Lactation consultant

Shannon Joyce, Lactation Consultant ,Vancouver, BC



What you can Expect from your Prenatal Breastfeeding Class


During this private in home breastfeeding class you can expect relevant, useful, and individualized information tailored to your breastfeeding needs and family situation. Your questions will be answered by a professional lactation consultant and relevant resources and literature will be provided. 


  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • What to expect in the first hours and days up to 6 weeks
  • Breastfeeding positions 
  • How to recognize a good latch
  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to establish a good milk supply 
  • Frequency and duration of feeds 
  • Hand expression of breast milk
  • Pumping and storing breast milk
  • Partner and family involvement in breastfeeding 
  • Information about sleep and breastfeeding 
  • Discussion about growth spurts and what to expect
  • Common breast related concerns such as engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis 
  • What to expect beyond the first 6 weeks
  • When to seek help from a lactation consultant
  • Up to date and relevant resources and literature
  • Video demonstration


You are welcome to take this class at any point, however, usually, the best time to take a breastfeeding class would be 32 - 34 weeks onward