How to Provide Professional Breastfeeding Support.

Doulas are often one of the first professionals to assist clients with feeding their babies. Be prepared by learning the best ways to support parents to breastfeed/chest feed.

This class was created with the purpose of introducing breast/chest feeding to birth and postpartum doulas. As doulas, we are often one of the first professionals able to assist our clients with feeding their babies in the first few hours/weeks/months. Because of this, it is important that we know how to best support them in their breast/chest feeding journey, within the scope of a doula, as well as know when to refer out to a healthcare provider or IBCLC.

Our breastfeeding for doulas class covers:

In this approach to breastfeeding education for doulas there will be very little lecture, and lots of discussions about real life as it pertains to how best to support new parents in feeding their babies with human milk.
  • Basic Anatomy of the Breast
  • Milk changes as baby grows
  • How to include the non feeding partner
  • Importance of skin to skin contact for breastfeeding
  • Positioning and latch
  • How to know if baby is getting enough
  • How to know if baby is hungry, and normal feeding intervals
  • How a doula can best support breastfeeding families

After your breastfeeding training:

***Attendance at this workshop meets the Breastfeeding Education requirements for Birth & Postpartum Doulas certifying with DONA (Doulas of North America).

Upcoming Breastfeeding / Chestfeeding Professional Trainings:

Each of our Breastfeeding for Doulas workshops takes place on a weekend morning.

  • Saturday August 21st, 2021 from 9am-12:30pm
  • Sunday September 26th, 2021 from 9am-12:30pm

COST: $90


Lindsey is a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and an ICEA trained Childbirth Educator. Her path to supporting new families started in her early teenage years. First babysitting; Then teaching dance, mommy and me, and gymnastics; and now as a birthworker and educator. She is a born and raised Los Angeleno and a mama, herself.

After the birth of her own daughter in 2012, she discovered how much of that village we really do need and started to feel a pull to support families in a deeper, more impactful way. She has a great passion for educating and empowering new parents to trust their intuition and birth and parent the way that they feel called to do so. When not diving into birthwork, Lindsey enjoys taking dance classes, cooking, belting out showtunes with her daughter, and spending time with family and friends.

breastfeeding training for doulas
breastfeeding workshop for doulas

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