Easier Breastfeeding ‘Laid-Back’ and early weeks with your Newborn Baby

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Enjoy a much easier start to life with your new baby after the birth

by attending one of these Private Sessions with renowned expert Janet Balaskas.

This is an opportunity to spend some all important  time getting ready for the early weeks after the birth of your baby. You will learn a much easier approach to starting to breastfeed than is commonly taught.  Here you will get unique insights into the physiological approach of biological nurturing and an understanding of the different behaviours of newborn babies when asleep or wakeful, that will make it much easier to respond your new baby’s signals. Practical basics such as dressing, changing, bathing, sleep, winding and holding will be included.

The best time to attend a session is in the last trimester of your pregnancy.

* Special Group Session *

This will be held on May 31st from 3.00 – 5.00pm at the Active Birth Centre after the lunch time pregnancy yoga class (12.30 – 2.30pm). Cost £75 per person

Private sessions are taught by Janet privately in her home consulting room in East Barnet by arrangement.

The session last 2 hours and can be attended on your own or with your partner.

The cost is £110 per hour per single person/couple  – Total £220 for two hours,

To book a private session please

Email: jb@activebirthcentre.com or  Call: 0208 3610124

This private session can also be booked by a small group of up to 8 people maximum. Email us for details.

Breastfeeding made easy


Many antenatal classes advise you to sit upright when you start breastfeeding—but learning how to breastfeed ‘laid-back’ can make feeding much easier and more relaxing. In this session, Janet Balaskas shows you how.

It all begins in the first hour after birth. Using ‘laid-back’ feeding positions, you will learn how to activate your baby’s innate reflexes to find the breast and ‘self-attach’.

Many of the most common problems women experience with breastfeeding can be avoided with the information you will get in this session.

‘Laid Back’ Breastfeeding and the concept of Biological Nurturing was developed by Dr. Suzanne Colson – a consultant midwife. As a physiological approach to breastfeeding, it is a natural extension of the philosophy of Active Birth.

How to understand your baby

Breastfeeding is at the heart of your baby’s contentment. It offers both comfort and connection as well as the best possible nutrition.

  • DSC_2428Janet will explain the primal needs of a newborn baby and give you insight into newborn behaviour, sleep and wake patterns and other practical tips that every new parent needs.
  • You will learn how a very young newborn baby communicates, and the patterns of feeding you can expect. This will make it easier for you to feel relaxed and confident, even when your baby is crying.
  • You will learn how to interpret your baby’s signals and avoid the distress all too easily labelled as ‘colic’.
  • There will be practical exercises and short films to give you simple yet effective guidance as you prepare to meet your baby.

Great for couples

This session is ideal for couples wanting antenatal preparation that looks beyond the birth, though you can also attend by yourself.

Partners will learn how to be supportive of breastfeeding, how to enjoy ‘hands on’ participation with your new baby, and how to build the intimate connections of your new family.

This class complements the BabyCalm™ Workshop, giving you comprehensive preparation for the early days and then ongoing parenting of your new baby. We recommend you come along during the last three months of your pregnancy.

Find out more about our brilliant courses for couples:

The Complete Active Birth Weekend Course  with Janet Balaskas and Jill Miller

HypnoBirthing  With Janet Balaskas


Find Us

Active Birth Centre
25 Bickerton Road, (Left Gate)
N19 5JT
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General Information
Tel: 020 7281 6760
Email: info@activebirthcentre.com

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