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Ventura, Santa barbara & LA County Continuing education for doulas

Supporting Lactation: A Doula Skills Workshop

Do you want to learn how best to support new families with their lactation goals and challenges?

As a birth or postpartum doula, you know the value of breastfeeding knowledge and support skills. Breastfeeding science changes quickly, and we know that skilled lactation support is crucial for breastfeeding success.

Maybe you want to know more about the art of breastfeeding with all the gadgets and products your doula clients are using. What about storage and pumping? Or you have a doula client who desperately needs breastfeeding or chestfeeding help, but you don’t know how or where to begin...

This 2.5-hour online workshop on Lactation Support for Doulas is designed for you as birth and postpartum professionals with evidence-based, current information and skill building.

The Supporting Lactation for Doulas workshop is similar to the breastfeeding classes available to your clients, with a stronger emphasis your role and appropriate support.

Your online lactation course will include:

  • When and how to reach out for client assistance.
  • How to get involved with your local breastfeeding community
  • How lactation support and community outreach benefits your professional credibility.
  • The value of statewide coalitions will also be addressed, along with training organizations, different certifications and their advantages.

At the end of the workshop, you will have enough information to help you do what’s right for your career path.

Course Details

  • This workshop is intended or Doulas. NCS and Nannies only. The purpose of the workshop is to provide breastfeeding basics and pertinent information deemed helpful for professionals who have breastfeeding clients.
  • This workshop is not affiliated with a professional certifying organization and is not a substitute for those organizations.
  • This workshop will provide information on professional organizations that provide certification programs, and community resources for your clients.

Register together with the Infant Massage for Doulas workshop and save 10%!

WHEN: June 4th, 2023

LOCATION: Live online via zoom

  • Workshops are 2.5 hours in length, and limited to 10-12 people.
  • Workbooks and handouts will be mailed prior to the workshop. You will be encouraged to bring your experience into the session for discussion. Please be prepared to use mailed materials during workshop.
  • No Refunds. Registrations may be transferred to another workshop within 6 months, or given to a friend. Special sales, such as buy 1 for 2 are time specific and not honored throughout the year.