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PHOTO COMPETITION 2024

Calling all enthusiasts of breastfeeding and/or photography! We are hosting a photo competition and subsequent exhibition with the theme 'Breastfeeding in all its forms'. There are 3x Brand New Tablets up for grabs as prizes!

Aim: To normalise and encapsulate the varied & raw nature of the breastfeeding relationship
Entry fee: $50 per photo entry, payable upon print submission
Maximum entries: Two photo entries per applicant
3 Winning Categories: Professional, Amateur + People’s Choice
Important Dates:
- Wed 1 May 2024: Applications Open
- Tues 30 July 2024: Applications Close
- Wed 31 July 2024: Exhibition Opening from 5:30pm at the Lighthouse Theatre, ‘Professional’ + ‘Amateur’ winners announced
- Wed 31 July - Sun 1 Sept 2024: Exhibition at Lighthouse Theatre
- Mon 2 Sept 2024: Winner of 'People’s Choice' announced online
For more information and how to enter, please read the following T&Cs:
Please reach out with any questions you may have. We can't wait to see your amazing photos!

 


NEWBORN FIRST AID

Newborn First Aid is a comprehensive 2-hour course by Summit First Aid, tailored for expectant parents.

Key topics:
-Safe sleeping
-Daily newborn care
-Infant CPR
-Drowning
-Choking
-Insect Bites
-Head injuries
-Tissue injuries
-Febrile convulsions
-Allergic reactions
-Rashes & common diseases
-Poisoning
-Emergency birth
-Who to call

Cost: $160 per couple

Upcoming dates:
- 2-4pm Saturday 1 June 2024
- 5-7pm Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

This class is a comprehensive 3-hr course designed to prepare expecting parents for breastfeeding their baby. It is being run by qualified lactation consultant (IBCLC) Barb Glare.

Key topics:
-How to breastfeed
-How breastfeeding works
-Navigating the first breastfeeds
-Building your support network
-Antenatal expressing
-Common breastfeeding problems
-Getting out and about with a breastfeeding baby
 
When: Next Date TBA
 

Cost: $70ea - Limited places available. Includes morning tea & 1 complimentary registration - we recommend a partner or support person accompanies you.


Follow this link to purchase a ticket            

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INFANT MASSAGE CLASSES

Thrive Paediatric Massage

Learn the lifelong skill of massage in classes suited for newborns through to toddlers.

Classes available include:

  • Introduction to Infant Massage: 1-hour class covering the basic techniques and principles of baby massage. We will discuss appropriate oils, daily cycle, infant cues, benefits & contradictions of infant massage.
  • Infant Massage 4-Week Class: 4x 1-hour classes on a weekly basis. This course covers the basics included in the Intro Class along with Indian & Swedish massage, reflexology, lymphatic exercise, touch relaxation and the colic, wind & constipation sequence.
  • Toddler Storytime Massage Class: 1-hour class. Learn to incorporate a nighttime massage into your storytime to assist with cortisol release & aid sleep. A great skill to help promote emotional regulation in your little one.

Upcoming dates and pricing are posted on our social media accounts. For more information and to book your place, please contact Renée directly.

 

MUSICAL MONDAYS

Singing sessions run every Monday at 10:30am and again at 1pm. It costs a gold coin donation per family.

These children's song & dance sessions are suitable for children of all ages & a great way to meet other parents. We recommend those with smaller children come along to the afternoon session.

Please stay after the sing-alongs for a cuppa and a chat! We hope to see you there.

Note: Singing doesn't currently run on school holidays unless otherwise advertised.

BABYWEARING AT THE BREASTFEEDING CENTRE

We are holding a *free* monthly babywearing information session.

Come along and find a baby carrier that works for you, talk to other parents about their experiences and find out how babywearing could make your life easier. 

You can try on different brands & models of baby wraps & carriers, ask any questions you might have, and bring along your own carriers to have adjusted.

No booking needed, just come along on the day. Please check our social media accounts for the next Babywearing date. We hope to see you there!

 

WORK-IT-OUT WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday we have a drop-in day for free lactation support from an accredited lactation consultant (IBCLC), no appointments required.

Seek advice regarding feeding, attachment & positioning, starting solids, allergies, sleep and more!

See here for more info on Lactation Support.

Please see our latest posts on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

SOUTH WEST CLOTH NAPPY LIBRARY

The cloth nappy library is a volunteer-run initiative providing information & support for those in Warrnambool + South West Victoria wanting to learn about modern cloth nappies. Discover different brands, styles, sizing, washing tips, and hire nappies to try out.
 
Information sessions are free to attend. If you'd like to trial some different types of modern cloth nappies, you can borrow packs for a period of 6 weeks for just $10 each (cleaning fee).
 
Please contact the SWCNL for more information.
 
Email: southwestnappylibrary@gmail.com