelsey: email@example.com to be placed on the wait list for our next event.
Out and About with your Breastfed Baby
This ninety minute class is essential for pregnant and new parents (and their support people) who are curious about what is involved in getting out of the house with a new baby. We will cover; breastfeeding rights and protection, and what to do if asked to leave, move or cover up while breastfeeding. Then talk about tips and tricks for feeling confident. What to pack and what to wear, to help you nurse confidently while out and about. We will provide you with a list of resources and fun things to do with your little one. This $30 class is highly interactive and fun! Snacks will be provided. Date to be announced. Email Kelsey: firstname.lastname@example.org for wait list information.