Breastfeeding Support Group
An essential support group for breastfeeding moms and their baby's.
Laura Sayce, is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and facilitates the breastfeeding support group. "I am a certified Lactation Consultant in private practice, a postnatal doula, have a diploma in infant and child growth and development and I have hands on experience being a mom of 2 growing girls."
The group is for any breastfeeding mom, not just those facing challenges or with questions and concerns. The group is informal with no set topic for the week. This gives you the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter to you at that moment. The idea is also to get ideas from other mothers who are in similar situations.
I am there to answers questions and to facilitate the group. With the knowledge and experience I have and the suggestions from other moms we hope to be able to tackle any challenge you may face. Many moms join the group to connect with other like minded moms - we even have the occasional week where we don't discuss babies or breastfeeding at all. But many friendships and lifetime bonds are made!
Moms are invited to come and spend time in the company of other new moms (whether this is your first baby or if you have done this before). Share challenges and joys as you move through the early parenting journey together.
The Breastfeeding Group offers:
- Breastfeeding and baby information and support.
- Weigh baby (weight cards kept).
- Mom to mom support.
- An outing and wonderful opportunity to practice breastfeeding in public.
- Expectant moms are welcome to join us. Come and learn what you can before baby arrives, you do not need to birth at Genesis to be able to attend this group.
"Women who attend a breastfeeding support group
statistically feed their babies longer and with fewer complications" ~ Jan Riordan
Cost: R100 per group: includes tea/ coffee and a snack. Rooms are heated in winter. Booking is essential.
Times: Every Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:30pm.
Venue: Genesis Maternity Clinic, 5 Northwold Dr, Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue Saxonwold, Johannesburg.
Laura on 083 301 2826