2 mini-presentations by Meghan Reed MS, RD, CD, IBCLC, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Dietitian (RD). She received her master's degree in dietetics at the University of Utah. She has previously worked at Primary Children's Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, as well as the Sandy Public Health Center.
PART 1 Come learn about and discuss how natural-term breastfeeding happens. Children all eventually outgrow the need to breastfeed, although it may happen later than you expect. We will discuss what child-led weaning look like across many cultures, as well as why it is important to the physical and emotional health of the child (and parents)! Child-led weaning can bring up many challenges and phases that parents may not be aware of, since it's not commonly discussed in our culture. Natural-term breastfeeding is an awesome journey, so come get some tools to help you along the way!
PART 2 Are you nursing, but hoping to become pregnant again soon? Come learn about tandem nursing! We will discuss how breastfeeding can affect your fertility while trying to conceive, how nursing through a pregnancy works, and then how to juggle nursing a newborn and older child, all while still taking care of yourself. Tandem nursing can be challenging, but with support and knowledge you can create an amazing experience for your children and yourself!