Breastfeeding

Course

Language English
Next Class Available upon demand / please check for updates
Dates and Times
Vary. Please check for updates
Location Uster/ZH or personally arranged
For prospective parents Participation recommended after the 26th week of your pregnancy

 This class focuses on the practical approaches to successful breastfeeding and how to prevent common problems. Insightful information about the midwife’s role during labour and birth is also included.

Topics include

Tips for successful breastfeeding Potential Difficulties
Correct latching on Breast engorgement
Positions for breastfeeding Sore Nipples
Frequency of feeds Inverted or flat nipples
A well-developing child Plugged ducts
Bottle feeding Mastitis / breast infection
Nutrition  

Facilitator

Presented in English by professional lactation consultant, Francine Lüthi-Martin. In addition to conducting classes for both medical professionals and expectant parents, Francine worked for 20 years at the Frauenklinik, University Hospital, Zurich, in a variety of roles (maternity nurse, midwife and lactation consultant). She currently works as a midwife at Männedorf Hospital, 8708 Männedorf/ZH, makes home visits to support women who are experiencing problems with breastfeeding, and provides homecare after birth (Wochenbett).

Format

Presented in a one-evening session, expectant dads are also encouraged to attend. A maximum of six participants per session.

Private Classes and Consultations

Francine is also available for private consultations in your home or in hospital (English or German). Government regulations stipulate that three breastfeeding consultations (with a certified lactation consultant only) be paid for by your health insurance provider. Check with your insurance company for regulations. The class also qualifies as one consultation.

Sign up now! Register by e-mailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.