Sunday, January 20, 2013

Breastfeeding with Instinct

Ulpan (Hebrew immersion course) is winding down and baby #3 is still cooking, so I wanted to kick off my move to Modiin with a special class on Breastfeeding with Instinct.
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New class in Modiin, Israel for pregnant women! 

Space limited to 8 women 
Wed, January 23, 8:00 pm
RSVP: for location
60 NIS per woman
(private couples classes available by appointment)

Join Debra Waldoks, MPH, RD, CLC for an eye-opening class on how to use your maternal instincts and the baby’s natural reflexes to get breastfeeding off to a good start without pain, doubt, or breastfeeding paraphernalia. If you have ever wondered why something so natural seems so difficult, this is a must-attend class!

In this class you will learn:
* How babies transition to extra-uterine life and what breastfeeding positions support this transition
* How to encourage and use your baby’s reflexes and feeding cues to facilitate efficient breastfeeding (no more 40 minute feedings!)
* How your body learns to make milk for your baby and how the process changes as your baby grows
* How to “Look and Listen” to your baby to see if they are well nourished
* What vitamin you should be tested for, and possibly supplemented with, during pregnancy that affects the bone structure your baby needs to nurse successfully
* Why breastfeeding does not work out as planned for many moms and what you can do about it
* Why it is important to learn all these things while you are pregnant and not after the baby is born
* How to practice and train your muscle memory without nursing pillows, chair gliders or other external items.

About the presenter:
Debra Waldoks, MPH, RD, CLC is a USA Certified Lactation Counselor and Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She has successfully implemented breastfeeding initiatives in New York City’s prison-based nurseries and low income hospitals by training hundreds of nurses and hospital administration in breastfeeding education and policies. She also specializes in pediatric nutrition, fertility & PCOS nutrition, and prenatal nutrition, and was an adjunct lecturer in nutrition in New York City before moving to Israel in August 2012.
Contact her at for more information and to register.