Jan 11, 2013

Breastfeeding Workshop

Breastfeeding workshop

Iona Macnab, BA(Hons) LLB IBCLC is a Lactation Consultant, LLL Leader and former lawyer, who lived in Tokyo for 22 years before moving to Australia in 2010 for her kids’ schooling. She is well-known in the Tokyo parenting community for her skype lactation consultations  with mothers, which attracted the attention of the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA), who highlighted her work in a recent issue of the Journal of Human lactation. http://jhl.sagepub.com/content/28/4/446.extract  She will be presenting on her remote consulting work at the upcoming ILCA conference in 2013.

Iona will be back in Tokyo during January and will be offering her breastfeeding workshop for couples on Sunday January 20th. This workshop is usually for a group of 3 or more couples and hosted in a home. The workshop covers  everything you need to get breastfeeding off to a great start – the evidence shows that women are more likely to succeed at breastfeeding when they prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy by taking classes, going to LLL, talking with other mothers who have successfully breastfed, reading up-to-date breastfeeding books etc. Details of the workshop are available on Iona’s website http://www.blueskytokyo.com/lactation.html  Please email Iona blue.sky@gol.com  by January 15th if you are interested in hosting and/or attending this workshop.

Iona will also be available for in-person lactation consultations in the week of January 21-28, and as always she is available most days on skype, whether she is in Tokyo or anywhere else. Iona also hosts the mother and baby playgroup Little Angels in her home. This group is usually run by volunteer mothers, and is a lovely relaxed place to meet other mothers with little babies. The group has been running for over 10 years. Iona will be running the group herself on January 18th if mothers and babies would like to come along and meet up.  To receive a map and details please email Iona.