• Breastfeeding Basics for Professionals

    Posted on June 2, 2014 by in

    Event Details

    An in-depth 4-hour breastfeeding basics class for professionals such as lactation educators, lactation consultants, doulas, physicians, nurses, midwives and the like. Meets the requirements for DONA certification.

    Topics covered are specifically related to the profesional/client relationship.  Through lecture, discussion, and activities, students will learn:

    Breastfeeding Primer

    • Breast anatomy
    • Positioning and latching


    • Integrating breastfeeding into the birth plan
    • Encouraging parenting practices that support breastfeeding


    • Protecting breastfeeding in the birth space
    • Supporting breastfeeding after birth interventions
    • Initiating the first breastfeed


    • Basics of breastfeeding assessment
    • When breastfeeding doesn’t go as planned
    • Knowing how and when to refer

    Beyond birth

    • Supporting pumping
    • Nursing in public
    • Breastfeeding and postpartum depression

    …and more!

    Participants will receive materials that they may use in their practice to educate and support parents.

    This class is currently offered locally in the greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area,
    but will soon also be available in an online/distance learning format.

    Registration Form

    About the Next Class

    • Fee: $45 (Pre-registration required.)
      Instructor: Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, LE
      Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
      Time: 1:00-5:00pm
      Location: Mother's Haven


    Registrant Information






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