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Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals

This course is a three-hour course that is a required step for doula certification with DONA International.

Here are the topics that are covered:

  • Breastfeeding Basics and Barriers
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Breastfeeding Couple
  • Breastfeeding the First Few Days
  • Breastfeeding in the Early Weeks
  • Breastfeeding Challenges

In each of these topics, you will also see how a doula can play a vital role in helping a family initiate and continue breastfeeding. There is also a discussion of the role of referrals and the scope of a doula in breastfeeding.

Each student will receive a workshop, access to a wealth of resources, and a certificate of completion. This course is taught by a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).

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