Lots! Studies have shown that prenatal education significantly increases your chances of meeting your breastfeeding goals, minimizes supplementation, and facilitates a full milk supply. In addition, here are some of the important topics that can affect breastfeeding that we can discuss and help you work through during your pregnancy:

  • Fertility history
  • Mental health history
  • Past breast surgeries or biopsies
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Prior breastfeeding problems with other children and how that might affect things with your new baby
  • Home and new mother support and care plans 
  • Maternity leave set up
  • Parenting style compatibility between parents
  • Dietary counseling including supplements and food sensitivities 
  • Medications and breastfeeding

At your appointment, your certified consultant will get your medical history and discuss any concerns you may have that might affect breastfeeding, your birth or how you care for your baby. She will tailor the content of the session to your needs and your questions. Your partner or other support person is welcome to join the session if you think that would be helpful.