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What do they discuss in the "women only" sessions at the NCT courses?

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ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sun 12-Jul-09 15:44:28


squeaver Sun 12-Jul-09 15:50:31

Oh we never had one of those.


ByThePowerOfGreyskull Sun 12-Jul-09 15:51:21



CarGirl Sun 12-Jul-09 15:53:09

I think from what I've been told my people who have attended it's an "ask any question you want" and they talk more about the state of your boobs, your bits etc etc

I think they found it helps the women in the group bond and that they ask questions they are too embarrassed to ask in front of other peoples male partners. Our sends the men off to the pub for the evening to get them to bond too. Think they also get someone to come along who is bf a young baby and they tend to ask her lots of intimate questions!

hester Sun 12-Jul-09 15:53:47

You, of course.

Actually, I have no idea - we didn't have that.

hester Sun 12-Jul-09 15:54:48

... if we had done, I'm not sure what would have happened as my dp is a woman. As it is, she only had to endure being asked if she wanted to learn to breastfeed too, and assured (very earnestly) that this is possible, women in California are doing it.

heavenstobetsy Sun 12-Jul-09 16:23:43

We had an hour session on what to look out for when breastfeeding (thrush, mastitus etc), a bit about feeding with flat nipples and then just a chat about if anyone had any pressure not to etc and how they were dealing with it. Sounds good written down but our tutor was actually useless sad

chevre Sun 12-Jul-09 16:32:04

they bring out teh good cake and you all eat yourselves into a stupor

mrsboogie Sun 12-Jul-09 16:40:55

blimey - two women breastfeeding their baby shock that sounds bloody brilliant!

hester Sun 12-Jul-09 22:40:12

Yeah, but I think you have to work really chuffin hard to trigger a milk supply in a non-pregnant woman. We decided it wasn't worth the hassle! (We were also promised that men can breastfeed too. At this stage you could almost see all the men in the room wishing this HAD been saved for a woman-only slot...)

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