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Breastfeeding Management for Doulas

Open to all birth and postpartum care providers

  • 65 US dollars
  • Online Class

Service Description

This is a conversational class developed for doulas and other care providers to increase your confidence working with breastfeeding families. Together, we'll cover breastfeeding basics and beyond including: possible impacts of birth interventions on breastfeeding, maternal mental health, importance of support systems, factors for a healthy milk production, tongue tie and other anomalies plus we'll look at when breastfeeding really isn't the issue. Learning Objectives: +Review breast anatomy, lactogenesis and common or shared language +Review risk factors for concerns with milk production and successful latching +Demonstrate and practice ways to provide in-home support for breastfeeding families +Discuss all of the interventions and common practices that impact breastfeeding +Integrate what we learned into a practical plan for your continued success as a doula +Discuss the value of collaborative care for families experiencing breastfeeding issues This class has not been submitted for CE approval but the course curriculum and hours and other details can be provided to be considered for approval from your individual certifying body. This is a Zoom or virtual class and we will take a break for you to take your eyes off the screen. We will incorporate break-out rooms for small discussion and conversation is highly encouraged. Feel free to reach out with your questions or concerns. Sliding scale and trade are always available. Babies are always welcome. Taught by Katie DaMota, IBCLC, MAS with 15 years of experience as a lactation consultant, postpartum doula and prenatal educator. She has made a career out of her passion for helping families to make informed decisions around infant feeding with a focus on caring, compassionate, family-centered care. Shalin Butterworth, CD(DONA), CPpD, CLEC, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Shalin is experienced supporting expecting families from pregnancy through postpartum, including breastfeeding. Her focus is on addressing the well-being of the family unit, with an emphasis on evidence-based education and respectful, compassionate support.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We know life happens and changes need to be made. For the support of our staff, we ask that you make them at least 24 hours before class.

Contact Details


830 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA, USA

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