Live Workshops

with Katie Madden

at The Birth Center in Newark, Delaware

Breastfeeding Basics

You can’t predict how breastfeeding will go. Luckily you don’t have to do it alone.

Breastfeeding, like motherhood, is hard work. And the first two weeks are some of the hardest work of all.

In the Breastfeeding Basics Workshop, we’ll talk about setting small goals, recognizing common risk factors that could cause complications, and planning for the deeply emotional task that is the first two weeks of breastfeeding.

But, most importantly, you’ll be invited into a community of mothers, caregivers, and healthcare providers who believe that breastfeeding should be safe, realistic, and kind above all else.

Back to Workshop 

Let’s get pumped for going back to work! Or at least figure out how the heck you’re going to do this.

You’re getting ready to do something hard, mama – leaving your brand new baby with a trusted caregiver and getting back to business is no easy task.

In the Back To Workshop, we’ll help you start to unpack those big emotions as well as review the skills that can help you adapt your breastfeeding relationship to your work life.

You’ll also have a chance to connect with a group of local moms preparing to go back-to-work, and build a community of support for yourself through this transition.

What’s Next Workshop

Six months of breastfeeding down, Mama.  So…now what?!

Six months is an incredible feat – only about 50% of women who start breastfeeding make it to this point.

In the What’s Next Workshop, we will celebrate that accomplishment first and foremost, because you should be proud as hell of your hard work! Once we’ve taken the time to reflect, we’ll also learn some skills, set goals, and find help for the marathon that is the “second half” of breastfeeding.

The truth is that next six months (and beyond) are a different kind of hard, and you deserve support and solidarity to define your own finish line – whether that’s at seven months, one year, or even more.

Weaning Workshop

Weaning doesn’t have to feel like a break-up. Let’s end or adjust the end of your breastfeeding relationship with kindness.

Your weaning experience deserves as much time, attention, and effort as early breastfeeding.

In the Weaning Workshop, we will create a safe, supportive space to not only reflect on and celebrate your breastfeeding journey, but also to acknowledge the sadness that can accompany this transition.

We’ll also explore how to determine the best time to wean, what to do if baby disagrees, and the gentlest, most effect strategies for weaning when you’re ready.