Mindful Mothering: Breastfeeding & Early Parenting 2 hr Class

Join Lactation Consultant and Midwife Sarah Kocken to gain confidence in breastfeeding and early parenting in this 2 hr class.
Mindful Mothering: Breastfeeding & Early Parenting 2 hr Class


Every question you have (and don’t even know you’ll have) about breastfeeding + early parenting will be discussed at this incredibly nurturing and educational session.

Regardless of where you are having your baby (private/public or home), or how many little ones you’ve had, these classes are designed to give you the confidence in feeding, nourishing and caring for your newborn with evidence-based information.

We will cover:
• Common challenges faced in the new-born period
• Where to seek proper support in the community
• How to best manage your transition into motherhood

These classes are in-person, informative, interactive, fun & an opportunity to meet other expecting parents.

We will be using a heap of props and equipment to make these classes as real-life as possible.

Classes are hosted at serene lake-side studio Restful Waters, near Kelmscott. These classes have the added benefit of being in a non-hospital environment. The studio is very spacious and classes will be small.

Over 2 hours we will explore the following topics:

• Anatomy and physiology of the lactating breast

• The importance of skin to skin at birth

• Recognizing your baby’s feeding cues

• Positioning and attachment

• How often to breastfeed

• How to know your baby is getting enough

• Expected weight gains

• Expected new-born output

• Common breastfeeding issues – nipple damage, blocked milk ducts, engorgement & management of these

• Signs of mastitis and correct management

• Tongue ties and impact on breastfeeding

• How and when to hand express

• How and when to use an electric breast pump

• When to seek support from an IBCLC

• How to support your babies (and your) sleep

• Learn how to change nappies, swaddle & bath your baby

• Common feeding myths and misinformation

Your Host: Sarah Kocken

Sarah has been working with women and babies for more than 12 years as an IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant), Registered Midwife & Registered Nurse.

Sarah is a mother of 2 and is passionate about helping families gain the confidence and knowledge they need to prepare themselves for feeding & nurturing their newborn(s).

We look forward to seeing you at Restful Waters for a practical, fun and informative class that will allow you the confidence to bring your baby home with a sense of calm and ease.


Suitable for pregnant women from around 32 weeks onwards

Suitable for all pregnant women across Perth, birthing publicly, privately at home or at a birth centre

Evidence based education and information to prepare you for the postpartum period, breastfeeding your new-born baby & management of common breastfeeding complications

Feel confident when your baby arrives

An opportunity to slow down, take some time for yourself, tune in & connect with your growing baby

A gorgeous Natural and relaxing venue on an avocado orchard with lake vistas


Prices & Dates


for 2 people
+ Eventbrite Booking Fee


Restful Waters
64 Canns Rd, Bedfordale
Map | Directions

Dates & Times


23 Jul 2022
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


17 Sep 2022
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


19 Nov 2022
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm