Birth – 4 month breastfeeding program.
This program is not quite done! Katie is a human person working as hard and as fast as she can. It will be available in January / February, 2019. You can wait and buy it then for $39, or you can join the club and get a free mini-course and instant access the moment its released.
Step-by-step guidance through the most challenging days, weeks and months of breastfeeding: the beginning.
Too many breastfeeding programs tell you how breastfeeding should be without telling you exactly what to do if things aren’t that way. This program is completely different. We know that every mom and every baby is unique and therefore will have a unique breastfeeding experience. Rather than laying an unspoken layer of shame upon mothers when breastfeeding doesn’t follow “the normal path,” we instead simply manage the issues.
In this program, you will be guided step by step through:
- How to get a comfortable latch and what to do if you can’t get a comfortable latch (including how to manage nipple and breast pain)
- How to know baby is getting enough and what to do if baby isn’t getting enough (including how to strategically supplement without ruining breastfeeding).
- How to involve your partner, even when he/she can’t breastfeed for you (and how to teach him/her to give a bottle!)
- What to do in the early months of breastfeeding to prepare for your return to work
- How to know what kind of milk supply you have (too much, too little, or just right) and what your milk supply means for how you breastfeed.
- Strategies to incorporate breastfeeding into your everyday life as you gain the confidence to leave the house, breastfeeding in public, and establish a new routine
- Taking good care of yourself in the midst of one of the hardest and most rewarding journeys you will ever experience: breastfeeding.
The first two weeks of your baby’s life will be the hardest two weeks of your life. They are often also the hardest weeks of breastfeeding.
I’m here to walk you through it, day by day. Each day, you will open a video from me reminding you of what you need to focus on for the next 24 hours, and what you don’t need to focus on. Feed by feed, step by step we will get through the first two weeks together.
Often, breastfeeding starts to feel a little less nerve wracking when baby returns to birthweight, which ideally happens by two weeks of life. You will most likely find yourself feeling more sure that baby is getting enough, but less sure that you are “doing it right.” After the crisis period of the first two weeks, it is time to start to stabilize and build your confidence.
We will track your baby’s weight, your comfort and your family’s adjustment week by week from here on out. We will start to identify what kind of supply you have and start feeling out the upcoming months depending on if you are returning to work or staying at home with your baby.
Month 1 – If you haven’t already, we will pump and introduce a bottle for the first time. This is when you partner really has the opportunity to “give you a break” for longer than 2 hours! Put your hair appointment or pedicure on the calendar. You’re going to go out!
If you are heading back to work, we will start to slowly build your freezer stash, but to think about or worry too much about the end of maternity leave.
Six weeks marks your postpartum follow-up visit when you are ready to “get back to normal,” right?! Wrong. Six weeks is a good starting off point to start discovering your new normal.
This phase brings the reattempt at a sex life with your partner (when you are ready), return to exercise (if you want) and venturing out into the world with a little one in tow.
Baby may start sleeping longer stretches at night, leaving you wondering how to manage your overnight supply.
This phase also bring a lot of emotional turmoil as you discover “what kind of mom you are.” It is a great time to meet new mom friends and try different styles on for size as you get connected to what is best for YOU and YOUR family. Sure, this is a breastfeeding course, but really, it is an opportunity to see that breastfeeding is one part of a complex machine that is your family dynamic.
Pre work prep notes: Although this program does not go into detail about the back to work process, it does provide instructions about what you should be doing when to get your baby familiar with a bottle and start building your freezer stash.
Access to our private Facebook group community
“Balanced Breastfeeding Mamas”
Join our safe, moderated, non judgmental community of Moms just like you. Together, we provide support, not advice to guide you along your mothering journey.
This is a very active community with years of posts. If you have a question for fellow moms, changes are it has been asked before and the answer is there! If it hasn’t been asked before, there are hundreds of supportive and kind mamas waiting to let you know what worked for them.
If you are a first-time mother, everything feels new and scary. In your sleep deprived and wildly hormonal state, you will find yourself doubting your every move and overwhelmed with information.
If this isn’t your first child, you may find yourself comparing everything to your previous child, waiting with bated breath for history to repeat itself.
We know that the first two weeks are the hardest, so that is why there is day by day support. This support will follow the path of “what’s normal” so that you know very quickly when what you are experiencing falls outside of the “normal” and know exactly how to react. This is where the comprehensive and easy to use database in this program is critical. Have a problem? We have the answer. I promise.