ONLINE BREASTFEEDING BASICS
ONLINE CLASS: BREASTFEEDING BASICS
Welcome to our online breastfeeding class. Taught by Julie Matheney, our lactation consultant, this online class will help simplify and demystify the lactation process. Not only are you going to get practical, helpful, tips but you will also leave the video feeling a new sense of connection and trust in your breastfeeding process.
• BREASTFEEDING ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
• BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING
• POSITIONING AND LATCH
• BREAST CHANGES AND MILK PRODUCTION
• ESTABLISHING A HEALTHY MILK SUPPLY
• COMMON CONCERNS
• NIPPLE CARE
• WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST FEW DAYS
• NUTRITION FOR MOM
• HOW TO INVOLVE YOUR PARTNER
STEPS TO TAKE FOR THIS CLASS
1. Download LACTATION 2020 HANDOUTS
2. Watch the video below
3. Sign up for a Q & A with Julie to get your questions answered.
HOW OFTEN ARE THE ZOOM CALLS?
The zoom calls for this class is 1x a month.
Julie Matheney, MS, CCC, SLP, IBCLC knew when she was ten years old that she wanted to feed babies for a living. She earned her Masters in speech-language pathology and has worked in the field for over a decade. While most people assume speech therapists teach children who stutter or work on “r’s and s’s” with school aged kids, the bulk of her job is feeding and swallowing as part of a hospital based, rehabilitation team. The same things you speak with, you eat with! As a speech therapist, she has an in-depth understand of how the babies should be able to feed and how to train them to eat when feeding is a struggle. Over the past decade working as a therapist in the NICU, she discovered her passion for working with breastfeeding families and became an IBCLC board certified lactation consultant in 2017. She currently works part time as an acute care speech pathologist and lactation consultant at a local hospital and part time as a private practice lactation consultant in Los Angeles. Her passion is helping the babies feed while supporting families in their breastfeeding journey.