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Lactation Management for Doulas and Birth Workers

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Learn the basics of lactation management in these online, on-demand courses assembled specifically for doulas and birth workers.

Designed for those with little experience or training as a breastfeeding counselor, these lessons will cover the topics you need to provide lactation-related doula care, whether you provide care before, during, or after birth.

Learn the basics of lactation management in these online, on-demand courses assembled specifically for doulas and birth workers.

Designed for those with little experience or training as a breastfeeding counselor, these lessons will cover the topics you need to provide lactation-related doula care, whether you provide care before, during, or after birth.

Learn about:

  • Getting lactation off to a good start
  • Common breastfeeding positions and latch
  • Challenges, causes, and strategies for support
  • Choosing and using breast pumps
  • Freezing, thawing and storing breastmilk

Add the “complete” course to also learn about:

  • Guidance for supporting mothers of premature infants
  • Alternative feeding methods, including cup, spoon, and finger feeding
  • Effective communication skills

Taught by expert instructors with more than 25 years of teaching and clinical experience, both courses meet the requirement for lactation support training required by DONA and many other doula certification organizations.

All online training courses provide 12 months of access from date of purchase.
 

Basics of
Lactation Management Training

Basics of
Lactation Management Training
Complete

  Includes Required Courses: Includes Required Courses
plus Optional Courses:
Starting Out Successfully Included! Included!
Overcoming Breastfeeding Difficulties Included! Included!
Breast Pumps and Breastmilk Storage Included! Included!
Breastfeeding the Premature Infant   Included!
Alternative Feeding Methods   Included!
Talking to Mothers   Included!
 

  $65.00

4.5 L-CERPs and 4.5 Nursing Contact Hours
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  $99.00

8.5 L-CERPs and 8.5 Nursing Contact Hours
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Many doulas also increase their capacity to provide lactation care by becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist or an IBCLC.
 

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