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Breastfeeding for Doulas Workshop

Breastfeeding for Doulas Workshop


Breastfeeding Course for Birth Doulas (counts toward your DONA Certification):

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

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