Lactation Basics for Doulas

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Lactation Basics for Doulas

75.00

This 3-hour course fulfills the breastfeeding class requirements for most doula certifications including DONA and DTI.

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 client
  • Helping people with lactation and 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
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