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BOOBS Antenatal Classes

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What are BOOBS Antenatal Classes?

BOOBS Antenatal Breastfeeding Classes are recommended for mums and their partners to attend from babies gestation age of 32 weeks.

In groups of up to 5 attendees, clients will receive bespoke information, guidance and confidence building around breastfeeding basics, colostrum harvesting, what to expect after the first 5 days postpartum and a chance to debrief on myths around breastfeeding or previous difficult breastfeeding challenges. The classes are spread over three weeks on a rolling programme eachTuesday 10am to 11.30am. If the times do not suit then you can message us to see how we can accommodate you.

Where? Our classes are held in the beautiful Studio at Maternal Matters, Prestwich.

How much? Our sessions are free of charge although we welcome any money donations to the charity.

Our course facilitator, Kerry, is the Lead Breastfeeding Peer Supporter who particularly loves this aspect of her work and will make you feel immediately at ease and no question is too silly.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Individual mums helped since 2022
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"Kerry has been an absolute lifeline to me as I have started my breastfeeding journey. We first met during an antenatal breastfeeding group in which helpful knowledge was shared to understand breastfeeding and skills demonstrated so we were informed in advance of what was required. Kerry has provided so much support and adapted this during a difficult time so I could access it when having an unpredictable newborn and being sleep deprived. She provides so much helpful information, links to things, connections with other Mum’s. She makes me feel much less alone with it all. I can’t imagine what I would have done without her."

Vicky
Antenatal class member
I attended the antenatal class as a second time mum for a bit of a refresher to breastfeeding and to have more support in place this time. The sessions were great as only a small group and Kerry was so knowledgeable and reassuring. It didn't take long for my confidence to be boosted and to feel prepared to embark on my second breastfeeding journey. 
 
Upon the birth of my daughter, Kerry reached out and was able to provide me with 1:1 in person support. Kerry was also on hand to offer advice in the early days which was invaluable.
 
Claire
Antenatal class member

Other things we do

Peer Support

We support mums through online and face-to-face peer support appointments with our trained volunteers who are all breastfeeding mums living in Salford or Bury.

BOOBS Cafes

We run monthly breastfeeding cafes which are social sessions, perfect for meeting other mums and reaching out for support if needed.

Pram walks

We run weekly pram and sling walks across Bury borough to bring mums together to get active, learn more about their local area and access breastfeeding support.

Events

We run regular social and education events throughout the year including in World Breastfeeding Week in August. This year, we are also hosting fundraising events to raise money as a charity.

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