Being a new parent can be stressful and many new families have periods of feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Mindfulness in Breastfeeding can be a useful tool to enable you to get the most from your breastfeeding journey, using what we know about how our emotional and physical bodies connect.
Using mindfulness techniques, we can teach ourselves to move to a more calm and relaxed state, which allows our body to repair and recover at a cellular level, imperative for postnatal recovery. Being in a calmer state also allows parents to make better decisions, trust their instincts and calm the flight or flight response when it comes to parenting.
Oxytocin (the LOVE hormone) plays a large part in lactation, and this can only be released at its best when we are in a state of relaxation and calm.
Using mindful breastfeeding has been shown to increase milk supply and pumping output, enable parents to be more relaxed, have confidence in their parenting abilities and enjoy time with their baby more.
During a Mindful Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop, we include discussion of your own story of breastfeeding,
the biology of breastfeeding, latch, support networks, safe sleeping and the use of relaxation.
I can provide a private one to one antenatal consultation in your home.
All Antenatal consultations & workshops booked include a copy Emma Pickett’s book ‘You’ve Got it in You: A Positive Guide to Breastfeeding for you to keep.
As a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner, I offer Mindful Breastfeeding to all my postnatal clients. Depending on your wishes, this may involve affirmations, guided visualisations and other mindfulness tools.
In addition, I offer a Postnatal Mindful Breastfeeding Workshop. This is a 2 hour session with a maximum of 6 breastfeeding dyads in attendance. This will be a space to share your journey, have some dedicated relaxation time for you and your baby, including guided meditations and writing your own affirmations. There will also be an opportunity to speak with me 1:1 about any concerns you may have.
One to One Mindful Breastfeeding Antenatal Consultation : £50
Mindful Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop : £25
(maximum of 4 couples)
Mindful Breastfeeding Postnatal Workshop: £25
All prices are inclusive of travel. A 50% deposit is required to secure face to face consultation. Remaining payment can be made by Card or Cash following consultation.
Full payment must be made prior to appointment for online consultation & workshops .
If you are a practitioner working with antenatal clients and would like to add a Mindful Breastfeeding session to your antenatal classes, please email email@example.com to discuss