Will you be taking your partner or going on your own? I have a class in a couple of weeks (only an hour long though) and I don't know if it's the done thing to take your partner to this one as there isn't much he can do with Breastfeeding unless he should go to learn and understand, maybe help the baby to latch on etc I don't know xx
I went to mine a couple of weeks ago and it was brilliant! No one elses OH was there but they are more than welcome to go...both my OH and I wish he had gone, if your OH has the chance to go then he should!
I went to one, it was an hour and a half long. It was informative though. And definitely take your partner along so that he has realistic expectations of what the early weeks are going to be like.
Obviously if it's a women only session then fair enough. But in which case have a good chat with him afterwards and get him to study the reading materials/dvd
Mine only has experience of formula feeding and I am glad he came to the class with me.
Seems bizarre to me though. It's well known that having good support from your partner in the early weeks is crucial for making breastfeeding work. If they think it's going to be a walk in the park and are expecting only 3-4 hourly feeds then they will not realize that what is happening is normal and may think there is a problem and you should just give baby a bottle of formula.
However, they ought to cover breastfeeding in antenatal classes and you can get a book about it anyway.
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