Spring and Summer 2021 now added!
Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas and Peer Supporters
3 hours, $75
April 27th, 2021: 6:30-9:30 pm
June 29th, 2021: 6:30-9:30 pm
This three hour class goes over everything you need to know to support new families in the first weeks of their breastfeeding journey. Perfect for birth doulas and those helping families during the first six weeks.
Participants will be able to:
Understand how birthing practices and interventions can impact breastfeeding.
Help clients make a breastfeeding friendly birth plan.
Support breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding advice in regards to scope of practice
Know when a refer Mom and baby to a lactation consultant, and where to find one.
Foundations of Breastfeeding for Healthcare workers
6 hours plus independent study, $175
(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 12th and 14th, 9:00 am- noon
Looking for the most in depth intro to breastfeeding course out there? This is it! This workshop is great for midwifery students, postpartum nurses, and those wishing to teach breastfeeding basics in their communities.
Includes a clinical skills component for those who work in a clinical setting (nurses, community healthcare workers, and midwifery students) or for those who have more than 2 years of peer counseling experience (with approval).
Topics include, but are not limited to:
This history of breastfeeding in the United States
Cultural competency and counseling skills
The first hour postpartum
The impact of birth on breastfeeding
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!