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Before having my first baby, I did tons of research on the best baby products and attended labor and parenting classes. I thought I was ready for my baby girl to come. My house was clean, the nursery all put together and I was ready for the delivery. I knew that I wanted to breastfeed and everyone I talked to said that the nurses and lactation specialist at the hospital will help. So I read a little about what to expect and I thought I was ready for breastfeeding too. My first attempt at breastfeeding didn't go well. I didn't know what I was doing and the nurses were trying their bests to help. They just kept saying that my baby would just latch, when she didn't a few nurses tried to force her to take my breast while she was upset. I didn't know any better at the time… but that was not helping. I had my baby at 3:35am on a Sunday and the lactation specialist wasn't coming in until Monday morning around 10. I didn't want to stay in the hospital another night, but I wasn't having success and wanted help from the lactation specialist. In the meantime, the nurses brought in a breast pump to help with milk production. I went to the hospital breastfeeding class and then the lactation specialist visited my room to help. After a few days, things were going better. Looking back on that experience now and especially after taking Lactation Link’s Breastfeeding Basics Class, I know my experience would have been better if I would have taken the class before.




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We just went to Lindsey Shipley's in-person Breastfeeding Basics Course and {LOVED} it! Lindsey is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She worked for 5 years as a labor and delivery nurse and loved helping new moms with breastfeeding. She felt that there needed to be more education for new moms so she became an IBCLC and stared Lactation Link shortly after.

About: The Breastfeeding Basics Course gives you all the information you need to be able to breastfeed your baby. The course also gives you tools that will help if you are not successful at first. 
Price: In-Person Breastfeeding Basics Course in Highland, UT (Utah County) $49.99 
On Demand Video Class $39.99 per class - available for Breastfeeding Basics Course, Intermediate Breastfeeding Course and Pumping and Storing Breastmilk Course. The class never expires, you can view as many times as you like and they come with a printable notes outline. You can get all 3 classes in a bundle for $89.99 (best value).  
Lindsey also does In-Person Consults and eConsults. 
Lindsey has an online Mom support group on instagram. You can find it @lactationlink. She posts daily tips, hosts baby giveaways, and shares he favorite breastfeeding products. 
Ease of Use:  You can get all of her courses online for instant streaming so you can watch it anywhere or anytime...it doesn't get any easier than that. The course is really easy to understand. 
Found At: www.Lactationlink.com 
Quality: Amazing! Lindsey is very knowledgeable…she knows what she is talking about! 
Best Use: The Breastfeeding Basics Course is for new moms to be or even before you have your second or third baby. You definitely want to attend the Breastfeeding Basics course before you have your baby. She walks you through what to do for your first feeding. Lindsey recommends taking the Intermediate Course and Pumping and Storing Breastmilk Course before or within a few weeks of having your baby. 
Our Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars (honestly if we could, we would give Lindsey and Lactation Link 10 out of 5 stars)


Why we like it: 

1. We love that you can view her courses online!!! That is the best - anyone can order them! If you are close to Utah County, Utah, being able to do the basics course in person is great for hand on approach.

2. I love that the class goes over everything you need before attempting breastfeeding!

3. The class is small, so everyone felt comfortable to ask questions and Lindsey was there to answer any question.