The Workshop
This three-hour training will be in the form of a participative workshop with a
lot of hands-on practice. The following
topics will be covered:
¨ the benefits and barriers to breastfeeding
¨ the anatomy and physiology of the breast and the baby¨ the breastfeeding couple
¨ breastfeeding in the first few days; the doula’s role
¨ breastfeeding in the early weeks; the doula’s role
¨ breastfeeding challenges.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
¨ describe the benefits and barriers to breastfeeding
¨ describe the anatomy and physiology of the breast and the baby
¨ describe how the breastfeeding couple function successfully
¨ demonstrate different positions for a successful latch
¨ describe the doula’s role in supporting a new mother in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding
¨ list the major breastfeeding challenges a new mother may face


• Introductions and information
• Benefits and Barriers to Breastfeeding
• Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast and the Baby

• The Breastfeeding Couple: Skin to Skin contact
• The Correct Latch

• Breastfeeding in the first few days; the doula’s role
• Breastfeeding in the early weeks;  the doula’s role
• Breastfeeding challenges; how to identify them; ways of dealing

The Breastfeeding class for doulas is designed for women interested in helping others have a positive breastfeeding experience. This three-hour class fulfills the breastfeeding requirement for DONA International Birth Doula Certification.

Recommended reading before the workshop:
¨ An up to date breastfeeding book of your choice.

I highly recommend:
¨ Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett.

Minimum: 4 registrations
Maximum:  14 registrations
Registration Deadline:  Pre-paid registration required 2 weeks prior to class offering
Penny Stansfield, CCE, CD (DONA), CMT

Photo:  In the Moment Photography with Hollis


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Thursday, June 22, 2017