Positive Breastfeeding Workshop 3 hours Small Group

Westmead Hospital offers three different breastfeeding courses:

  • Positive Breastfeeding Workshop 3 hours Small Group (Face to Face and Online)
  • Breastfeeding Information Session FREE 2 hours Large Group (Face to Face and Online)
  • Breastfeeding Education for Pregnant Women with Diabetes FREE

Each of the courses are explained in detail below.


Positive Breastfeeding Workshop 3 hours Small Group (Face to Face and Online)

This interactive course will be presented face to face in the education block at Westmead Hospital. You do have the option to attend this course online through Zoom from home. However we encourage you to attend face to face to get most out of the program.

The comprehensive Positive Breastfeeding Workshop runs for three hours. Held either on a Friday evening 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturday afternoon 1.00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Ideal for: women and their partner attending the Positive Birth Course Online, women who have had previous difficulties breastfeeding, or women who require additional information not provided in other programs.

 

Maximum of nine couples in each course to ensure you have plenty of opportunity to interact and ask questions.

 

Topics include

  • Understanding how breastfeeding works
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • Signs of successful breastfeeding
  • Normal behaviours for breastfed babies
  • Identifying possible breastfeeding problems and what to do
  • Where to get help
  • Partner’s role - a key to successful breastfeeding
  • Diet, medications and alcohol with breastfeeding
  • Feeling confident

Cost

  • Free if you have booked a Saturday or Sunday Positive Birth and Parenting Workshop
  • $35.00 for women birthing at Westmead Public Hospital
  • $65.00 for women birthing somewhere else

Bookings Essential: 1 ticket per couple

For class dates and bookings please see our Eventbrite page

Positive Breastfeeding workshop - book now 
For further information email wslhd-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au


Breastfeeding Information Session FREE 2 hours Large Group (Face to Face and Online)

Our free breastfeeding information session is open to a larger audience of up to 40 people. This information session will be presented face to face in the education block at Westmead Hospital and via Zoom from the comfort of your home. Face to Face tickets are limited due to COVID-19.

These sessions run for two hours. Held twice a month, on either a Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 am – 12 noon.

You may be about to become a mother for the first time or you may have had previous difficulties breastfeeding. The breastfeeding information sessions aim to answer all of your questions and explain any myths that you may have heard regarding breastfeeding your baby

Topics

  • Why breastfeeding is important and the risks of not breastfeeding
  • How your breasts make milk- supply and demand
  • Skin to skin contact and the first feed
  • Feeding cues and when to feed baby
  • Positioning and attachment of baby at the breast
  • Rooming in- staying close to baby
  • Normal newborn behaviour
  • Signs baby is feeding well
  • Normal weight changes for baby and breast changes for mum
  • Community supports
  • Returning to work- expressing breast milk
  • Impact of dummies and bottle feeding on breastfeeding
  • Common breastfeeding problems
  • Contraception

Bookings Essential: 1 ticket per person
For class dates and bookings please see our Eventbrite page

book free Breastfeeding information session 
For further information email wslhd-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au


Breastfeeding Education for Pregnant Women with Diabetes FREE

You need to have diabetes and be at least 34 weeks pregnant to attend this education session.

These sessions run fortnightly on Thursdays for one hour from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This education session is conducted face to face only.

This breastfeeding workshop is designed to give you the right information and support for breastfeeding your baby and is facilitated by a member of the lactation team. It will provide additional information that is not provided in other programs.

Topics:

  • How to prepare for breastfeeding
  • Expressing and storing your breast milk prior to baby's birth
  • Postnatal care of diabetic women
  • How to manage your diabetes in labour
  • What happens to you and your baby after birth
  • What happens if my baby needs to go to the Special Care Nursery

Bookings Essential:
For class dates and bookings please see our Eventbrite page

book breastfeeding education for pregnant women with diabetes 
or email wslhd-westmead-parentingeducation@health.nsw.gov.au