UNICEF (2018) and WHO (2011), in their global strategy for infant and child nutrition, recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and its continuation until at least 2 years of age along with the introduction of appropriate and safe complementary foods for the proper development of the child.
I accompany you in breastfeeding
Good breastfeeding support during pregnancy and the postpartum period has been shown to increase the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding (McFadden, et al. et al, 2017).
It is vitally important for parents to know the benefits of breastfeeding and the risks of formula feeding both in the short and long term for the baby's health and for the mother's health (Victora et al, 2016)
Many women feel more secure in their own environment as they are more in control of what is going on around them, have more freedom of movement, more intimacy, more capacity for physical and emotional spontaneity, and have been able to build a family relationship of mutual trust with the midwife who accompanies them.
Breastfeeding and postpartum support group
📍Manlleu Green Clinic
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11h.
Start on 13 September
30€ per month
20€ single session
Av. Roma, 150
📞93 850 76 59
📱616 34 82 65
📍Espai la Tribu in Vic
Every Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Start on 18 September
20€ single session
C/ Joan Puig, 2
📱633 30 64 47
Objectives and Methodology
As a birth professional I respect the decisions made by parents at all times (Ministry of the Presidency, 2015) as autonomous and responsible individuals, ensuring that they have been properly informed about all existing options, especially with regard to newborn feeding.
- Breastfeeding support group: from September 2023. Every Monday from 11am to 1pm at Espai La Tribu, C/ Pare Coll 7, Vic.
- individual sessions for support, assessment and coping with breastfeeding problems
- assessment of ankyloglossia (sublingual frenulum), frenotomy if necessary and subsequent follow up
What do I offer as a professional?
- offer mothers a space/time where they can get support during breastfeeding
- to ensure the physiology of breastfeeding, supporting and discovering the skills, attitudes and knowledge of mothers to ensure successful breastfeeding.
- to clearly teach the basic steps for putting the baby to the breast and to recognise a good latch-on
- help to recognise different sucking rhythms and their benefits
- support and promote breastfeeding on demand to ensure both the baby's good development and the mother's optimal recovery during the postpartum period.
- provide a safe space to discuss questions, concerns and fears about infant feeding
- offer practical and healthy options for initiating and continuing breastfeeding
- offer practical and healthy options for returning to work without abandoning breastfeeding
- informing about the benefits of co-sleeping (UNICEF, 2014)
- to advise and offer situation-specific options for problematic breastfeeding situations
- provide adequate support for pregnant mothers to become familiar with breastfeeding to optimise the initiation of breastfeeding.
Contact me to clarify any doubts you may have, it will be a pleasure to help you resolve the concerns that arise in these important moments of our lives.