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Milkology: All the courses reviewed

Are you a new mommy to be – thinking about breastfeeding your infant? As breastfeeding is the more healthy, natural and safer option for your new-born compared to formula milk? Do you have sleepless nights stressing about the outcome? Do not burn yourself out by reading different articles on the web, we are here to help every step of the way with a review on the Milkology Courses written by Stacey Stewart.

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The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class

Covers everything, step by step in 13 lessons.

The Ultimate Back to Work Pumping Class

Returning to work? Pump like a pro in 13 easy lessons.

The Ultimate Exclusive Pumping Class

Learn how to exclusively pump in 11 easy lessons. 

Pump it Up!

5 easy lessons to help you pump more in less time.

Master Your Milk Supply

Increase milk supply and learn how to build a freezer stash.

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The review in this article based on the Milkology Online Breastfeeding Course is not only from my point of view, but also from other breastfeeding mommies that have taken the course and who also has experiences with the assistance from the course.

The best part about this course is that it is only 90 minutes of content at the comfort of your own home. You can simply relax in bed, with your PJ’s and a bowl of ice cream (or any craving) and simply watch from there.

If you have breastfed before and feel that you do not need this course, I strongly urge you to reconsider. I can assure you that you will most definitely be surprised with the outcome as no baby is the same, even if they are siblings. While breastfeeding might have been easy and a certain technique may have worked for your first baby, your second baby might not like the same technique and therefore you will have to consider other methods of breastfeeding.

“A simple step-by-step program that covers everything you need to know in 13 easy-to-watch lessons. Breastfeed like a Pro in 90 Minutes… Guaranteed.”

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class

If you are new to my blog or whether you have been following me for a while, you have probably figured out that my biggest passion is to help and support new mommies-to-be as much as I possibly can.

A lot of doctors will show you or explain the breastfeeding method to you, however, 80% of the time they do either or method, they never fully show/explain both to you. By doing this, doctors leave you stressed and miserable. However, through my and a lot of mother’s experiences, we would highly recommend the Ultimate breastfeeding class hosted by Milkology. This Course is affordable, fun and it truly helps calm your nerves. The Course was written by Stacey Stewart who is a certified Lactation Consultant.

  • This class is 100% worth investing in as it costs less than a week’s worth of coffee, but will enrich you in so many ways,
  • The Classes are very fun to attend,
  • The Class is super informative for new mothers as well as mothers who have has little ones before, who might have the experience but not the knowledge and ideas of new methods,
  • This class emphasizes on the things that are key methods to breastfeeding success. For example: finding support, reliable information, and, the understanding of supply on demand.
  • The class is online; therefore, you can watch it at your own pace and however and wherever you prefer,
  • You learn about the science behind breastmilk, latching and positioning, mastering your milk supply, how to tell if your baby is consuming enough breast milk, what to expect in your first few hours/days and weeks after giving birth, weaning and much more,
  • If you cannot absorb all the information the Master Class Notes include everything covered in the videos and are available for download with the course,
  • One of the bonus items in the class is the Little Black Book of Breastfeeding Secrets which has over 50 tips that you can implement into your daily life.

The Ultimate back to Work Pumping Class

You may be thinking that an online course for breast pumping and milk supply would be hard to sell, but in truth, it is actually an extremely popular topic, for new and existing moms who want to be more and well informed on this subject.

The Ultimate back to work pumping class is an online video course that focuses on preparing you as a breastfeeding mother for your return and transitioning back to work.

Not only is this course entirely produced in engaging and unique video lessons with a voice over teacher style, it also comes with pre-written notes and a bonus e-book.

Here are a few highlights of the class worth mentioning:

  • Safe milk storage guidelines with diagrams and charts to make the information more structured,
  • Lessons on growing and building a freezer stash to give you peace of mind while you are not with your little bundle of joy,
  • There are also teachings on how to safely thaw frozen breast milk.
  • There are two modules on how to master your milk supply and how to protect it from tanking while you are at work,
  • The class also makes mention of the pumping at work rights you need to know in detail to protect yourself legally from mis-informed work colleagues,
  • There are bottle feeding tips for the breastfed baby,
  • There are guidelines on how to introduce a bottle and pace feed,
  • There is also advice on what to do if you are not pumping enough milk.

The Ultimate Exclusive Pumping Class

This class is an online course on learning how to pump exclusive so that you can bottle feed your baby. It might seem cold and disconnected to think of never having the baby nestled up to suckle anymore, but there are some situations and circumstances where bottle feeding from your exclusive pumping milk supply can actually be better for both you and your baby.

Stacey goes to great lengths to explain the fundamentals behind exclusive pumping and to give you all the information and support you will ever need to succeed in exclusive breastmilk pumping.

Stacey provides step-by-step directions

  • Choosing the correct pump,
  • Getting to know your pump,
  • How to store your milk effectively & safely,
  • How to maximize expression.
  • She takes a considerable amount of time helping you to ensure that you are gaining in supply, rather than dwindling,
  • That extra care and attention is available,
  • Stacey also walks you through the process of overcoming challenges,
  • She also shares additional printable content to help you keep track of everything.
  • Discover the benefits of breastfeeding (I did not even know just how great breastfeeding really is till I watched this class),
  • What to expect (diaper output and weight, the first month, month 2 and beyond)

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Pump it Up

It is an adjustment from being a full-time employee to be a full-time mother. It is also an adjustment when you return to work because now you have two full-time jobs that need to be blended somehow.

  • Before returning to work from maternity leave, talk with departmental leadership about what resources are available for pumping in the workplace.
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.” They are also required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”

Emotional adjustments:

  • You will miss your baby – of course you will! Your baby will miss you, too. Neither of you were designed physiologically or emotionally for long separations from each other. Accepting this fact doesn’t make it easier but it may help you understand some of the emotions you will be feeling.
  • Plan a gradual leave taking in the morning – allow time for a relaxed breastfeeding and cuddle before you leave.
  • Bring your baby’s picture or a video on your phone to work to look at while you’re pumping.
  • Check in with the care giver as frequently during the day as you need.
  • Stop in during your lunch break, if possible, for you both to reconnect.

Wardrobe

  • Two-piece outfits with loose fitting tops are very helpful for convenient pumping.
  • Consider a hands-free bra to allow you to pump and also have a video chat with the care giver, eat lunch, work at the computer or do some other task that might keep you late at work.
  • Wear a printed top in case your pumping is delayed. Any leakage is less obvious.
  • If you decide to go with a pump that requires you to be stationary, invest in a hand-free corset that allows you to chart and eat during pumping sessions. There is nothing worse than forgetting pumping parts at home!

Pumping at work

  • Insurance/medical aids covers a breast pump, so get one. There are so many different varieties that have come to market since I had my first child. These range from the classic, plug-in pump to the wireless wearable varieties that allow you to be mobile. Figure out what will work best for you and your work expectations. For example, if you work in a single coverage facility, a pump that allows you to be mobile may be the best option
  • After returning to work, most moms find it is easiest to pump right before the shift and right after shift. Most can fit in one or two pumping sessions during shift depending on the length of the shift.
  • A time-saving alternative is to put pump parts in a Ziploc bag and place that bag in fridge in between pumping sessions, allowing you to wait to clean equipment at home or after your shift. This saves 5-10 minutes each pumping session.
  • See if you can have a “practice run” at your workplace before you start work.
  • Try to pump as many times as your baby will feed while you are separated. It may be difficult to match the feeding times, but matching the frequency will help keep up your supply.
  • Develop a plan for when and where you will pump, if you can.
  • If your work is erratic, take a pump break whenever you see a 10 – 15-minute window, even you just pumped an hour or two ago.
  • Try to de-stress while pumping – look at a picture/video of baby, listen to calming music, bring a piece of your baby’s clothing to hold/smell/look at.

Back at Home

  • Have a relaxed reconnection when you arrive back to the baby. Talk to the care giver to hear how the day went. Nurse before leaving a facility if your baby is willing.
  • Expect that your baby may feed more often in the evening or at night to make up for the time away. Babies miss the full package – you – even when they have their mom’s milk for feedings. Don’t plan anything else for the evening except for reconnecting with your baby and the rest of your family.
  • You may find wearing your baby and keeping her close to you in the evenings and on weekends is a great way to get the things done that need done without being apart from your baby.
  • Minimize separations during off work hours. Errands may take a little longer but can be done more easily with baby than in a rush between feedings. “Date nights” at home can be just as special.

Master Your Milk Supply

Expressing breast milk is hard work. Many mothers are stressed by the thought of not being able to express enough milk to fulfill in their babies’ needs. Below, you will find some tips to help you to Master the amount of milk you express in the time that you have available.

Before you start expressing breast milk

  • Remember that expressing breast milk is a skill that will be mastered as you go along. Through experimenting with when you express, for how long and on which pump settings, you will find what works best for your body.
  • Some mothers express very well by hand, others will definitely benefit from a good quality breast pump.
  • Make sure that you are using the correct size flange for your nipple. The diameter should be slightly larger than your nipple to allow your nipple to move back and forth freely. A flange that is too small will cause painful expressing, ineffective milk drainage and reduced milk supply.
  • Choose a peaceful environment where you can relax and have something to drink on hand.
  • Sit upright in a comfortable position with your back supported – this may take a while!
  • Position the pump correctly, with your nipple in the middle of the flange and with the pump flat to your breast, not pointing downwards or sideways.

Ready, Steady, Express

  • Set your electric pump on the stimulation setting first for 1-2 minutes to establish a let-down reflex. This setting provides suction in quick, shallow flutters, mimicking a baby’s initial sucking on the breast.
  • NOTE: A let-down or milk ejection reflex occurs when your body releases hormones that cause your milk to start flowing.  You may experience a tingling sensation in your breasts and may see milk starting to drip into the pump.
  • Once you experience a let-down, switch your breast pump to the suction setting for expressing of milk. Increase the suction strength until it becomes uncomfortable, then turn it down one notch. Expressing should not hurt.
  • With a manual pump, maintain a rhythm of one squeeze every 1-2 seconds.
  • Continue expressing until your milk stops flowing and you can no longer see drops of milk falling into the bottle. At this point, you can either stop, or switch back to the stimulation setting for a minute, before actively expressing again for another few minutes.
  • If you are expressing to increase your milk supply it is a good idea to continue expressing for a few more minutes after your milk has stopped flowing, as this will provide extra stimulation on your nipples, leading to increased supply.
  • If you struggle to experience a let-down, look at a photo or video clip of your baby.
  • Heat encourages milk flow, so put a warm compress on your breast while expressing or sit in the sun.

Hands-on expressing for more milk

Research & history has shown that combining expressing with a breast pump, breast massages and hand expressing can significantly increase the amount of milk a mother express. This is easy to do and possible to combine with any breast pump. Try these tips:

  • Massage both your breasts before you start expressing milk
  • If possible, use a double pump with an expressing bra to keep the pump in place, leaving your hands free to do some breast compressions on full areas in the breasts.
  • Once the milk starts slowing, pause expressing and massage both breasts again, then resume.
  • Continue until you no longer get any milk out.
  • Finish the session by hand-expressing the final drops directly into your milk container.

When to express breast milk

  • If you are separated from your baby (for example if the baby is in NICU), you would need to express every 2-3 hours in the day, and at least 1-2 times at night to establish and maintain your supply.
  • If your aim is extra stimulation to increase your milk supply, express a few minutes after every feed.
  • When at work you can express in a tea and lunch break – you will need to express every 3-4 hours during the time separated from your baby.
  • If you simply want to store breastmilk you can express at 2-3 times during the day when you have extra time – do not skip these sessions.
  • You can feed baby on one side and express on the other – you can even do this at the same time to make use of the let-down your baby is already stimulating.

Remember: A baby latching, and sucking will always get out more milk than a breast pump. Do not judge your milk supply on the amount of milk that you are able to express. You may have some very successful sessions, and others yielding only 10-20ml of milk. Every drop of expressed breast milk is worth gold!

I am so glad I found Milkology long before my baby was scheduled to arrive! I never really thought so much about preparing to breastfeed; I just kind of thought it would come naturally once my baby is born.

I think so many of us worry about preparing for the delivery and forget about a lot of what comes after. But as the course points out, and as I am now remembering from other women in my life, many do give up rather quickly because of how hard breastfeeding can be. And I cannot blame them! So why not make it easier on yourself by being prepared ahead of time? This may just seem like a sale pitch, but I truly believe in this course.

Are you feeling sceptical? If you do not find value in this course, you have 30 days to request a refund. This is generous because you can finish the course in one sitting or even if you are extremely busy in a few days. I love it when someone is willing to stand behind their product with a guarantee. You can feel more comfortable spending your hard-earned coins on this course! I do not think you will need it because the course is full of value, but it is there, just in case. I hope I have convinced you just how beneficial I think Milkology’s Ultimate Breastfeeding Class is! I promise, I looked extensively at online breastfeeding courses, and this is by far the best I found.

What to do now?

Here is what to do. If you would like someone to sit beside you and explain everything you need to know for a successful breastfeeding experience, jump right over and sign up for the Ultimate Breastfeeding Class right now. No more googling and wondering, just straight forward information and practical strategies to get you good to go.

Milkology – The Ultimate breastfeeding class! Breastfeed like a Pro in 90 Minutes… Guaranteed. A simple step-by-step program that covers everything you need to know about breastfeeding in 13 easy-to-watch lessons.

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If you are looking for a online birthing class, then you definitely need to take the FREE Kopa Birth Online Class; read more about it here.

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