Lactation for Doulas Workshop (Virtual)

Lactation Course for Birth and Postpartum Doulas (counts toward your DONA Certification).

*This class is run virtually until further notice.*

  • How doulas can help prepare parents to understand lactation
    • Supporting the first feed
    • Local lactation Support Resources
    • How doulas can help their clients get lactation support from their midwife or OB
  • Understanding how newborns feed when undisturbed on parents’ chest
    • Delaying Newborn Procedures in a hospital setting (understanding and learning how to assist in the moment with that goal)
    • Breast Crawl/Laid-back chest feeding position
    • The other basic lactation positions
    • Who in the hospital is available to help support lactation
    • Supporting milk production when there is long term hospital separation of mother and baby
    • Supporting lactation after a cesarean birth
  • Understanding Lactation Basics
  • Understanding Proper Latch
  • Lactation Support resources doulas can offer to their lactating clients and how to know when they are needed