Preparing for Breastfeeding Workshop (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)

Availability : South East

Who is this for?

  • Parents to be

Who provides this?

  • Pregnancy and Parents Centre


This workshop looks at how parents-to-be feel when they contemplate feeding their new baby.

Building on what you already know about baby feeding, the discussion explores how breastfeeding supports mother-baby connection and provides babies with warmth, food, comfort and protection. Short video clips show what babies do when in skin-to-skin contact in the first hour after birth, how to help your baby attach well, and a variety of comfortable positions for feeding.

The workshop focuses on the practical aspects of how breastfeeding works, and how to avoid common difficulties.

Benefits for mums and their partners

This workshop is helpful for all prospective parents who would like a deeper understanding of mother and baby biology.

Learning about the instinctive ways babies and mothers help each other when beginning breastfeeding can take away some of the fear of the unknown. Understanding the signs that all is going well, learning how to recognise when expert help is needed and knowing where to get it quickly, can help you feel much more confident.

Sometimes partners can feel left out when their newborn baby is breastfeeding. As part of the workshop, it will be discussed the importance of partners nurturing mother and baby, and explore the many ways you can bond with their breastfeeding baby.

The workshop is facilitated by Jenny Patterson who is a midwife, lecturer and breastfeeding support.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

£12 for a pregnant mum and £18 per couple. However, all the classes have concessionary rates and this is the same for the donation system as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint.

Please contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre about this if you need to know more.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

The workshop normally runs on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 – 9.00 pm. Contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre to find out the next available dates.

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Young people

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