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If you are pregnant for the first time and planning to breastfeed, or are pregnant again and want to try breastfeeding this time around or have better success with it, I highly recommend taking the online course, Milkology. For only $19, this course will teach you everything you need to know about breastfeeding!
In complete honesty, I am pregnant right now and have not yet ever breastfed. But I know that I feel so much more prepared for when the day comes because I took Milkology. I think it can even be helpful to mothers that are currently trying to breastfeed and need a little more guidance.
Here is my honest review of this course I find so highly valuable.
About the author of Milkology
Stacey Stewart is a certified Lactation Consultant Educator who has taught thousands of women. In other words, she knows what she’s talking about!
She has a mission to help moms all over become confident in their breastfeeding and make it as easy as possible for them. It is clear right from the beginning just how important she believes breastfeeding to be.
Now let’s dig in to what you will learn in the course!
Benefits of breastfeeding
I love that right off the bat, Stacey explains why breastfeeding is so important.
She gives in great detail the benefits of breastfeeding not only for the baby, but also for the mom, family and the rest of the world. Who knew it can have such an impact on so many people?!
She also includes the properties of breast milk and why most of the breastfeeding community calls it Liquid Gold.
I can’t think of a better reason to stay motivated when breastfeeding gets hard, than knowing exactly why you are doing it in the first place – for the benefit your baby and so many people!
According to the course, the number one reason women give up breastfeeding is because they feel that they can’t produce enough milk. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Women have the capability to produce enough milk for all of their baby’s needs. They just don’t always have the knowledge to know how to do so. But there are many different ways and strategies and it just takes a little education.
Stacey will teach you how to increase your milk supply and how to keep it going for the duration of your breastfeeding.
Milk expression and storage
If you are going to a be a working mom or going to school, it is important to learn about milk expression (getting the milk out of your breast). There are many other reasons why it is important to learn about milk expression as well, which the course discusses.
Milkology goes into great detail the best methods for expressing your milk and tips on how to do it more effectively. At this point, this is also where the course teaches about using a breast pump.
Milk that is expressed should be stored properly in order to keep it safe as long as possible and to provide the most nutrients as possible for your baby.
This course will teach you how to properly store milk so that none of it is wasted.
Latching and positioning
Something that I have been worried about before my baby comes is whether or not he or she will latch on (perhaps I’ve seen too many TV shows where new moms struggle with this!).
Latching is so important in order for the baby to get enough nutrients and to make the process as smooth and easy for both baby and mom. (Without a proper latch, breastfeeding can also be rather painful for mom.)
This course gives many tips on how to help get your baby to latch and what a proper latch even is. It also includes videos and pictures to help guide you.
Where to go next after beginning to breastfeed
One thing I had never thought about before this course was having a support network when it comes to breastfeeding. But considering how many women give up breastfeeding rather quickly, it makes complete sense to have people in your corner cheering you on.
I love how Milkology delves into this and discusses just how important a support network is. And the support network goes beyond just the father!
More about Milkology
This online course is set up into 5 different modules and includes bonuses. It also has notes already prepared for you to download. (Woohoo I love when things are made easy!)
Each module contains lessons that are very well done. There are also pictures and videos to further help learning and understanding. The narrator (I assume that’s Stacey) talks very clearly and is easy to understand.
The course also points out that if you have certain issues, it may be helpful to see a doctor or lactation consultant. I love this honesty.
If you are not satisfied with the course
I still can’t believe this course is only $19. I think there is enough value in it to have it at a much higher price!
But if for whatever you don’t find the same value in Milkology, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.
I am so glad I found Milkology long before my baby is scheduled to arrive! I never really thought so much about preparing to breastfeed; I just kind of thought it would come naturally once my baby is born.
I think so many of us worry about preparing for the delivery and forget about a lot of what comes after. But as the course points out, and as I am now remembering from other women in my life, many do give up rather quickly because of how hard breastfeeding can be. And I can’t blame them! So why not make it easier on yourself by being prepared ahead of time?
This may just seem like a sale pitch, but I truly believe in this course.
Even though I already feel much more prepared to breastfeed after having taken Milkology, I plan to retake it in the eighth month of my pregnancy so it is fresh in my mind for when my baby arrives. I also can’t wait to come back and update this review after my baby is here and I’m putting all of what I learned into practice!
And don’t just take my word for it. If you click this link now, you can read more about the course as well as testimonies from other women that took it and loved it.
Do you have experiencing breastfeeding? How did it go for you? Do you think this class could benefit future breastfeeders? Please let me know in the comments below!
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