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

A 3-hour in-person course that fulfills the requirements for most birth doula certifications.

"Tanya's Lactation 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 a successful nursing relationship.  As someone who had never taken a lactation class or breastfed a baby myself, this was a huge deal. Also, Tanya's enthusiasm and passion for lactation 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 (Student Midwife at Yale School of Nursing)

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

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

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

Upcoming dates in 2017:

  • May 15 - 6:00-9:00
  • June 26 - 6:00-9:00
  • October 30 - 6:00-9:00
  • December 4 - 6:00-9:00

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

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

Instructor:  Tanya Wills, CNM, IBCLC

Price: $75.00 per person