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Lactation Link January Breastfeeding Basics Class + Promo Codes

By | Breastfeeding support, Classes, community breastfeeding support, Media

Wow! I had an incredible time teaching our January in-person breastfeeding class in Lehi, Utah at the Loft at Brick Canvas presented by Lillemer, Lil Buds breast comfort packs. We enjoyed meeting so many moms and partners excited to learn about how to make their breastfeeding experience a positive one. “Creating Confident Moms” is my mission statement at Lactation Link and we love helping moms find their confidence through breastfeeding education!

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding suppliesFrom one of our attendees:

“I’m a second time mama, and I still learned things that I didn’t know with my first baby! And even though nursing went well with baby #1 its still great to get a refresher course (and the handout!) to be able to refer back to. I’m excited to also get the video breastfeeding classes and learn even more. Thank you for being so awesome and for a fabulous event!” ~Emma

lactstionlink026In addition to our breastfeeding class, hands-on practice, and Q&A time, each of our attendees walked away with grab bags worth over $150, a lunch from Blue Lemon and a whole new support network including new friends and four lactation professionals!  Here’s my team of educators, they also help us have good coverage for in-person and online consults!  You can book with one of us here.

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L to R: Lacey Parr CLEC, Stephanie Hadfield IBCLC, Lindsey Shipley IBCLC, Kristin Gourley IBCLC

Shannon Weight Photography was there to capture the event for us, and did a fantastic job!  Check her out for maternity,   newborn, and lifestyle photography in UT and Salt Lake County! You can get $30 off  a full session in 2017 if you book by March 19th! Email her at weightphotography@gmail.com.  

Our venue was phenomenal. We loved having our class at the Loft at Brick Canvas at Thanksgiving Point. The classy backdrop was ideal for our class and we couldn’t have asked for better service. Thanks Brick Canvas for being such great hosts!

Grab bags

We were so happy to be able to work with such wonderful sponsors to contribute to our event and help keep ticket costs down! Lillemer, Lil Buds breast comfort packs was our headlining sponsor. We have loved them from the beginning because of the comfort they can bring to engorgement, plugged ducts, and more!  They can be used for heating or cooling packs and are made of lavender and flaxseed.

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Our grab bags were valued at over $150 and each one included all these goodies!

Blanqi leggings. These are made particularly for expecting and new moms with a supportive waist band while still being slim and stylish.

We were super excited to share Bamboobies with our moms. They are a great option for nursing pads – comfortable and reusable!  You can save 20% using code ‘LLINK20’ on their site.

Loved giving Lillemer’s Lil Buds to each one of our moms.  Use code ‘LLINK’ for 10% off on their site.

Milkful Lactation Oat Bars supplied some awesome bars for our mamas. They are so yummy and good for mama and baby! You can use the code ‘LLINK’ for 15% off your order at Milkful if you missed the class or need to stock up again. ?

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding and baby suppliesSweet n Swag also included a pair of infant moccasins in every grab bag. You can use code ‘LLINK’ for 15% off total purchase on their site.

Undercover Mama also gave out their classic nursing tank (that attaches to any bra!). Use code LLINK for 20% off anything in their online store, we really love their nursing dress!

Persnickety Prints provided our wonderful class outlines. They print newborn announcements, memory books, calendars, and more! Use code ‘LLINK10’ for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more.  They ship right to your door!

Chatbooks  You can also use the code ‘LLINK’ to get your first book free!

Blue Lemon also gave our attendees some swag to take home and provided a delicious lunch.

If you couldn’t make it to class you can still win one of these grab bags here!

Class instruction

The main event! My presentation is jam-packed with the best research-based breastfeeding tips and tricks. This includes info on the first feed, how to latch, how to hand-express and more! One tip I shared in class is how crucial skin-to-skin contact is right after birth and beyond. I reminded our attendees that as soon as baby is born (for most moms and babies), baby can be laid on your tummy. Research shows this is the best way for baby to transition to life outside the womb!  Vital signs can be taken on mama’s chest and measurements, footprints, and baths can wait. This information can be an empowering tool for moms to initiate breastfeeding in a natural, progressive way.

lactstionlink044Here is what one mom had to say about the class instruction,

“This was amazing. I couldn’t even compare it to the breastfeeding class I took before I had my first. There was so much useful information and helped me feel so much more prepared!” ~Megan

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Our attendees love taking notes on the provided class outline, printed by Persnickety Prints.

