Pregnant? New mom? Start the year right and join a breastfeeding class or meeting! There are several scheduled for this month!
La Leche League’s Ortigas Meeting was held last Saturday, 8 January 2011 at the Podium Mall. Missed posting before that because it was Anya’s 1st birthday that day and it was a hectic week! But don’t fret! There will be another La Leche League meeting in Makati through Abbie’s Breastfeeding Club either on January 22 or 29. Will update this post once I get the final date/venue.
This weekend, L.A.T.C.H. will be holding its first breastfeeding class for the year! It will be from 9am-12nn at the 4/F of the Center for Patient Partnership Building, The Medical City, Meralco Ave., Pasig City. I will be there to talk on “Back to Work” (what else?!) with other fellow L.A.T.C.H.ers. Other topics will be breastfeeding benefits, myths and what to expect during the first 2 weeks. A must-join is our break-out group – this is unique to LATCH classes. Counselors split up the class into smaller groups to discuss the specifics of latching and positioning. We also have Dr. Christina Bernardo (a pediatrician who is studying to be an IBCLC) to answer questions. Classes are free.
If you are QC-based you might want to attend the Breastfeeding 101 Class of The Breastfeeding Club over at The Medela House. Abbie Yabot, certified Philippine Lactation Counselor holds a series of monthly classes starting this month. The Breastfeeding 101 Class will be from 8am-10am and will cover the basics, advantages tips and early troubleshooting. To register, email MedelaMoms or text 0917-5614366. There is a fee of P500 for the 3 classes.
On January 22, 2011, Cher Anonas of Plume will be hosting her own breastfeeding class in Renaissance 1000. The class will be from 1:30pm to 5:30pm and is free. Participants are asked to bring food for the group. For details and to register, text 0917-898-2437 or email Cher.
Spread the word and join the classes!
Update: 21 January 2011
La Leche League Makati (that used to meet in Rustan’s) will be holding its first meeting of the year this Saturday, 22 January 2011 (10am-1130am) at the Starbucks, Bonifacio Global City. It will be at the Starbucks with the drive through in front of MC Home Depot (see map below). At this meeting, you can meet with several breastfeeding mothers AND a Philippine certified breastfeeding counselor who can help you with your breastfeeding issues/questions. Open to pregnant and nursing moms! Do text Abbie at 09228292268 to confirm your attendance. See you there!