Our Classes


We offer classes to expectant parents that encompass a holistic, research based approach about postnatal care. Each of our classes are led by our founder, Philippa Murphy. Philippa has a postnatal clinic in North Canterbury called BabyCues, where she helps newborns and parents worldwide. A pioneer in her field, she is a postnatal practitioner, educator and author with a background in Child Development and Psychology. Philippa is also a mother herself of a vivacious three year old and with a career spanning twenty-four years, she has worked with hundreds of parents and newborns. 

We hold evening classes each week that run for an hour-and-a-half, for six consecutive weeks starting at the beginning of each school term for Rangiora and half way through the term for Christchurch. Course capacity is eight couples, or single parents per course in Rangiora and twelve couples, or single parents in Christchurch. The minimum attendees for each course to go ahead is four couples. 

Parents get the pleasure of devouring a delectable pudding at each session, they receive a free copy of the bestselling book ‘BabyCues, Prevent and Remedy Colic, Reflux, Lactose and Dairy Overload, Nature’s Logical Answers,’ along with The Pudding Clubs Shopping and Information Guide. Parents also receive free, helpful baby equipment like NUK pacifiers, water wipes, tui balm nappy cream, coffee vouchers, Health 2000 discounts and more. 

Feedback from previous attenders of The Pudding Club Classes say this course is worth $150 to $200, but you get all this for $15.00 a night per couple - $90.00 for the entire course.

 


What we teach...


 

  • physiology of lactation
  • favourable latching techniques
  • how to 'bring in' a healthy milk supply that is in harmony with your baby's digestion
  • best practice for breastfeeding issues like engorgement, fast flow, or sore nipples
  • best nutritional diet for breastfeeding mothers
  • effects of breastfeeding diet on baby
  • breastfed bowel motions
  • expressing
  • favourable latching techniques that help maintain breastfeeding
  • how to nurture digestive health while feeding
  • appropriate quantities
  • apparatus
  • the capacity of a newborn’s stomach up until the age of one
  • how to maintain a healthy balance of digestive enzymes and digestive function for baby
  • what is a healthy weight gain
  • the 'Six-Wind Cues'
  • common cry cycle
  • crying it out – why this is not a good practice
  • tired signs
  • normal and abnormal communication
  • rooting and startle reflex
  • pedalling legs
  • arching backwards
  • hiccups
  • the 'Six-Wind Cues'
  • common cycle of air in the body
  • how to release wind for your baby using ‘Nature’s Wind Sequence’
  • optimum amount of wind to release at each age
  • common misconceptions about wind
  • rooting reflex
  • suck reflex
  • grasp reflex
  • sound bonding
  • movement
  • general techniques and remedies
  • calming techniques for parents
  • sleep requirements
  • the real tired cues
  • swaddling
  • settling baby to sleep
  • co-sleeping – the ‘Safe Snuggle’
  • sleep deprivation
  • behaviours of colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload
  • rashes explained
  • temperature ranges and what to do
  • bowel motions
  • dehydration signs
  • thrush
  • tongue tie
  • teething
  • bathing
  • nappy changing
  • essential products and clothing discussed

 

  • baby blues
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal psychosis
  • effects of sleep deprivation
  • natural remedies that help regulate mental and physical health

We really enjoyed the holistic approach, it made us feel very comfortable. Doing this course has taken away the fear of being a new parent and helped us to feel like everything is going to be OK. We can do this.

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