We had a fabulous Breastfeeding Basics class presented by Bravado Designs on June 2nd at the Loft at Brick Canvas, located in the heart of Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah! I loved teaching and getting to know all of our Lactation Link mamas (and supporting partners)! Helping create confidence in motherhood is what Lactation Link is all about. We also had a lot of fun with grab bags from our sponsors like Bravado Designs, Milk Snob, Sweet ‘n Swag and our yummy lunch from Village Baker Lehi!
Here is what one mom had to say about the class:
Click through for more photos, a sneak peak into the Breastfeeding Basics class, and AMAZING promo codes from our event sponsors!
Lactation Link Breastfeeding Basics Class Sponsors
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We were super excited to share Bamboobies with our moms. They are a great option for nursing pads – comfortable, reusable, and environmentally-friendly! (Plus they come in an adorable heart shape!) You can save 20% using the code “LLINK20” on their site.
Fair Haven Health provided each mama with thawing breastmilk guidelines on a magnet, a milk bag, and 10% off, by using the code “MILKIES10” any purchase on their site! They have a variety of products that are helpful for all new mamas!
Havah Tribe included an exclusive coupon for our in-person attendees – check out their trendy nursing friendly clothes!
RxBar provided each mama with a delicious bar to help fuel them throughout the class – we love that all of the ingredients are listed on the bar!
I love that Sonnet James is all about helping moms be stylish and still free to have fun in their clothes! Check out their amazing summer dresses!
The Milk Snob covers are so useful to have, have four different uses (nursing cover, car seat cover, shopping cart cover, and scarf!) and also they look good! We even had moms using them during our class!
All of our mamas also received some Milestones cards so families can capture their new baby’s breastfeeding milestones! (When you purchase our 3 video breastfeeding class bundle, you receive breastfeeding specific milestone cards to document your journey!)
Not only do our in-person Breastfeeding Basics class attendees get the best breastfeeding education and hands-on practice, Q&A time with our staff of breastfeeding experts, a delicious lunch from the Village Baker, a whole support network of new friends and lactation experts…they go home with grab bags worth over $230 when they purchased the general admission ticket, and over $480 when they purchase the VIP ticket!
It’s so important to me that all the mama’s in our community know how much I value these sponsors! Being able to hold these in-person classes at such an incredible rate PLUS send mama’s home with so many goodies makes me so happy! And I couldn’t do it without them!
All the goodies are the icing on the cake after my presentation of 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 taking advantage of the quiet-alert state to feed baby, rather than waiting until they are overly hungry and upset.
Hailey said, “I loved the hands-on breakout groups, and getting to learn from each of the consultants. The content was incredibly helpful and easy to understand. The Q&A portion was also very helpful.”
This is ALWAYS my goal with teaching! I want every person to walk away knowing more about breastfeeding and feeling more confident!
We love hearing what our moms have to say about the Breastfeeding Basics class. Here is what a couple moms said…
We were super excited to have so many moms and partners in class. In order for each person to get individual hands-on practice, we broke out into three groups led by our expert team of IBCLCs.
Brianne taught about positioning. Knowing multiple positions beforehand is so helpful so that you don’t have to stress about learning them once baby is here!
Stephanie taught all about latch — We had a fun object lesson using balloons — don’t forget, baby’s’ chin is basically a magic open button!
Kristin went over hand expression – Remember to start hand expressing right away after giving birth to maximize your colostrum output!
And I went over pumping – remember not to stress if you don’t pump as much as you think you should initially, and to make sure you’re in a comfortable environment while pumping. You can even watch videos of your little babe to help with the let down reflex!
Mingling & Photo-booth
We don’t like to let pregnant mamas sit too long, so we had a break to stretch our legs and have a little fun! Our lunch break was phenomenal, because Village Baker Lehi provided every attendee with a delicious sandwich or salad, chips, and cookie the size of my face!
We also had a fun photo booth for moms to take pictures at before, during, and after instructional time! We love being able to see all the glowing mamas (and partners!) shine in these pictures!
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. Moms were welcome to ask questions during the presentations and we had designated Q&A time at the end. If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out!
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 and you can watch them anytime, anywhere, from any smart device (and they never expire!).
Our next class Breastfeeding Basics class will be on September 15th 10 am – 2 pm at Brick Canvas Loft in Lehi, UT. You can book tickets now via Eventbrite! From now until August 1st we have early bird pricing — after that ticket costs will go up! So hurry and snag yours while they are at an amazing deal!
Grab your seat now, we always sell out! Click here to see ticket options!
Can’t wait to help another group of parents create confidence in their breastfeeding journey!
Thanks for stopping by!
Lindsey Shipley + The Lactation Link Team