Spring and Summer 2021 now added!
Lactation Basics for Doulas and Peer Supporters
3 hours, $75
Check back in Fall for more dates.
This three hour class goes over everything you need to know to support new families in the first weeks of their nursing journey. Perfect for new birth and postpartum doulas and those helping families during the first six weeks.
This is the perfect class for newer doulas or those who have not taken any formal lactation training!! If you have taken lactation courses before, please see the 6 hour foundations class!
Participants will be able to:
Understand how birthing practices and interventions can impact nursing
Help clients make a nursing friendly birth plan.
Support nursing during the immediate postpartum period (the golden hour after birth) including baby-led latch and biological nursing.
Troubleshoot common concerns during the first month (engorgement, sore nipples, latch, weight gain issues in the newborn, increasing supply)
Understand nursing advice in regards to scope of practice
Know when a refer parents and babies to a lactation consultant, and where to find one.
Foundations of Lactation for Healthcare workers
(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: April 10th and 11th, 9:00 am- noon
Early Summer: June 8th and 10th, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Late Summer: August 14th and 15th, 9:00 am- noon
Looking for the most in depth intro to lactation course out there? This is it!
Now open to doulas and non-clinical healthcare workers!
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