LACTATION CENTRE SERVICES

We offer lactation consultation services and preparatory classes to meet all your needs through your breastfeeding journey.


Our Hegen Lactation Centre is located at:

#02-01, Alexandra Technopark, Tower A Lobby 1

438A Alexandra Road, Singapore 119967



Prenatal Consultation

Appointment Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this consult will prepare you for your breastfeeding journey and discuss any possible concerns you may have. This consultation would include nipple measurement, flange fitting and the art of hand expressing during the initial hours post-birth.

Ideal for mothers who have approached their 30th week of pregnancy and/or had a previously challenging breastfeeding journey or other breast anomalies (reductions, enhancements, flat or inverted nipples).

When Can You Start

You may schedule a consult anytime between your 30th to 36th week of pregnancy.

Duration

60 minutes

Class Size & Format

As this is a private consultation, the Lactation Consultant will meet with you physically at the Hegen Lactation Centre or virtually via Zoom. Partners are welcome.

Consultation Fees

S$107.00 / hour


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Postnatal Consultation

Appointment Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to provide you with practical assistance for breastfeeding related concerns anytime from your child’s birth. She will observe a feed/pump session from start to finish and offer a plan of action or suggest management strategies that can be applied.

Ideal for mothers who are having a challenging breastfeeding experience (i.e. blocked ducts, mastitis, low supply, breast anomalies) or require professional lactation advice.

When Can You Start

You may schedule for a consult anytime from your hospital discharge date.

Duration

60 minutes

Class Size & Format

As this is a private consultation, the Lactation Consultant will meet with you privately at the Hegen Lactation Centre, virtually via Zoom or in the comfort of your own home. Partners are welcome.

Consultation Fees

S$107.00 / hour (Physically or Virtual)

S$192.60 / hour (Home Visits)


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Childbirth Preparation Class

Course Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this course was designed to equip you and your partner to be confident about pregnancy; labour; baby care; and beyond.

Course Structure

Part 1: Antenatal Preparation

  • Diet and Nutrition during Pregnancy and Confinement
  • Basic Antenatal Exercises
  • Coping with Labour Pain
  • Types of Pain-Relief Used in Labour
  • Natural Breathing Techniques for Labour
  • Labour Rehearsal
  • Types of Delivery: Normal, Assisted and Caesarean Section
  • Postnatal Nursing Care

Part 2: Postnatal Preparation - Caring for Your Newborn

  • How to hold your newborn in a safe way
  • How to bathe your newborn (includes diaper changing; cleaning of the umbilical cord; and swaddling)
  • How to calm a crying baby
  • Basic first-aid for newborns

Part 3: Postnatal Preparation - Infant Feeding

(A): Breastfeeding

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation
  • Stages of Breastmilk Production
  • Infant Stomach Capacity
  • Optimal Latching and Feeding Positions
  • Alternative Feeding Methods (i.e. spoon, cup, syringe and tube feeding)
  • Management of Breastfeeding Challenges during the first 2 weeks of breastfeeding (i.e. Sore nipples, breast engorgement, plugged milk ducts, mastitis, low supply etc.)
  • Techniques for Hand Expression
  • Usage of Breast Pump and Handling of Expressed Breastmilk

(B): Bottle-feeding

  • Managing breast and bottle-feeding
  • Normal Bottle-Feeding Technique vs. Paced Bottle-Feeding Technique
  • Safety tips when feeding
  • Sterilisation and use of infant feeding equipment

(C): Weaning (the introduction of solids at the 6th months mark)

  • Basic Concepts of Weaning
  • When, What and How to Introduce Solid Foods
  • Managing Allergies & Food Reactions

When Can You Start

Ideal for expectant parents in their 30th week of pregnancy as the workshop will equip you and your partner to be confident about labour and beyond.

Duration

7 hours (Intensive Class - for expectant parents delivering within the next 4 weeks)

4 hours (Private, Physical Class & Group, Virtual Class)

Class Size and Format

We offer group virtual classes as well as private, one-on-one physical classes.

Course Fees

S$600.00 (Intensive)

S$400.00 (Private, Physical class)

S$250.00 (Virtual, Group class)


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Caring For Your Newborn Class

Course Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this workshop is designed to equip parents-to-be with the necessary skills and knowledge on childcare techniques.

Course Structure

Part 1: Basic First Aid

  • How and when to call an ambulance
  • Setting up a first-aid kit at home and eliminating health hazards

Part 2: Bathing and Care

  • How to Bathe a Newborn
  • How to Get a Newborn Dressed
  • How to care for an Umbilical Cord
  • How to Swaddle a Newborn
  • How to Change a Diaper

Part 3: Breastfeeding and Bottle-Feeding

  • How to Establish a Good Latch
  • Understanding a Newborn's Feeding Pattern
  • Burping a Newborn
  • How to Introduce a Bottle

Part 4: Cleaning and Sterilising of Feeding and Pumping Equipments

  • How to Clean Breast Pump Parts and Feeding Bottles
  • Best Practices for Sterilising Pump Parts and Feeding Bottles

When Can You Start

Expectant parents are encouraged to attend this during the third trimester of pregnancy as the workshop will enable couples to feel prepared and confident when caring for their newborn.

Duration

3 hours (Private, Physical Class & Group, Virtual Class)

Class Size and Format

We offer group virtual classes as well as private, one-on-one physical classes.

Course Fees

S$400.00 (Private, Physical class)

S$250.00 (Virtual, Group class)


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Back-To-Work Breastfeeding Class

Course Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this workshop is designed to empower nursing mothers with the necessary skills and management strategies to continue breastfeeding and make a successful transition back to work.

Course Structure

Part 1: Establishing A Pumping Discipline

  • How to create a work pump schedule
  • Establishing a milk bank before returning to work
  • Techniques for pumping on the go
  • Understanding pump settings for optimal pumping

Part 2: Management Strategies

  • How to get a caregiver/infant care to offer a bottle
  • How to manage a "nursing strike" and "nipple confusion"
  • Techniques for overcoming dipped and/or low supply
  • Technique for hand expression

Part 3: Storage and Sterilising Guide

  • How to sterilise and store expressed breast milk on-the-go
  • Assembling a pump bag

(Exclusive for Private Classes) The consultation session will include

  • Assessment of breast condition
  • Re-assessment of nipple measurement and flange fitting
  • Customised pump settings and proposed pump schedule
  • Hands-on practice for management strategies

When Can You Start

Nursing mothers are encouraged to attend this one month before returning to work in order to have sufficient time to practice and apply techniques learnt during the class. This also ensures your child has enough runway to transition and simulate a feeding schedule during a work day.

Duration

2 hours (Virtual, Group Class)

3 hours (Private, Physical Class)

Class Size and Format

We offer group virtual classes as well as private, one-on-one physical classes.

Course Fees

S$400.00 (Private, Physical class)

S$250.00 (Virtual, Group Class)


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Infant Baby Massage Class

Course Description

Conducted by Chen Liqin, Senior Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this class is designed to equip parents with the right techniques to improve your baby’s sleep, digestion and weight gain through a soothing massage.

When Can You Start

Babies can enjoy massages from one month of age at a time when they are fed and comfortable. Caregivers and partners are also welcome to learn how to give a baby massage.

Duration

2 hours (Private, Physical Class)

Class Size & Format

Due to the nature of this class, it is only offered one-on-one in the Hegen Lactation Centre.

Course Fees

S$400.00 (Private, Physical class)


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To find out more about the services offered by us, you may contact us at cs@hegen.com or
give us a call at +65 6842 5885 for assistance.