Breastfeeding for Professionals

Saturday, 17 October 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

7 Mt Lassen Drive, Central Gazebo Building, San Rafael, California, 94903, United States

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Saturday, 17 October 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

Marin Office, 7 Mt Lassen Drive, San Rafael, California, 94903, United States.

Join us for an informative and experiential introduction to the principles, techniques and latest research involved in the amazing world of breastfeeding. Meet others working in the field of birth and postpartum support, share resources and insights, and deepen your understanding of how we can best support families in one of the most profound (and potentially challenging) gifts they can give themselves and their babies.

In this thorough 3 hour Breastfeeding Class for Professionals, participants will learn:

Several lesser known health benefits of breastfeeding
Anatomy and physiology of the lactating breast
How to support new parents in navigating correct positioning and latch
Tips for guiding a partner in supporting the breastfeeding parent
Laid Back Breastfeeding - why it works and how to elicit it
Common challenges and how to avoid or address them
Improving milk production with placenta, herbs and foods
Alternatives to bottle feeding when a baby needs supplemental milk
How to support an ambivalent or poorly resourced breastfeeding parent



This class is designed to meet the requirements for DONA certification for Birth & Postpartum Doulas.

Hearthstone Midwifery & Lactation Services

Rebecca Plum, LM, CPM, IBCLC

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