Upcoming Events

Lactopia Lactation is excited to announce the expansion of our business to include prenatal breastfeeding classes and educational opportunities for professionals who are beginning and  continuing lactation education.


Comprehensive Prenatal Class

 

Sunday January 7, 2018       Grow Center: 10516 82 ave, Edmonton

https://www.growonwhyte.com/contact

10:00am-4:00pm

This six 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

Email info@lactopialactation.ca for further information,

or register at http://www.lactopialactation.ca/services/events/prenatal-class-registration-form/

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 wont disappoint! I highly recommend her breastfeeding class for anyone who hopes to breastfeed or is even just interested in the process.”

Beyond the Basics; helping dyads who struggle to breastfeed

Saturday January 27th, 2018        Grow Center: 10516 82 ave, Edmonton

https://www.growonwhyte.com/contact

10:30am – 4:00pm

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.

Aspiring IBCLC – exploring career options in the lactation field

This 2.5 hour 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 $35 and includes light refreshments.

Email Kelsey: kelsey@lactopialactation.ca for information on upcoming class dates.

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: kelsey@lactopialactation.ca 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: kelsey@lactopialactation.ca

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: kelsey@lactopialactation.ca 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: kelsey@lactopialactation.ca for wait list information.

 

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