Today I am giving an inside look at what its like to attend a class with Lactation Link! With the help of many, I was able to hold a “Friends of Lactation Link” event a few weeks ago to bring you these images. Special thanks to Lizzy Jean Photography for these beautiful photos, Kortney Humphrey for event design, and all my vendors and attendees! Pay close attention to the promo codes throughout this post where you can get exclusive discounts on the items used in my courses.
Meet and Greet
As the guests arrive, I love meeting all of you and hearing the excitement about due dates and baby preparation. The attendees grab a Lactation Link notecard (designed by the talented bydawnnicole) and flip through a few of my chatbooks of the Lactation Link instagram account (where all my daily tips are shared).
At the start of every class I give a little background on my certifications and training (IBCLC certified). The attendees also get a chance to introduce themselves so they feel comfortable interacting throughout the course.
You will have access to a baby doll during the positioning portion of the course. I will teach you the basics of five different breastfeeding positions and have you demonstrate them back to me. This portion gives Moms so much more confidence going in as positioning can be a big concern in the first few days postpartum.
Fact or Fiction
During this portion of the course, I present frequently asked questions from my clients. You decide whether the statement is fact or fiction and then I give you my answer and rationale.
Once my presentation is complete, additional time is for group and individual questions. This is a great time to clarify information presented and ask something specific.
Giveaways and Class grab bags
Perks of the in-person course are the fun giveaways and grab bag provided! The items vary from class to class! For this class we had adorable bows from Anzanas Treasures, sophisticated baby boy bow ties from Little Mr Ties, a Sewsara name blanket voucher, and Lillemer buds breast heat packs.
Anzanas Treasures – baby girl head bands/bows, ‘LACTATIONLINK’ for 20% off
Little Mr Ties – baby boy bow ties, use ‘LACTATIONLINK’ for 25% off (6/4 ONLY!), not valid on custom bow ties
Sewsara – minky name blanket ‘LACTATIONLINK’, free shipping
Lillemer – breast heat packs ‘LACLINK’, 15% off purchase
Chatbooks – 6X6 scrapbook of instagram pictures and captions, use code ‘KFGZG7F6’ to get your FIRST BOOK FREE
By Dawn Nicole – Use code SAVE20 to get her adult coloring ebook “Color Me Inspired” for just $8. I love her designs!
Attending a class
I offer in-person and online breastfeeding classes. My in-person classes are held in Highland, UT and taught in the Breastfeeding Basics format. I offer online classes via Google Hangouts. An Internet connection is all that is required to access the courses from anywhere! Online classes are offered in the formats of ‘Breastfeeding Basics’, ‘Intermediate Breastfeeding’, and ‘Returning to Work and Breastfeeding’. You can read any of my course descriptions here and here.
When should I take a class?
One of the most frequently asked questions on my IG account! The answer is: anytime after 12 weeks gestation is an excellent time to begin taking my courses. You will take notes throughout that you will study several times before delivery. Putting it off to the last few weeks you risk running out of time or delivering early unexpectedly. I had a client who said, “Learning to breastfeed without preparation is like trying to master a sport without practicing first!”
You can access reviews of my breastfeeding classes and lactation services in the testimonial section of the website or on instagram by searching the hashtag #lactationlinkreview . I really love when people stay engaged on the instagram page! Top followers (liking, commenting, sharing, tagging) receive surprise gifts from time to time and I hold great giveaways for moms and moms-to-be!
See you in class! ~ Lindsey, RN, IBCLC
If you aren’t ready for a class just yet, you can start off with my e-mail course! Click the image below for more info.
LACTATIONLINK PHOTO SHOOT EVENT SPONSORS
For the photoshoot, we had grab bags with some Mommy pamper items, thanking attendees for their time and support. I thought I would share the items with you:
Aubergine & Co. (Orem, UT) Provided a free smoothie voucher! If you are local to Utah and haven’t checked out this health food spot in Utah County, run don’t walk! From creative salads to nutrient-rich smoothie bowls, they have healthy and delicious dialed in. They offer specials for their instagram followers.
CocoLavish (online) Provided a deluxe sample of her lime and sugar body scrub. I love her products that are all natural and blended with essential oils! The natural deodorant is my personal favorite and I use it everyday. Use code ‘lactationlink’ for 10% off – she rarely does discounts!
Sweet Saltwater Designs (online) Provided personalized necklaces for my attendees. I was first introduced to them during the Bright Night event and their jewelry is beautiful and modern! Totally customizable and a perfect gift for yourself and all the women in your life. Use code ‘LACTATIONLINK’ for 15% off through 6/7.
Pureza Spa (Orem, UT) Provided some deluxe beauty samples. They know their stuff when it comes to beauty products, styling, and service! This month they are running two “special packages”. First, the Father’s Day package, which includes a facial, men’s cut and style, and a wax of your choice for $100. Also a Summer Express package which includes a facial, manicure, and pedicure for $88. These services can be used in one visit or several.
Jojo’s Chocolate Bark (online) Provided a sample of their delicious product. This company began when a breast cancer survivor was looking for a way to eat healthier but still satisfy that sweet tooth. The dark chocolate bark is mixed with nuts and dried fruit for an awesome taste and energy boost. Use code ‘lactationlink’ for 10% off your order.
Jamberry Nail wraps (online) Provided an accent nail sheet. These stick on nail wraps can be applied quickly and last for up to ten days! They come in a huge variety of designs. Right now, you can get Buy 3, Get 1 Free. When you buy 3 you will also get a free Jamberry essentials kit and a free accent nail sheet with every order. Only with the above link!