Breastfeeding for Doulas is a self-paced and self-directed online course designed for birth and/or postpartum doulas. It can also be entry level education for anyone interested in lactation. It is focused on the doula role and scope and features presentations, videos and resources, as well as opportunities for reflection and inquiry.
Introduction to the Breastfeeding for Doula's Course
The Role of the Doula in Supporting Breastfeeding
Introduction to Breastfeeding
Strong Foundations: Supporting Breastfeeding Prenatally
Successful Starts: Supporting Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth
Early Days: Establishing a Breastfeeding Relationship
Breastfeeding Challenges: Supporting Client Navigation
Beyond the First Month: Longer Term Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding Resources for Learning and Sharing
You’ll also learn about the significance of breastfeeding, social impacts and inequities in breastfeeding rates and support, how doulas influence the quality of client perinatal experiences from the unique relationship doulas have with their clients, and keys for breastfeeding success.
CEU's: Approved for 3 Continuing Education Contact Hours from Bastyr University
Faculty: Joy MacTavish, MA, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE, CD(DONA), is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certified childbirth educator, internationally certified birth doula, and certified postpartum doula. She serves on the faculty at the Simkin Center as the Instructor and originator of the Breastfeeding for Doulas online course. She is a lactation consultant in private practice in Seattle.
Internet connection requirements:
Students must have access to DSL or better connection to access course content for an optimal experience
Speakers, headphones and a built in or external microphone & webcam.
Web Browser and related software recommendations
Use latest version of Mozilla Firefox (10.0 or higher) for the best experience. It is available here
(Do not use CHROME or Safari as they are not compatible with all of the features of Moodle). You may use Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The latest version of Java is available here (pre-installed on Mac OS X)
Adobe Acrobat Reader X available here
Please no Chromebooks.