We had a fabulous Breastfeeding Basics class May 6 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! Helping create confidence and preparing moms for breastfeeding through my comprehensive Breastfeeding Basics class is what Lactation Link is all about. We also had a lot of fun with grab bags from sponsors like Petunia Pickle Bottom and our yummy lunch from Village Baker! Here is one what mom had to say about the class:
“Going into the class, I was very nervous and unsure of the idea of breastfeeding, but I left the class feeling more confident that breastfeeding is something I can do!! I loved the class and would recommend it to any of my friends looking to learn more about, and become more confident in, breastfeeding!” -Annie M.
A note about our amazing event venue sponsor, Brick Canvas.
In addition to fantastic breastfeeding education, our Lactation Link moms were also able to get a feel for all the ways Brick Canvas can be a retreat to keep moms happy and healthy throughout the pregnancy. During pregnancy, Sage Leaf Salon & Spa at Brick Canvas is the perfect retreat! Prenatal massage can help relax mom, relieve muscle aches and joint pains and some moms have even found that it can improve labor outcomes. The facials and hair services at Sage Leaf are another great way to pamper yourself a bit for all the hard work of pregnancy! In our grab bags, Sage Leaf gave our mamas coupons for their awesome Pampered Pregnancy Packages which include facials, massages, and manicures! You can grab up this offer too! Details below:
Sage Leaf Spa at Brick Canvas: Pampered Pregnancy Packages || Choose one 6 month package for complete relaxation, pain relief and stress reduction throughout your pregnancy and as a new mom!
The Experience: 60 minute massage or facial + manicure for $95/month or $110 for one visit ($115 value).
The Escape: 90 minute massage or facial + pedicure for $125/month or $140 for one visit ($125 value).
The Premium: 90 minute massage or facial + mani & pedi for $160/month or $180 for one visit ($190 value).
Book a Pampered Pregnancy Package by calling Sage Leaf Spa, 801-407-8620.
Brick Canvas is also the perfect place to recharge and recover after welcoming baby! Brick Canvas has Bikram Yoga & Hot Pilates, which are safe and healing forms of exercise (always check with your health care provider before returning to exercise after childbirth). Their instructors are happy to help with your specific goals and concerns. This is something I have personally been incorporating a few times a week the last few months and have really seen the physical and mental benefits. You can see their full schedule here .
The Fraiche Cafe has healthy, relaxed dining with fresh juices and smoothies, salads and sandwiches. You can even call ahead for pick-up orders, perfect for busy moms!
Click through for more photos, a sneak peak into the Breastfeeding Basics class and promo codes from our event sponsors!
Lactation Link Breastfeeding Basics Class Sponsors
Jessica Kettle captured all these lovely images for us at this class. She has also captured many of the beautiful images shown in our classes, website, and on social media. She does a beautiful job for weddings, maternity, newborn and lifestyle photography in Utah or wherever you are! (She loves to travel!). Contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 $150!
Petunia Picklebottom also gave away the gorgeous bag pictured above to one lucky mama! Each mama also received a PPB nursing cover ($42 value!).
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 20% off your order at Milkful if you missed the class or need to stock up again. ?
Little Sapling Toys gave each mom an adorable, safe, and organic teether. They’re one of our favorite local Utah companies (They also plant a tree with every order placed!). You can save 10% using code LINK10 on their site.
We were super excited to share Bamboobies with our moms. They are a great option for nursing pads – comfortable, reusable, and environmentally-friendly! Our mamas also received some of their comforting Nipple Balm and Pumping Lubricant. You can save 20% using code ‘LLINK20’ on their site.
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!
Another perk of attending the in-person Breastfeeding Basics class is getting the highest priority in our consultation schedules with our staff of IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants). We have great coverage from Payson to Ogden and surrounding areas. We also do online consultations! You can book an eConsult or an in-person consultation on our website under ‘CONSULTS’. We love helping moms and babies meet their breastfeeding goals!
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 til they are overly hungry and upset.
We love hearing what our moms have to say about the Breastfeeding Basics class. Here is what one mom had to say…
Our attendees love taking notes on the provided class outline, printed by Persnickety Prints, use code LLINK for 10 free 4×6 prints with Persnickety Prints.
Mingling & Photobooth
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!
We were super excited to have so many moms and partners in class. We had 85 attendees in this class! In order for every mom to get individual hands-on practice, we broke out into four groups led by our expert team of IBCLCs.
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 Lindsey took extra time at the end to answer EVERY question!” -Ruth S.
Lunch + meeting moms & partners
Pregnant mamas, new mamas…we all need to EAT well and the Village Baker hit the spot! The food was amazing and we loved having more opportunity to talk with moms and partners one-on-one and answer more questions.
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.
Can’t wait to help another group of parents create confidence in their breastfeeding journey!
Thanks for stopping by,
xoxo Lindsey Shipley + The Lactation Link Team
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.