BREASTFEEDING CLASSES FOR DOULAS

These live online workshops are available separately!

Breastfeeding Basics

breastfeeding basics

This class will give you a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding. Update your knowledge in this field. Much has been learned in recent years! Topics include the following:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Basic breast anatomy & physiology
  • Impact of the birth experience on breastfeeding
  • Benefit of skin-to-skin contact & self-attachment
  • How do you know baby is getting enough?
  • A review of positioning & latch
  • When to refer to a lactation professional or medical care provider

This class is included in both our Birth & Postpartum Doula Training programs and does not need to be purchased separately if you are investing in doula training. Class fulfills a certification requirement for Birth Doulas through Lifespan Doulas.

2021 Schedule & Fees

  • July 24 (Sat, 8:30am–noon, EST)
  • September 14 (Tues, 6–9:15pm, EST)
  • October 9 (Sat, 8:30am–noon, EST)

Breastfeeding Support Skills

Breastfeeding support skills

This class will give you a solid foundation in the basics of breastfeeding. Update your knowledge in this field. Much has been learned in recent years! Topics include the following:

  • Common problems & solutions
  • Special needs babies
  • Breastfeeding mom & baby—case study
  • Pumping & slternative feeding methods
  • Keys to breastfeeding success
  • Emotional support of the breastfeeding family

This class is included in our Postpartum Doula Training program and does not need to be purchased separately. Birth doulas may opt to enhance their skills with this training.

2021 Schedule & Fees

  • July 24 (Sat, 1-5pm, EST)
  • October 9 (Sat, 1-5pm, EST)

Your Instructor

Barbara Robertson

Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC

Barbara holds master’s degree in education and is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She founded The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor in 2008 and serves as its director where she teaches breastfeeding classes for parents, runs support groups, trains lactation professionals, and is in private practice as a lactation consultant.