Another attendee commented:

“I thought it was the best thing I’ve done, education wise, in my pregnancy so far! It was so incredibly helpful and I’m so excited to buy the video breastfeeding classes!”

Mingling & Photo booth

We don’t like to let pregnant mamas sit too long, so we had a break to stretch our legs and take some fun pics!

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

We love having moms and babies in our class!

Hands-on-learning

We were super excited to have so many moms in class. In order for every mom to get individual hands-on practice, we broke out into four groups led by IBCLCs and lactation educators.

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Lacey Parr CLEC hogging all the babies!

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

Practicing with the Ergobaby nursing pillow – supports skin-to-skin positioning!

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

Stephanie Hadfield IBCLC leading her breakout group!

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

Here I am answering questions and getting to know my Lactation Link Moms!  {Ergobaby nursing pillow}

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

Kristin Gourley IBCLC discussing cup feeding with her breakout group

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in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

Interactive learning experience

We make sure that our attendees are able to have time to ask their questions. Making sure our community of moms feels supported and heard is a big part of who we are. From one attendee, “I loved that I felt comfortable to ask questions before, during and after class.”

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

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Lunch + meeting moms

Pregnant mamas, new mamas…we all need to EAT well and Blue Lemon hit the spot! The food was amazing and we loved having more opportunity to talk with moms one-on-one and answer more questions.

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in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.

More classes and events

If you couldn’t make it to this class, we have you covered! You can check out our video breastfeeding classes. You can watch them anytime, anywhere, from any smart device.  You can also enter our giveaway of two of our amazing class grab bags {each one valued at $150!}

Our next in-person class is in Lehi again on May 6th, register now!

Come see us at the Empowering Fearless Birth event On February 18th in Sandy, Utah. We’ll have some awesome giveaways there! You can come meet more of the team and get some exclusive promos. I’ll also be leading a discussion there. Don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo Lindsey Shipley + The Lactation Link Team

in-person breastfeeding class with lactation link + promo codes for breastfeeding supplies. Get access to a free breastfeeding course to get you started on your breastfeeding journey.I’ve also created a free e-mail course to help you get breastfeeding started on the right foot! Click the image below to get started.

Learn breastfeeding tips and tricks on Lactation Link's free e-course.

Feature: Jane.com

By | Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding support, Features, Media, Uncategorized

img_6538-jpgWe are teaming up with Jane.com this week to talk about the best in maternity clothes and of course, breastfeeding tips and tricks.

We had a great time doing a Facebook Live Q & A session with Jane. You can see the full video here.

I’m sharing my Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips on their blog. One tip is about how to best utilize skin to skin contact with baby. Learn more on their site. Let me know what you think about the tips in the comments.

I also picked my favorite maternity and nursing products with them this week. Check out my picks on their site.

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Lactation Link featured on Romper

By | Breastfeeding, breastfeeding tips, Features, Media

Today, one of our IBCLCs, Kristin Gourley is answering questions about breastfeeding on Romper. She writes about the interactions between breastfeeding and birth control, breastfeeding while pregnant and gives tips on weaning.

answers to breastfeeding questions from a lactation consultant“Weaning is hard,” Gourley says. “Some moms experience some hormonal swings and all-over-the-place emotions after weaning. It should pass in a few weeks, but that may be playing into your feelings. It’s hard not to second guess ourselves as parents with so many different decisions.” She suggests that if you want to try breastfeeding again, you may be able to rebound your supply and get baby back to breast with the help of an IBCLC. “But it’s OK to stay weaned and to enjoy your new relationship with your baby Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s not as close,” Gourley says.

Read more at Romper.

Have you signed up yet for our free Confident Breastfeeding Course? Click the image below for more info.

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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

ABC Kids Re-cap and Favorite Products

By | Breastfeeding support, Features, Media, motherhood, Uncategorized

Hi mamas! I had such a great time at the ABC Kids Expo last week! I got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the newest and best baby products out there. I shared lots on Instagram stories of the people and products I met. Don’t worry if you missed those, you can view the highlights in my video below.


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Ergobaby has new prints in their Original carrier. Loving the black twill and denim prints especially.

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I love their new nursing pillow covers and swaddle prints. Check out the video for a peek at their new diaper bags! These will be available spring 2017.

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I am really excited about Bamboobies pumping lubricant. Many of my clients love their nursing pads and nipple cream too. You can use code ‘LLINK20’ for 20% off on their site.

