Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas: Lactation Support from the Doula’s Perspective

A 3-hour in-person course that fulfills the requirements for your DONA International birth doula certification.

"Tanya's Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas class provided me with a really solid foundation. I walked away feeling as if I could assist parents who wanted to breastfeed. In addition, I felt confident recognizing some common issues that may effect successful breastfeeding.  As someone who had never taken a breastfeeding class or breastfed, this was a huge deal. Also, Tanya's enthusiasm and passion for breastfeeding support helped ignite my own. Since attending Tanya's class, I've decided to become a Certificated Lactation Counselor (CLC).  What I learned in her class helped me a great deal during CLC training. I  highly recommend Tanya's class!

- Madeleine Belizaire (NYC Doula Collective)

We offer an in-depth discussion of evidence-based information including:

  • The benefits of breastfeeding
  • Basic anatomy and physiology (let down, supply and demand)
  • Infant capabilities, reflexes and cues
  • Counseling the postpartum woman
  • Helping women breastfeed in the early moments and early days
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Proper Latch
  • Early breastfeeding challenges (engorgement, nipple soreness, milk supply)
  • When and how to make referrals

***All classes are offered on Monday's 6:00-9:00 p.m. (3 hours total for the course)

Upcoming dates in 2016:  March 14, May 2, June 27, August 1, November 7, December 19

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: 106th St. and Columbus Avenue (exact address given upon registration)

Instructor:  Tanya Wills, CNM, IBCLC

Cost: $75.00 per person

To register: Contact Us