The Mindful Breastfeeding School
Education , support & training for calmer, more connected infant feeding
At The Mindful Breastfeeding School We Support Loving, Connecting Relationships
through our unique classes, support sessions and practitioner training.
Mindful Breastfeeding is an approach to lactation support and education that prioritises emotional wellbeing and infant-parent relationships.
Having a calm body and mind helps breastfeeding to be more comfortable and milk to flow. It helps babies to relax and parents to be more responsive - creating a more connected and fulfilling parenting experience.
How Can We Help?
Whether you're an expectant parent, brand-new mum, lactation supporter or health professional, we have something for you....
Access our online course helping you prepare to feed your baby
6 modules of breastfeeding antenatal classes done differently. Beyond the standard breastfeeding know-how, we share the knowledge & tools to support your emotional wellbeing and help you connect with yourselves & your baby before they arrive. Meaning you're as ready as you can be to feed your new baby.
Want to train with us?
Become a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner
We run online Mindful Breastfeeding training courses that teach you to become a Mindful Breastfeeding practitioner, helping parents in your own community to feed their baby with compassionate, up-to-date and realistic breastfeeding support that is centred around emotional wellbeing, relaxation & mindfulness.
How does Mindful Breastfeeding support parents & babies?
A range of support and learning options that help to calm & relax before, during and after breastfeeding.
We offer courses, one to one support sessions and parenting groups that focus on tools that calm the mind and body, leading to a more relaxed and connected infant feeding experience.
Mindful breastfeeding increases milk flow, reduces discomfort, aid's baby's sleep and helps parents and babies to connect in a deeper way.
All of our services and training are centred around our SPACES philosophy of wellbeing, offering science-based yet simple practices that aid a more loving and fulfilling life .
Options for training with us
We have 3 ways that you can train with The Mindful Breastfeeding School
The Mindful Breastfeeding Programme
Our flagship course for breastfeeding supporters and health professionals.
An online programme that teaches you all you need to know to be able to add Mindful Breastfeeding to your services. As a practitioner the ways you can use Mindful Breastfeeding are endless, and we give you the resources to be able to run antenatal classes, our Mindful Baby wellbeing classes and individual Mindful Breastfeeding sessions.
Mindful Breastfeeding Foundations
If you want to be a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner but don't yet have a lactation support qualification then our Foundations course is just for you.
Teaching you how to offer up-to-date, evidence-based and realistic breastfeeding education & support is mixed with communication skills and a blended learning model of self-directed and live online learning with a group of others. We run this twice a year.
The Co-regulation Course
COMING SUMMER 2023
Learn tools and techniques that support the emotional regulation of both parents and babies, helping them to overcome challenges, have a closer bond and enjoy a more peaceful existence.
This course will be online in a blended-learning style with live online teaching sessions and ready to go content and resources.
This course is for anyone who works with parents. The tools are flexible but you will also be taught to run Mindful Baby & Me Classes in your local community.
Start Your Own Breastfeeding Business.
Our Free 3 Day Event
Spend the next 3 days exploring how you could offer lactation support or education in your community. Create life-changing services that lift you and your clients up, whilst fitting around the other parts of your life.
Use our workbook, emails and videos to uncover what's possible; From setting up a local breastfeeding group to creating an online education platform, whatever your dream, we're here to guide you through the next steps.
Meet Our Founder
The Mindful Breastfeeding School was created in 2016 by Anna Le Grange
Anna has been a paediatric nurse with an interest in infant feeding for 23 years. In 2015 she became a Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and in 2017 a Mindfulness teacher. Anna brings her passion for psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness into her lactation support work and teaches parents and professionals how they incorporate emotional well-being and relaxation tools into their own lactation practice.
Since 2016 The Mindful Breastfeeding School has trained over 300 Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioners around the world, to use the practices in their own healthcare settings and communities.
Anna regularly enjoys speaking about mindful breastfeeding and emotional wellbeing at events which have included WomanFest, ILactation, Gold Learning and more.
Anna is from the UK but currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs.
When she's not offering lactation support or training, Anna is studying for a MSc in Positive Psychology. To relax she loves nothing more that some beach yoga or a walk with her dogs.