WellPregnancy breastfeeding workshops for professionals will help you support and educate the families you work with by updating and deepening your knowledge about lactation.

Breastfeeding for Perinatal Professionals

As a perinatal professional, you are often with breastfeeding dyads at critical moments. This workshop will help you provide critical, current information to families when they need it most. Join us to review how doulas, childbirth educators, nurses, body workers, and other professionals can support breastfeeding.

This workshop is interactive. Get your breastfeeding questions answered by an experienced IBCLC so you can better support parents and their babies.

Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals is the prerequisite for Continuing Breastfeeding, more information on that class can be found below.

All are welcome to attend. Come deepen and update your knowledge about lactation. Participants will be awarded 3 CAPPA CEUs. Many participants have used this workshop to meet the requirements for a breastfeeding workshop for DONA doula certification.


Topics Include:

* How birth impacts breastfeeding: the effects of ivs, pitocin, epidurals, vacuum delivery, cesarean birth, glucose testing, and early separation
* Demand and supply: how the body knows how much milk to make, and what about galactagogues
* The early days: the importance of nursing early and often and what life with a new baby looks like
* Newborn behavior: how to know when a baby is hungry, satisfied, and getting enough to eat
* The mechanics of latch: what an effective latch looks and feels like
* Beyond cross-cradle to laid back, koala, and more: parent-led and baby-led positions
* Milk removal and storage: pumping, hand expression, and storage guidelines
* The alphabet soup of lactation supporters: when an IBCLC is needed
* Tips and tricks: how you can support and promote breastfeeding as a doula, educator, or other perinatal professional

Tuition is $75. Space is limited.

Looking for more? Take the Continuing Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals workshop with Julie (scroll down for more information).

 Join us for Breastfeeding Basics for Birth Professionals virtual, interactive workshop on Wed. July 17, 2024 from 12:30-3:30 pm Eastern Time.

What participants are saying about this workshop:

"I found it very helpful and inspiring. I loved how up to date Julie was on current research and learning what has changed since I was a nursing mom only 6 years ago."

"I thought the course was absolutely excellent. We covered a lot in the three hours but it didn’t seem rushed. There was also time to ask questions. Julie has a wonderful teaching style. I felt very comfortable with her and hope to take more training from her in the future. It was totally worth the time difference and staying up until 1.30am!"

"Amazing lactation trainings. Highly recommend for birth and postpartum doulas."

"As a new doula, I found Julie's course to be both comprehensive and empowering. Taking her class gave me the confidence and I needed to support mothers in their first breastfeeding experiences. Her evidence based approach was exactly what I needed to proceed with my childbirth doula certification. I have now successfully supported breastfeeding families with a variety of birth outcomes including natural, operative, and cesarean births."

"Thank you for a really informative workshop! Julie was amazingly knowledgeable and helpful."

Continuing Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals

Open only to those who have taken Breastfeeding Basics, this is an opportunity to dive deeper into lactation, while staying in your professional scope. Content can be participant driven, so come with your questions. We can explore breastfeeding issues you're seeing with the families you serve.

Topics include:

* How you can help get breastfeeding off to the best start, starting prenatally when possible
* What it looks like when breastfeeding is going well in the early, critical period
* Low production: risk factors and strategies
* Over production and over-active milk ejection reflex
* Plugged ducts and mastitis

* Supportive tools: skin to skin, co-sleeping, baby wearing, and tummy time
* The quick fix: nipple shields, pacifiers, and bottles

* Common pitfalls: swaddling, sleep training, schedules, pacifiers, and misguided advice

* Supplemental feeding methods: tubes, cups, syringes, spoons, and pace bottle feeding
* Donor milk: milk banks, informal milk sharing, and how to help while staying in your professional scope of practice
* Time to ask an IBCLC your breastfeeding questions

Tuition is $75. Space is limited.

 Join us for Continuing Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals online dates are TBA.