Disclosure: I was sent a registration code by Medela to review the Breastfeeding University program free of charge in exchange for a written review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Medela is dedicated to providing products to help make breastfeeding successful for mom and baby. Now they have also provided a form of breastfeeding education and support for mom and other family members that is available in the comfort of your own home! The Breastfeeding University is a program of 10 online classes all about breastfeeding for new or expectant mothers and their family members. You can watch the classes on your own computer in your own home in your own time. Each class is between 5 and 12 minutes long and ends with a short quiz. Signing up for the class will save you money too! Once you complete the course you'll receive great savings from Medela! Also, 100% of registration fees are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!
I was sent a registration code from Medela to review the Breastfeeding University program. The program was really simple to register for and download. The classes are in the form of a simple slideshow with pictures and points that are easy to read and understand. The first class is all about your decision to breastfeed and why breastfeeding is best for your baby. Then each class talks about different situations and questions you may have about breastfeeding. Some topics the classes cover are:
- preparing for breastfeeding
- how family members can be supportive and helpful during breastfeeding
- how breastfeeding works
- the first few weeks of breastfeeding
- baby blues
- breastfeeding problems like latch issues and engorgement
- ways to know your baby is getting enough milk
- working or going to school while breastfeeding
- special situations like baby being born prematurely
- breastfeeding beyond the first 6 weeks, 6 months, and first year
I really enjoyed this course. I wish there was something like this when I was pregnant and just starting out breastfeeding! There was so much information covered in these classes and links to other sites with even more information! The slides were so simple to follow and not too in depth. They were informative and covered a lot without being long and boring. I love how they covered breastfeeding problems mother's may face as well as different feelings mother's may have during their breastfeeding journey. It also covered ways for dad's and grandparents to be helpful and supportive to the breastfeeding mother and even had informative articles to print out for dad's and grandparents to read! The Breastfeeding University covered everything I remember being worried about or unsure of when I was pregnant and planning to breastfeed!
Overall I think the Breastfeeding University is a great resource for expectant moms, new mothers, and their family members! It's so convenient to be able to do the course in the comfort of your own home in your own time. One thing I found out quickly after my first son was born was that breastfeeding doesn't always just come naturally and there is really quite a lot to learn about the ins and outs of breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding University covers all there is to know about breastfeeding and the ups and downs that go along with it!