Click through for more new and fabulous baby gear! Read More

Lactation Link on Good Things Utah + Top Breastfeeding Resource award!

By | Lactation Link team, Media

Recently I’ve been asked to share some Mom + Baby Tips on our local morning show ABC4 Good Things Utah.  I’ve had a lot of fun with their hosts and crew and hopefully shared some great tips while on air!    This last time I got to share a few of my ‘Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding Success’.  You can download the full ten tips here.

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Also excited to share that Lactation Link video classes were chosen as a Top Breastfeeding Resource by Latchpal & Friends!  They are doing a big giveaway to celebrate so be sure to enter here (End TONIGHT!).

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Lastly, I just released the date and opened registration for our next in-person Lactation Link breastfeeding class in Provo, UT on September 28th.  First 25 to register will receive a grab bag worth over $100! (Sponsored by Ergobaby).  Excited to see you all there!  We are switching to a quarterly class so next one will be January!  Save your spot now.  Can’t make it to the class? Stream my video classes here now.

I’ve also created a free e-mail course to help you get breastfeeding started on the right foot! Click the image below for more info.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC

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Breastfeeding video classes, Studio 5 and a PROMO CODE

By | Breastfeeding, Classes, Media

Curious about my video breastfeeding classes? Here I’m answered some Frequently Asked Questions from Moms!  Read through to see how you can get a rare discount on the video classes this weekend only!

When should I take the video breastfeeding classes?

Anytime after 12 weeks is a great time to start taking the video breastfeeding classes!  Sometimes women feel like they need to wait until a day or two before they deliver so they don’t forget the info.  I’ve found that so many things come up late in pregnancy!  You get too tired, too busy, or end up delivering early.

How many times can I watch the video breastfeeding classes?

Once you have the video classes, you can watch them over and over, they NEVER EXPIRE.

How are they different than hospital classes?

So many Moms that have taken hospital classes tell me that my breastfeeding video classes are much more comprehensive!  We also offer real-life picture and video demonstration, so you can visualize the process.

How do I sign up for the video breastfeeding classes?

No need to sign up or wait for a specific date!  Just click and watch in the comfort of your own home!

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Which class is right for me?

Read the class descriptions here.  The best value and preparation is the 3 video bundle.

Can I still take the classes if I’ve already had my baby?

Although the best preparation is to take the classes prenatally, many moms (read the testimonial below) have found the classes beneficial after delivery!

Recent testimonial

“Hi there! I bought your bundle video classes and I wanted to let you know you literally changed my world. I’m a first time mom and my sweet boy is only a week and a half old, but we were on and off a rocky road with feeding. I had three lactation nurses visit while in the hospital, and I learned more in 25 minutes of one video than the course of three nurses over three days. I was having latch issues with my left breast to the point my nipple was getting destroyed and it was so painful. Tears and frustration every time. After watching your first video and half of the second, it was time for a feeding and I was literally bawling with how easy and painless it felt. I reconnected with my son and I could feel he was more relaxed as well. My nipple is already healing tremendously and I’m so much more confident in our feeding sessions. I cannot thank you enough for establishing this online communication and your courses.” ~ Jane

Studio 5 video clip and a PROMO CODE!

Lactation Link was featured yesterday on a local talk show, “Studio 5”.  One of their contributors, Natalie Hill Jensen, is pregnant and reviewed the video classes.  Click here to watch the clip and get the discount for my video breastfeeding classes {promo code: ‘natalienow’}.  Hurry! The discount expires Sunday night (3/7).  You can read more about the class review here.

I’ve also created a free e-mail course to help you get breastfeeding started on the right foot! Click the image below for more info.

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Tuesday Tools with Pregnancy + Newborn Magazine

By | Breastfeeding, Classes, Media

I’m excited to be featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s January issue!  I’m debunking a few breastfeeding myths in the article.  Here is a preview of the questions I’m answering:

“Breastfeeding hurts. You’ll just have to get through it.”

“You’ll figure it out as you go.  There’s no need for a prenatal breastfeeding class.”

“Just ask a nurse or lactation specialist at the hospital.”

“At least you tried — just give the baby a bottle.”

“Your mom and sister didn’t produce enough milk, so you probably won’t either.”

Catch my answers and the full article here!  Also, my video breastfeeding classes answer all of these topics in detail!  Available to click and learn and they never expire.  Come say hi on instagram today and make sure you have my ‘Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding Success’ to start with.

Thanks for coming by,

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Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC