Antenatal courses

LLLGB offers a free, online antenatal course facilitated by a volunteer breastfeeding counsellor. These are live, interactive sessions (not lectures or webinars), that encourage discussion and connection.

Beginning Breastfeeding will help you to prepare to breastfeed your baby. In addition to empowering you with the knowledge and techniques needed to get started, it also connects you to free unlimited breastfeeding resources from La Leche League and into a community of breastfeeding families.  

After reading below, Please get in contact for more information and to sign up!

Upcoming dates for all in Scotland

  • Monday 25 April 09:30-12:30
  • Tuesday 26 & Friday 29 April, 17:00-19:15 [FULL]
  • Monday 23 May 09:30-12:30
  • Monday 20 June 09:30-12:30
  • Monday 18 July 17:00-20:00
  • Monday 25 July 12:00-15:00
  • Monday 22 August 09:30-12:30

Upcoming dates for Scotland will be added once confirmed. Please let us know if you would like to be emailed when they are released.

More dates are available with LLLGB, which you’re welcome to attend! Please email the LLLGB Antenatal Course Coordinator for more dates.

What to expect

We discuss:

  • How breastmilk is made and how breastfeeding works
  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to establish and protect milk supply if the baby is not yet ready to breastfeed, and where to find reliable help for breastfeeding challenges
  • A range of breastfeeding positions
  • Evidence-based sources of information and support
  • What is normal newborn behaviour

During pregnancy, many of us focus on the birth and prepare ourselves for this. As with the birth, thinking about breastfeeding and preparing for it before the arrival of the baby can empower and help us to navigate any hurdles that may arise along the way – challenges that can be overcome with care and support.

The group is limited to about 8-10 participants to allow for discussion, questions and concerns about pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Spaces for the courses are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

This comprehensive course is free of charge – you are welcome to make an optional donation to LLLGB and/or perhaps you’d be interested in membership?

🎉La Leche League also welcomes anyone pregnant to join our regular meetings – see our calendar for upcoming dates.