New dates for Spring/Summer 2022 now listed!
Foundations of Lactation
(Fulfills lactation-specific pre-requisite requirements for some midwifery schools. Email for more information)
6 hours plus independent study, $150
(Two 3 hour virtual sessions)
Spring: Tuesdays April 5th and 12th (5:00 pm-8:00 pm)
Spring: Saturday and Sunday May 21st/22nd (10:00 am-1:00 pm)
Summer: Tuesdays July 5th and 12th (5:00 pm-8:00 pm)
Looking for the most in depth intro to lactation course out there? This is it!
As this class is fast paced, it is better suited to those who have basic lactation knowledge. Highly motivated newbies definitely encouraged to join in, but weekly chat might be a better pace if you are completely green to lactation.
Please feel free to email me with questions!
Topics include, but are not limited to:
This history of nursing in the United States (with an emphasis on African American history)
Cultural competency and counseling skills
The first hour postpartum
The impact of birth on nursing
Anatomy and Physiology
What exactly is a good latch
Sore nipples and breasts
Medical conditions that might require advanced clinical care
Structural issues in the nursing parent and/or the infant
When to reach out for help
Plenty of time to ask questions