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Boobs in the Berries


Sun 21 Mar 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 28 Mar 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 11 Apr 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 18 Apr 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 25 Apr 2010, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: The Blueberry Farm & Bakehouse, 1229 Akatarawa Rd, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: blueberryfarm

"Boobs in the Berries" Antenatal Classes are funny, fun, and most of all useful. The Classes are for families who are still pregnant. Your boobs will thank you (pain- free breastfeeding is a good thing), your midwife will thank you (you will get off on the right foot), your partner will thank you (helps them get their head around what they can do to help) but most of all your baby will thank you (you will find out why when you come).

Classes taught on an Organic Blueberry Farm. Why an organic blueberry farm? Well because it is beautiful, delicious, and a lovely day out....And also because, Mandi Lynn (that's me) lives there and my studio is there, and I love to have people around so why would I hold it anywhere else?

In my position as a Lactation Consultant for the Hutt Valley DHB, I developed a two-hour long class that attempted to cram everything that I saw was most important for breastfeeding success. The classes were an overwhelming success and began bursting at the seams very quickly. The Lead Maternity Carers were all sending their clients because they found that they had a much more solid start in breastfeeding and had significantly fewer problems. The Hospital Midwives all commented that they could easily tell when a mother had been to my class because they took to breastfeeding like a duck to water.

I have stepped down from my role at the DHB to focus on my farm and photography but I couldn't give up all of my work with mums and babies, so thus was born....Boobs in the Berries (....actually it started out as Boobs in the Bushes but then when I Googled it, got a bit of a shock....I figured that wasn't where I wanted to be leading people, Boobs in the Berries seemed much tamer at least in Google. )

My classes are practical, fun, and entertaining. You will actually practice with a doll or stuffed animal and will get support to learn:

How do you achieve pain-free feeding?
How do you get sleep with a baby that is feeding around the clock?
What do you do if your baby just will not feed in the beginning?
How to know if your baby is getting enough milk?
How long and how often do the little guys need to feed?
Can you have a glass of wine and breastfeed?
What about demand feeding versus routine feeding?
Which modern day parenting practices have a negative impact on baby's instinctual feeding skills?
What is an effective winding techniques to help prevent colic?
What to eat when you are breastfeeding?
Practical tips of how your partner can help you to succeed at breastfeeding as well as give you a little break.
The truth about baby formula.
What if you don't have enough milk?
What if you have too much milk?
The Neurodevelopmental aspects of breastfeeding (how your baby's brain is getting wired and why what you do matters so much.)
Tips for creating harmony and relaxation around the house with a new baby.
What ever other questions the group has.
The classes are held on most Sundays at 2pm usually in our Native American Tipi. So you can come up for the day, have a picnic, pick your own organic blueberries then learn how to slide into parenting with the least amount of drama.

There is no fee charged for the course but a $10.00 per person koha would help with enabling us to provide more breastfeeding support for those with less financial means in the Wellington region.

What to bring:
Togs if you want to go swimming (we have a beautiful swimming hole at the farm)
Your support person
Togs for them if they want to go swimming too
A Doll or stuffed animal that is roughly the size of a newborn
A picnic if you want or if you are feeling decadent you can just elect to eat in our sweet shop and have our buttermilk pancakes and a bluesky blueberry milkshake.
A picnic blanket would be good as well as depending on the weather we may have the class in the meadow or in the Tipi.
Sensible shoes for walking on a farm.