The Breastfeeding Doula Course

Brand new course for 2022!

Doulas: Advance your breastfeeding knowledge and support skills! Barbara Robertson, MA, IBCLC has been training doulas for over 17 years. We know the skills you need to help your clients reach their breastfeeding/chestfeeding goals.

This course uses a hybrid-learning model: 20 hours of independent pre-work (reading, videos, podcasts, and assignments) done at your own pace, and then two live Zoom days of discussion, working with families, and practicing skills.

Spring 2022 session

  • The pre-work will open March 1, 2022
  • Live Zoom days: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 8:00 AM EDT to 5:30 PM EDT
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Cost for this 35 hour training with one payment:

$399 Early bird price (ends February 15, 2022)
$469 Regular price

Cost for this 35 hour training with three payments:

$450 Early bird price (ends February 15, 2022)- Three payments of $150
$525 Regular price- Three payments of $175

For your second and third payments you will be making arrangements directly with our office.

Prerequisite:

You must have completed a birth or postpartum doula training, including breastfeeding content.

--If you feel a need a refresher on the basics, you can take a foundational breastfeeding course such as our live course, Breastfeeding Basics for Parents (great way to see what questions parents ask!), or Patty Brennan's self-paced online Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas.

Five Reasons You Will Love Our Course!

1

We are educators first. Then we fell in love with breastfeeding.

2

We use online technology to its fullest to provide you a rich and rewarding educational experience!

3

The combination of doing pre-work so you have the foundations and then our live Zoom days will help cement your learning.

4

By working with both birth and postpartum doulas for over 17 years we know what doulas need to know to help!

5

We offer so many resources for you so you can know exactly where to go to get accurate and current breastfeeding information.

Do you need more breastfeeding training? We can help.

Our training offers skills to help with:

  • Communicating more effectively
  • Sore nipples and/or breasts
  • Latching and positioning issues
  • Worries about breastmilk supply
  • Preterm babies
  • Twins and multiples
  • Parents' plans for returning to work

Reasons to take this course:

  • You want more concrete, hands on experience to really work with breastfeeding families
  • You want instructors who work with breastfeeding families everyday
  • You want the convenience of some online learning combined with the community of online Zoom work
  • You want the experience of working with real breastfeeding families
  • You want passionate, knowledgeable instructors who use the latest education methods for effective learning