4 Contact Hours from ICEA and DONA Fee: $50 (includes workshop manual, handouts. Lunch is on your own.) Instructor: Marilyn Hildreth, RN, IBCLC
This workshop contains up to date, evidence based, scientific research information, for the doula, childbirth educator, maternal child health nurse, public health nurse, and peer counselor, who wants to increase their knowledge of practices that effect breastfeeding and breastfeeding education. Proper latch-on techniques will be demonstrated, the effects of “just one” bottle will be discussed along with the health benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby. This is an excellent workshop for those wishing to complete their DONA Birth Doula Certification.
JM Birth Consultants endorses the Innocenti Declaration, and therefore expects quiet, fully breastfed babies “in arms” to be allowed to remain with their mothers in the meeting rooms.
Breastfeeding: The Norm
Workshop Outline - (Workshop will cover the breastfeeding requirements for the DONA Birth Doula Certification.)
I. Breastfeeding Basics and Barriers a. Reasons to Breastfeed b. Barriers to Success
II. Anatomy and Physiology a. Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast b. Anatomy and Physiology of the Baby
III. The Breastfeeding Couple a. Importance of Relationship Building b. Position and Latch
IV. Breastfeeding the First Few Days a. The First Hour after Birth b. The Role of the Birth Doula c. Remainder of the First Few Days
V. Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks a. How Feedings Evolve b. The Role of the Postpartum Doula
VI. Breastfeeding Challenges a. The Most Common Challenges b. The Role of the Postpartum Doula c. Referrals