Infant Feeding Specialist Training

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    With this training, ProDoula is bridging the gap between the limitations of a doula’s scope of practice and immediate access to a credentialed Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or the baby’s medical care provider. Filling the gap when the “what ifs” happen is an essential part of helping families achieve their infant feeding goals. The ProDoula IFS is trained to assist families in those intermediary times until the family can be seen by the IBCLC or the baby’s medical care provider. We need this! Our clients need this! This training is comprehensive. Developed in coordination with the expertise of an RN, Childbirth Educator and veteran IBCLC, a 15-year (frustrated) CLC, and a 20-year seasoned postpartum doula, this training contains practical information on ALL ways to feed an infant, as well as extensive breastfeeding education.

    Topics include:

    The Anatomy of Infant Feeding
    The Anatomy of Breastfeeding
    The Anatomy of Bottles, Pumps and Accessories
    Exploring Biases
    Support Without Bias
    12 Months of Infant Feeding
    How Parenting Philosophies Shape Feeding Choices
    Prenatal Beliefs about Infant Feeding
    How Birth Shapes Feeding
    Infant Feeding Positions
    Myth Busting Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding and Body Image
    Modesty and Breastfeeding Clothing
    The Breastfeeding Relationship
    Oversupply, Undersupply & Overactive Letdown
    Nutritive Sucking vs. Non.
    Alternative means of Milk Transfer
    Infant Feeding Obstacles
    Comfort, Bonding and Feeding
    Formula Feeding and its Considerations
    Formula – How are They Different
    Formula Bouncing – From One to the Next and Back
    Overfeeding and the Unsettled Infant
    Colic & Reflux
    Paced Bottle Feeding
    Combination Feeding
    Postpartum Ideals vs. Postpartum Realities
    Sleep and Infant Feeding
    Introduction of Solids
    Insurance and Breastfeeding

    Not to mention the historical information around breastfeeding you’ll learn and other relevant health considerations for today’s modern families! If you are one of the many who have hesitated to move forward with a lactation credential because there hasn’t been an inclusive feeding program available… Your training has arrived! This is a stand alone certification and is not affiliated or meant to be affiliated with any other program or credential.

    This 20 hour workshop must be attended in its entirety. Cost for this 2 day intensive course is $595 plus your first year membership fee of $75. Annual membership fee for each subsequent year is $50. (ALL FUNDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)


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